WEEK 10: Within-grasp Quakes win gassed by late Houston goal, but crazy commentators carry the day.
For HOUvSJ, LOBINA visits LOBOTI: the Longest Online Bar On The Internet.
On paper, they’re perfect: Mr. Sandoval & Mr. Caligiuri have the veteran sports background, the Spanish language, and the announcing experience to provide a quality English-language broadcast on the SAP channel for Univision’s Friday-night MLS matches.
On air, their childish descriptions, name mis-pronounciations and mis-identifications, and unexplainable absences for chunks of on-air time provide one of the better drinking games for MLS matches.
(Much better than the previous "Down a bottle of whiskey when a MLS ref issues a game-sinking card/penalty anytime between 1’ and final whistle.")
#UnivisionDrinkingGame double points tonight for "green rectangle." "White bullet," and any time Ramses Sandoval calls for a player to shoot— Chris Corrigan (@salishsea86) May 1, 2015
Can someone tell #MLSSAP it's pronounced Adam "John"? I mean, it's not like there's a guide for saying names in the media notes ... oh, wait— Geoff Lepper (@quakesbeat) May 2, 2015
Is it possible that the #MLSSAP guys are watching the game via ESPNFC's gamecast? That might explain all the green rectangle references— Rob ロブ (@GameMisconduct1) May 2, 2015
"Bernardez up off the backline, attacking..." Umm, that was #4 Wynne, not #5 Bernardez. #MLSSAP Both Black & Bald, though, so... cheers?— Eli Stuart (@goldenballzen) May 9, 2015
And after 5 full minutes of silence on the broadcast:
You don't have to WATCH Friday Night MLS on Univision when the Quakes aren't playing, but at least listen in and laugh along with large amounts of liquor.
the #MLSSap guys are American heroes and I would vote them for president over all living Americans not named Dwayne The Rock Johnson.— Howie (@Howie_OT) May 9, 2015
But just so we can end on a quality note: