Written by Max Bricker
This might be the greatest video ever. This is video/audio evidence of MLB great Rick Sutcliffe joining the booth in Petco Park back in 2010. I am not quite sure what was going on at Petco that day, but apparently Sutcliffe was partying with Brooks & Dunn and Bill Murray. After having a few beers- or 12- he decided to join the booth. This is some of the best five minutes in broadcasting history; just imagine if all announcers got liquered up before games- John Gruden would love people even more than he does now, and Chris Berman’s “woop” noise that he does would be even more annoying than ever.
The best part of the video is when Sutcliffe starts to talk about George Clooney for no reason, and is completely ignored by the Padre announcers. The entire clip is golden, try NOT to laugh.
Then there is this video: Terry Bradshaw on the set of Jay Leno’s show. I was watching this live a few weeks back and could not believe what I was seeing. It is obvious that Bradshaw was taking shots backstage beforehand; he could barely stay in his seat. There is also the famous video of Joe Namath hitting on Suzie Kolber on the sidelines several years back, but that clip is more creepy than funny.
DUIs seem to be a regular occurrence today with NFL, MLB, and NBA athletes, but the violators are always scolded. Not only is it dangerous, it is easily avoided. Sutcliffe, Bradshaw, and Namath all have something in common: they are former players, and they are drunk on national television. They know the secret to not getting scolded- don’t drink and drive, wait until you retire and do it in front of millions. Instead of being scolded, they are getting laughed at. Watch and learn, current players.