It only took a week for people to get over the novelty of a new season — announcer hate is back in full force.
The slate of games featured more than a few blowouts, which gave the broadcast teams an opportunity to small talk and anger some fan bases. None of the big names were safe from ruthless response on Twitter.
Check out some of the top broadcaster storylines from the past weekend.
Musburger mixes his Kyles
Auburn wide receiver Kyle Davis had another great game for the Tigers, but apparently not quite memorable enough for Brent Musburger. The legendary announcer repeatedly called him Kyle Allen, apparently mixing him up with the Texas A&M quarterback transfer.
I like Brent Musburger. But, man, he called Kyle Davis "Kyle Allen" a BUNCH of times in this telecast…
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) September 11, 2016
Can someone please tell Brent Musburger that his name is Kyle DAVIS?!? Good grief Brent! You're as bad as Vern!
— Andy Palys (@AndyPalys) September 11, 2016
Can't figure if Musburger knows more Auburn players than me. Who is Kyle Allen?
— Steed Tumbleweed (@AmericanMatt5) September 11, 2016
And of course, no Musburger week would be complete without a gambling story.
Brent Musburger said on @finebaum he had 10 or 11-to-1 ticket on LSU to win national title but “it evaporated rather quickly in Lambeau”
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 9, 2016
Luckily, Davis and Auburn managed to top Arkansas State despite Musburger’s forgetfulness.
Verne and Gary clown Kentucky
Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson were sent to Gainesville to cover the Kentucky-Florida game, which ended up being an embarrassment for Big Blue Nation. The Wildcats lost 45-7 in a game that wasn’t even as close as the final score.
After only a quarter or two, Verne and Gary were happy to openly comment about Kentucky’s incompetence and joked that there was nothing to talk about from this game.
"How would you like to be a Kentucky fan right now? It's got to be depressing."- Gary Danielson on the CBS broadcast
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) September 10, 2016
Verne Lundquist is brutal. "Some of us thought this would be a competitive game………….I'm not sure why."
— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) September 10, 2016
Not a ringing endorsement of the Mark Stoops era. https://t.co/vErPUsVc0B
— Joe Mussatto (@joe_mussatto) September 10, 2016
Verne Lundquist goes to commercial with "If you've got any stories for us, phone them in." Kentucky a total punchline today.
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_AJC) September 10, 2016
Verne and Gary have always been frank and jovial, but it has to sting extra deep to hear the commentators openly mocking your team’s performance. It probably doesn’t help that there is no defense against these lashes – that’s what happens when a quarterback throws more to the other team than his own.
Beth Mowins hate rolls on
Mowins was tasked with calling the Alabama-Western Kentucky game on Saturday afternoon, and Alabama fans were not pleased. Most comments were about her voice, but more than a few had gendered insults (Mowins is one of the few female major college announcers) and references to that she hasn’t played the game (she’s far from alone).
The government should hire Beth Mowins to talk to terrorists, they would confess in less than five minutes.
— UnlimitedTide (@UnlimitedTide) September 10, 2016
Listening to @bethmowins commentate our game reminds me of why women don't play football.
— Corey Evans (@yeeeCME) September 10, 2016
There's only 1 thing worse than Verne Lundquist announcing Alabama games… Beth Mowins announcing Alabama games pic.twitter.com/zNH3uEHE75
— Christian Dabbes (@MTVKwas) September 10, 2016
When you realize Beth Mowins is calling this Bama game. pic.twitter.com/DZjpZm6U1y
— Belle Es You (@SouthernbeLLSU) September 10, 2016
— Bama Jax (@BamaJaxx) September 10, 2016
While the strong consensus on Twitter is criticism, some did come to Mowins’ defense.
Gotta say, @bethmowins is terrific.
— jeffpearlman (@jeffpearlman) September 10, 2016
— Ray Steele (@RaySteeleRTV6) September 10, 2016
Joe Tess magic
Popular announcer Joe Tessitore seems to bring the magic with him to every game he announces, and Saturday’s matchup between Arkansas and TCU was no different.
Despite being slow for much of the game, these two teams exploded in the fourth quarter and sent the game to an exciting double-overtime finish.
When Joe Tess walks into your dinner party pic.twitter.com/2hU14fRGBR
— SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) September 11, 2016
— Paul Swinebaum (@AugustusThe3rd) September 11, 2016
— Amy Massengill (@mom2bugnbee) September 11, 2016