Courtesy of our Fearless Leader, Awful Announcing, we have one of my personal favorites, Pam Oliver (both in sports reporting skill and beauty), letting her producer know she doesn’t appreciate his repeated jabbing in her IFB:
Yowsa. Betcha that gets them both into a closed-door meeting with a supervisor. As a producer in another medium, this is the most annoying part of the job — talent that insists on dragging things out. However, at some point, you’ve got to account for it in a live telecast, and especially in live sporting events.
That said, AA is starting his series on announcing previews for the NFL season, and he’s kicked it off with Fox, whom he’s got plenty of good words for, despite the Buckbot Jr.