He called the kid a “jackass,” among other things.
Imagine being an adult like this
A high school basketball announcer in Indiana has resigned after ruthlessly criticizing a player who dunked in the final seconds of a game.
The incident occurred on Friday night in a game between Fort Wayne’s Homestead High and Norwell in the small town of Ossian. The Homestead Spartans, the visitors, were well on their way to victory when senior Trent Loomis dunked in the final seconds. He hung on the rim for just a moment and was given a technical foul by an overzealous ref. That’s when the announcer went off.
“Loomis gets two, but then he gets tech-ed up for being a jackass,” the announcer said. “Stay classy, Homestead. May you lose in the first round like you always do. Typical Homestead attitude. No class whatsoever. What else is new? Congratulations, you didn’t even cover the damn spread.”
Wellscountyvoice.com, the site that broadcast the game, apologized for the outburst and said the unnamed announcer had resigned his post.
The whole thing is just so absurd. How could an adult ever think it was OK to go off on a kid like that, especially for something as mundane as hanging on the rim for half a second? Judging by the last line, maybe he had a little money on the game. Do they really have spreads on high school games in Indiana?
Speaking of announcers being jerks
A Kansas radio host is in hot water after he was seen on camera at Monday night’s Kansas-Kansas State basketball game taunting a Wildcats player by pointing to the box score.
That’s Nate Bukaty, announcer for Sporting KC and host of The Border Patrol on 810 WHB. The moment quickly became a widespread meme and his co-hosts showed him what it’s like to be on the other side.
Bukaty later issued an apology.
I want to be clear that I was not in a press seat tonight. I was at the game as a fan, but I should still handle myself with more class than that. If I had to do it over again, I wouldn’t have done that. Hope you all can understand. Good luck to the Cats going forward.— Nate Bukaty (@nate_bukaty) February 26, 2019
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Russ went into dad mode
Pretty much how last night’s Celtics game went
Bill Simmons also overreacted, naturally
When does baseball start?— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) February 27, 2019
Get a grip, Islanders fans
Well played, Darvish
Darvish was asked why he's not using an interpreter this season. "Interpreter is expensive for the organization," he said. Well, where'd the organization use that money, one reporter asked. Darvish was stumped on that one.— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) February 26, 2019
He’s actually doing it to practice his English.
If you buy this you’re automatically the lamest coach in the whole Little League
How are you going to get tagged out like that with two outs in the ninth?
Watch this 🔥 tag at the plate by catcher Jake Vera from Plainview, NY for @MTimePrivateers for their dramatic 5-4 win against Plattsburgh St. at @baseballheavenny on 2/24/19 🎥 @HiCastSports #sctop10 @SportsCenter @BleacherReport pic.twitter.com/yv6tMCIZah— HiCast Sports (@HiCastSports) February 26, 2019
Reggie Miller still has that sweet stroke
Found Gritty’s dad
Usually the ball only goes through the wickets in cricket
Pitt football status: $0.70 on the clearance rack at TJ Maxx
Imagine if Bartolo Colon was back with the Twins
Nelson Cruz (38) is older than his boss, Rocco Baldelli (37), who is older than his boss, Derek Falvey (35) 🤯— Betsy Helfand (@betsyhelfand) February 26, 2019
I’m not mean enough to make a Bartolo joke here
A Florida man is accused of stealing $33,000 in rare coins and exchanging them at a Coin Star machine for less than $30. ... A train full of 183 people got stranded in Oregon for 36 hours. ... Scientists have created a reconstruction of the face of the Roman emperor Nero and he’s got an atrocious neckbeard.
A jaguar vs. alligator fight ends differently than I thought it would
You have to respect that Steven Seagal keeps doing this stuff when he’s obviously incapable of physical activity
I wonder how they came up with that
New trailer for Detective Pikachu
Snow even gets the better of Minnesotans
A good song
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