Mistakes I’ve made a few, but then again too few to mention!

NOPE:  I think some of the mistakes I have made on the air are engrained in my memory.  Today it’s mistakes.  Bloopers or as they say in the NFL ‘BUTT FUMBLES”

All this was inspired by this video from Fox 13 in Salt Lake City, THIS IS UNCENSORED

I know how she must feel, her friends and co-workers will remind her of the Fit Bit*& story the rest of her life.   How do I know that?  I have a few of my own.

Anyone who has ever been on the air will be able to tell you story upon story about the bloopers.  Before I tell you about a couple of mine let me tell you of some others I have been 1st hand knowledge of although I did not do them.

In Montgomery city Mo.  I had been doing play by play in about 200 miles from home, I thought all had gone well until the next morning when I got a call from the Mayor, The Chief of Police and County Sherriff.  It seems the young man who was at the station made a mistake on the air and lost his temper.  All he did was make the matters worse when he FORGOT TO TURN OFF HIS MIC.   What the 3 officials told me was that the young man was using every word that George Carlin said you couldn’t use on TV and added to the list too!   He was lucky to keep his job.

While in Rexburg Idaho I was on a date while listening to the station and a young man was doing a news cast on the air and not doing a very good job.  He was mispronouncing names and places that should have been easy but not for him.  I got angry and drove to the station with my date and proceeded to … how I say this nicely…CHEW HIS BUTT OUT!

Now before you think I was a jerk let me complete this little story?  Part of the solution I came up with was to ask the young man to start watching the CBS evening news to get the pronunciation of people and places in the news.   To his credit he did it.

Fast forward a few years and of course the young man had moved on and when I say moved on he did it in a big way.  I was watching the CBS evening news and there was a familiar face and name reporting a story.  That young man’s name is Art Rascone whose brother Dan works for KUTV in Salt Lake City.  I found out that Art went on the great career in broadcasting.  And he has even written a book about his experiences.

I have had a few on those mistakes myself.  Once in Paris TN on a Saturday afternoon I got the 1st sounds of a man’s name and the words that came out were………….. NOT GOOD.  I dropped the word the same word that Ralphie on a Christmas story said when He had to but soap in his mouth (Lifeboy Yuk)

When you are doing a live sporting event you need to be aware on what you say.  One game we were having Tech problems and I was attempting to repair.  My on air partner decided to tell the world that I was leaving an impression on the press box with my PLUMBERS PANTS.  Before I knew what I was saying I said “oh was I showing major league butt crack?”  For weeks after everywhere I went someone was asking about my MAJOR LEAGUE BUTT CRACK”

Then there is the spider!  Doing a game broadcast in a very small Utah town the press box was even smaller with board placed over sports where windows should have been, the boards were removed the game started and it turned into a blowout quickly/ What do you do when the a game is boring and you want to keep those listening a reason to stay.  That came in to form of a very large spider who started to build his web in the opening not 2 feet from my face.  The play by play quickly turned into a play by play of the Spider web.  Yes watching a spider was more interesting that a game of football.

Things do happen and will continue to happen because we all make mistakes, from this moment on I will not make any more bloopers.  YEAH LIKE THAT’S GONNA HAPPEN.

Today where to be happy and a sledgehammer

Stupid news:  jewelry and veggie burgers

Laff Lines—Drew Carey