I'm no fan of Joe Buck. But his call on this play was absolutely perfect. He minimized his words. He showed the extreme excitement the moment deserved. He let the pictures do the talking. He let the crowd noise do the talking. It was masterful.
I must give some more credit -- Troy Aikman. Not a peep while the play was happening. Nothing immediately following. He knew his role, and he knew his place. Only when it was time to analyze did Aikman speak up. That was truly pro.
Compare that to Paul Allen and Pete Bersich. Granted, it's radio, and you have to be more descriptive. But everything was so ... contrived and out of control at the same time. Allen set up his Minneapolis Miracle phrase way too early, and too many times. Bersich just kept screaming over the top of him. It was awful. Allen seemed more interested in getting his Minneapolis Miracle comment in there than actually calling the play, and Bersich ... just SHUT UP for a half second.
Want to hear how a professional radio guy handles it? Listen to the call of Kevin Harlan and Trent Green on Westwood One.
Notice how Green stays quiet until it's time for him to speak. THAT'S how you do radio.
Sorry guys. I'm just not a Paul Allen fan. I think he's arrogant and very much in love with himself.