All I can say about that is: Gerablhorchrmph, baarohggh, Brett Favre there ya see, BOOM, agarreoabarlmgbamlr, turducken. Someone get me a telestrator.
So word on the street is that Cris Collinsworth is getting the gig alongside "Action" Al Michaels in the booth. It's the logical choice. But I got to thinking, maybe NBC should try and think outside the box. You know, like ABC did with Dennis Miller and then, to a lesser extent, Tony Kornheiser. Here are some of my thoughts on who I might like to hear calling games on Sunday nights this year, in no particular order:
1) Eric Dickerson - Remember his Mush Mouth act as a sideline reporter? Could you imagine the comedy value of Al rolling his eyes while Dickerson muddles through one inane sentence after another? It'd be off the charts.
2) Dane Cook - Sure his act has worn a little thin lately, but the man still amuses me. Imagine him confined within a booth, bouncing off the walls, doing all of his sound effects while calling the action. Then when Al actually asks him to analyze some aspect of the game, he'd be cornered by the fact that he knows nothing about sports and all he'd be able to say is, "Dude, the f*cking Redskins. Pssht."
3) Sifl and Olly - Sock puppets just aren't getting enough run these days
4) Christopher Walken - How much would you pay to hear Christopher Walken talk about football? I wish that I could find a way to type an attempt at a Walken impression. In order to better illustrate this, I want you all to imagine a breakdown of a Cover 2 defense done by Christopher Walken. I'm giggling to myself right now.
So that's my take. Chime in if you think you got something else. The possibilities are endless.