HOW TO BE A FOOTBALL ANNOUNCER
So, you want to do the play-by-play for NFL or NCAA football games? These helpful tips will get you started.
- •Have a mediocre career as a player or coach.
- •When on camera, stare awkwardly at your broadcast partner while they are talking, being sure to nod your head occasionally.
- •If you know nothing about a player, refer to them as a "class act" or "great locker room guy"
- •4th and Goal situations are a great time to question the head coach's decision making.
- •Rely on your sideline reporter. Their insightful, informed opinions are invaluable.
- •Be sure your audience knows that the replay official requires "indisputable video evidence" to overturn a call on the field. Repeat this phrase often.
- •When a player is injured, solemnly discuss the league's concussion protocol until the commercial break.
- •Make sure everyone knows the yellow line is not official.