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Old 01-06-2005   #4
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The New York Jets game was the worst. Those folks were so pro-NY that it wasn't even funny. I finally did turn off the sound and listen to the radio -- despite the delay. As for the mistaken call in the Jax game, don't blame the commentator. Blame the spotter. Having been in the booth during a game, I know how it works. The commentators have a "map" with all the players and their numbers on them. When someone makes a tackle, the spotter points to the number of the player and the announcer makes the call. In this case, the spotter probably had too much booze or spilled his coffee and while wiping it off the "map" accidentally misidentified the player. I've seen that happen -- and it's kinda funny since everybody assumes in the booth that nobody is really following who's tackling who anyway.
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