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Sports Announcers Say the Darndest Things

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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HANGING OFFENSE Golfweek ESPN analyst Bucky Waters was forced by the network to sit out Wednesday's Virginia Tech–Virginia broadcast after he praised a nine-steal performance by a UConn guard back on January 8 thusly: "It was a holdup, it was a mugging, and I don't know if he's going out after this and hit a couple a couple of convenience stores or not, but he had some night here." Waters' remarks, which he later characterized as "stupid," came just four days after Golf Channel anchor Kelly Tilghman joked that young players trying to challenge Tiger Woods should "lynch him in a back alley." Of course, sports broadcasters have a long and colorful history of saying dumb shit.

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