Many of the top games last weekend weren’t in the SEC, so some of the top broadcasting crews were on the road. However, there was still plenty of media talk to analyze what transpired on Saturday.
“Uncle” Verne and Gary Danielson called the game between Alabama and Ole Miss, easily the best of the weekend, and fans had some thoughts. Many fans also tuned in the late game between Georgia and Missouri, which featured the always popular Brent Musburger working with Jesse Palmer.
Check out some of the top broadcaster storylines from the past weekend:
It’s quite common for announcers to get accused of homerism, and curiously enough, it always seems to be against your favorite team. Musburger got to experience some of that on Saturday when he called the Missouri-Georgia game.
Most fans seemed to think he was in favor of Missouri, which was a 6.5-point underdog.
Brent Musburger must have a contract with Mizzou – nothing but love praise and shout outs for the most mundane things.
— Jason Jackson (@UGAJason) September 18, 2016
Musburger retire sucker! You do not call . An unbiased game! #Mizzou
— Claude Krause (@ClaudesBBQ) September 18, 2016
Brett Musburger absolutely took Mizzou in this one.
— Tom Martin (@4TomMartin) September 18, 2016
Luckily for all the fans, it appears his favorite team is selected at complete random.
Has anyone figured out the formula that controls Brett Musburger's bias?
Not sure what it is but he always has a favorite in each game.
— Lane Floyd (@TheLaneFloyd) September 18, 2016
Gary Danielson homerism
While Verne Lundquist is the headliner of the duo, people have some strong thoughts on Danielson calling Alabama games. Numerous fans took to Twitter complaining that Danielson was rooting for Alabama throughout the night.
I wish my wife talked about me the way Gary Danielson talks about Alabama.
— Dawgs By Nature (@DawgsByNature) September 17, 2016
— SportsTruther (@TrutherSports) September 17, 2016
Gary Danielson is a pro*
(*message paid for by Alabama)
— Mark Passwaters (@mbpRivals) September 17, 2016
Additionally, many fans watching the Alabama-Ole Miss game just weren’t fans of Gary. Many also complained that CBS would bring Uncle Verne down by pairing him with Gary.
Gary Danielson strikes me as the kind of guy who tries to use an expired coupon then complains to a manager when they won’t let him
— stringsays (@stringsays) September 17, 2016
Seriously. How do you take an announcer as awesome as Verne Lundquist and insist on pairing him with Buzz Killington, er, Gary Danielson?
— Andrew Bucholtz (@AndrewBucholtz) September 17, 2016
Jesse Palmer takes
Palmer is nothing if not entertaining and proved it while calling the Georgia-Missouri game on Saturday night. Getting an exciting game with two bright quarterbacks (Drew Lock and Jacob Eason) created several memorable moments.
First was Palmer fundamentally understanding how cats work:
"Missouri's got big dudes. And they're like cats. They fly around all over the place." -Jesse Palmer, not understanding the animal kingdom.
— Kevin Flaherty (@KFlaherty247) September 18, 2016
Next, Palmer had some strong thoughts on Lock and Missouri’s new-look offense. Ole Miss and Chad Kelly might take some issue.
Jesse Palmer just called #Mizzou "the most explosive passing offense in the SEC." Again, this is strange.
— Nate Atkins (@NateAtkins_) September 18, 2016
Few expected the night to end with Palmer teaching Georgia fans about their own player, but it did. Palmer referred to senior safety Quincy Mauger with the pronunciation “mo-ZHAY” instead of “MAW-ger,” and it got fans going.
Can someone please tell Jesse Palmer that Quincy Mauger is not French Canadian #UGAvsMIZ
— Clete Holmes (@Clete27) September 18, 2016
Can someone please tell Jesse Palmer, Quincy Mauger is from Cobb County, GA not Paris! #UGAvsMIZ
— Nina Teach (@springtime1927) September 18, 2016
Jesse Palmer just put a French spin on Quincy Mauger and tried to say Mauh-gay. Are you kidding me?
— Travis Fox (@tfox0004) September 18, 2016
It turns out, he was right. Oops.
My apologies to Jesse Palmer. pic.twitter.com/YfDmEiseB7
— Nat Burroughs (@AuditDawg) September 18, 2016