I was watching TSN this morning here in Cincinnati and they were playing the Top 10 funniest/worst announcer play calls. Sorry Chris Walby, no CFL announcer made the list. But it brought back a great memory from the past.
Last week of the season. Hamilton and Ottawa both have 4 wins, Shreveport has 3. If Shreveport and Hamilton win, we are in the playoffs. If Ottawa wins or Hamilton wins, we are out.
The Ottawa - Shreveport game is on Friday night and CHML picked up the Shreveport radio feed because of the importance of the game to the Cats. I can't remember if the game was on TV or not. I do remember being huddled around a radio and/or a TV.
It's 22-7 for Shreveport at half time and we are going crazy. Ottawa starts a comeback, eventually cutting it to 25-21 in the fourth quarter. Then, one of the funniest things I have ever heard on a CFL telecast came out of the Shreveport announcers mouth.
Shreveport gets burned on a horrible official's mistake. I can't remember the details, but it was a glaring error and the Shreveport announcer says to his partner in the booth:
"Pass the vaseline on down"
I am not sure he completed that thought or not since the whole room was roaring with laughter.
A little bit of strange CFL history for you all to lighten the mood around town.
Will The Thrill