Hey Alabama fans, how many times have you watched Tua Tagovailoa’s game-winning touchdown pass since the Crimson Tide put the dagger in Georgia during overtime of an epic national title game on Monday night?
Too many to count already? Good. We’re going to have you watch it eight more times. Oh, come on. You know you wanna.
Deadspin collected the broadcast of the College Football Playoff’s final play from eight different broadcasting venues (six of them are in English!) and put them into one handy video.
We reviewed the film, and we’ve issued some official rankings.
Take a listen for yourself and see if you agree:
8. Russian TV
Seriously, guys? That’s the most excitement you can muster for the biggest play in overtime of the biggest college football game of the year? No wonder American football isn’t a very big deal in Russia. With an attitude like that, it may never be relevant.
7. SEC Network’s Finebaum’s Film Room
Are we tweetin’ or we watchin’, boys? Hard to tell here. And you don’t fool us with your low key reaction, Greg McElroy. We know your Crimson heart was cheering on the inside.
6. ESPN Coaches Film Room
When you put a bunch of coaches in a room together, they’re bound to nerd out on coverages, schemes and blown assignments. So this telecast which featured the likes of Ole Miss coach Matt Luke and former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin played out pretty much how you would have imagined: Light on emotion, high on analysis.
5. Georgia Radio
Georgia’s broadcasting crew delivered an epic call to Sony Michel’s game-winning touchdown against Oklahoma during the Rose Bowl. And really, this one is pretty solid as well. We just don’t like listening to the pain in their voices more than once. It’s tough.
4. ESPN TV
Chris Fowler is a top-notch play-by-play announcer who delivered a very solid, respectable call on Alabama’s game winner. Fowler has never been known to sensationalize, and as a result his steady call sometimes goes underappreciated. Not here. We put it at No. 4 on our list.
3. ESPN Radio
A neutral radio call is tricky. You have to play to both sides of your audience without the benefits of visuals to help you along the way in your quest to appear neutral. Given those constraints, Sean McDonough
2. Alabama Radio
Eli Gold delivers a solid championship call here. Expect to hear this one on radio commercials, promos and general university propaganda for years to come.
1. ESPN Deportes
Do we understand all of the words that are coming out of his mouth? Admittedly we do not. Do we want to listen to this call of the touchdown over and over and over again? You bet.