There's been so many bloopers and graphic errors on hockey broadcasts that we've been forced to create a new regular segment - Broadcast Bloopers. We'll highlight the best and most embarrassing errors that pop up around the league. See one? Snap a photo and send it our way on Twitter.
What better way to start this series than by highlighting a blunder from Comcast Sportsnet that showed Dan Boyle and Brent Burns hitting home runs in the team's 1-0 loss to Nashville. The feat is not only impressive because the sport is hockey, not baseball, but also because both men went 0-for-0 at the dish. You'd also imagine that San Jose might have won the game with the combined 6 RBI from the two men, but alas, another loss for the Sharks.
(H/T Reddit Hockey)
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Not really a blooper, per-se, but Pang and Kelly hanging Joe Buck out to dry on play-by-play during the Blues/Kings game was clearly the highlight of the night, from a Blues fan's perspective. (I'm sure the Kings fans had plenty to cheer about, winning and all... heh)
@miendiem I actually wrote about that over at Awful Announcing. Was ... interesting ... hearing him tackle hockey, but boy, plenty of awkward phrases and pauses.
@David Rogers The impressive part was how he started to get with it by the end of the segment. With actual game preparation, who knows, maybe he really could pull it off.
One thing it did do was reiterate to me just how fast the game actually moves, which doesn't always come across on television as much as it does when you're there in person. With the pictures, you can get by on a TV broadcast without really having to tell the whole story through play-by-play. If Chase and Kerber had done similarly to Buck on the radio side, nobody would've had a clue what was going on in the game.