It’s pretty important as the play-by-play announcer of the team to know the players.
Louisville play-by-play announcer Drew Deener messed this one up pretty bad. After Louisville escaped Hattiesburg with a win, Louisville safety Calvin Pryor addressed the media. Even after he addresses a question about whether the conditions were more difficult for the offense or the defense and clearly says “we” when talking about the defense, Deener still thinks it is running back Senorise Perry, who scored the winning touchdown with just over five minutes to go. To be fair, they both do have long hair.
So he asks Pryor how important it was to ensure that he got into the endzone at the end of the game. Pryor handles it as well, as possible. He addresses the question as if he were in the perspective of the running back and talks about how heavy the ball was and how anything could happen on the field.
Deener then does it again. After Pryor had addressed the question that was intended for Perry, he asks what it felt like on that run. This time the rest of the media point out that this is, in fact, Pryor and not Perry. And he plays defense, not offense. Pryor does not answer the question, they move on and Deener makes a hilarious embarrassed face.
It’s easy to take shots at announcers. All of their mistakes are on film and they talk a lot so there are ample opportunities for mistakes. But, it is inexcusable to not know the players for the team you cover every day.
Here’s the video if you want a quick laugh.
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