Fired-Up Football Announcer's 'Yee-Haw!' Moment of Silence for Raiders Owner = FAIL (VIDEO)

atlanta falconsI've always admired sports announcers. And game show hosts. They're two of the few jobs where you really can't afford to have a "bad day." Well, I guess you can, but you can't act like you are, like the rest of us working drones. Even if your puppy just died, you need to put on a happy face and upbeat voice and get everybody pumped up and ready to rumble. That's a lot of pressure.

But you also need to know when to switch gears. For instance, if a player gets hurt -- or even worse, somebody dies -- you need to know how to take it from "fired up voice" to "comfortingly somber voice."

Not all announcers can do that. Like the one at Sunday's Atlanta Falcons game, who sounded pretty damn excited to announce the death of Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis.


Dude seemed a little too fired up for my taste. It's a moment of silence for someone who just died, not the kick-off for God's sake. It sounded like he was about to follow it with LET'S GET READY FOR SOME FOOOOTTTBAAAALLL!!!

Guess this guy's still got a thing or two to learn. He's got the upbeat/happy announcer part down. He just needs to work on his comfortingly somber.

Do you think this guy sounds a little too happy to announce the moment of silence?

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