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Chris Berman names, what was your favorite?

Milton : 12/31/2018 11:51 am
With Eric "Sleeping with Bieniemy" interviewing for the Jets head coaching job, it reminded me of the days when Berman was attaching fun names to athletes during his highlights segment. I think my favorite was Vince "Workman My Way Back to You, Babe".

What were some of your favorites?
The kicker  
OldGiantsFan : 12/31/2018 11:58 am : link
Ma ma my Sharona! Did he also coin "The well-dressed Amani Toomer?"
Which ever one  
McNally's_Nuts : 12/31/2018 11:59 am : link
he called himself retired in.
he had some classics...  
BillKo : 12/31/2018 12:02 pm : link
..and his highlight show was pretty funny back then.

My fav was from way back, baseball related: Jose "Take Me On Sea" Cruz...........

He also did a routine with the KC QB, Steve Bono, during highlights of their game and in between his commentary would hum along some tune (as if it were Sonny Bono)........hilarious!!!!
Andre "Bad Moon" Rison.  
bceagle05 : 12/31/2018 12:03 pm : link
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Alexander  
NoPeanutz : 12/31/2018 12:14 pm : link
if lovin you is wrong i dont wanna be Wright.
Rumblin  
Mr. Nickels : 12/31/2018 12:23 pm : link
Bumblin Stumblin Fumblin


WHOOP!
Liked when he used to say  
Steve in South Jersey : 12/31/2018 12:27 pm : link
"Look At That Little Meggett Run"
no nicknames....but  
BCD : 12/31/2018 12:29 pm : link
back back back back gone!
None  
sb from NYT Forum : 12/31/2018 12:33 pm : link
It got old by the late 80s.
Fred "The Crime Dog" McGriff  
DonnieD89 : 12/31/2018 12:37 pm : link
Dennis "Florenscent" Lamp
Barry "U.S." Bonds
Sammy "Say it ain't" Sosa
Knew Chris well in college  
Pete in VA : 12/31/2018 12:38 pm : link
He was a sports nerd, as we all were, but his knowledge of 50s and 60s popular music trivia was amazing. He knew it all. Could not be stumped.
The old Texas Rangers outfielder...  
kinard : 12/31/2018 12:38 pm : link
... Oddibe "Young Again" McDowell.
Well Dressed Amani Toomer is burned into memory  
Geomon : 12/31/2018 12:39 pm : link
From playing hours and hours of ESPN NFL 2K5.
Before he became  
pjcas18 : 12/31/2018 12:41 pm : link
a caricature of himself his shtick was part of the ESPN culture that I (and many of us) grew up with.

I liked Bernard innocent until proven Gikley.

also an obscure former Uconn hoops player Lyman I'n not a rabbi I'm depriest was creative (lyman depriest)
RE: None  
Milton : 12/31/2018 12:41 pm : link
In comment 14241344 sb from NYT Forum said:
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It got old by the late 80s.
Didn't you know?
Everything old is new again... - ( New Window )
Chris Cab Calloway  
djstat : 12/31/2018 12:42 pm : link
Hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi (hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi)
Whoa-a-a-a-ah (whoa-a-a-a-ah)
Hee-dee-hee-dee-hee-dee-hee (hee-dee-hee-dee-hee-dee-hee)
He-e-e-e-e-e-e-y (he-e-e-e-e-e-e-y)
Ben Ivory  
Les in TO : 12/31/2018 12:42 pm : link
Coates

Andre Bad Moon Rison
Drew Bledsoe much he needed a transfusion?  
Ryan : 12/31/2018 12:44 pm : link
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RE: Ben Ivory  
Les in TO : 12/31/2018 12:44 pm : link
In comment 14241373 Les in TO said:
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Coates

Andre Bad Moon Rison
Ben winter coates
The well dressed  
Beer Man : 12/31/2018 12:47 pm : link
Amani Toomer
Chris Berman would sing  
Pete in CO : 12/31/2018 12:49 pm : link
“MMAAAAAARRRRK IN-GRAM”
...which was a play on “Dan Ingram” on CBS Radio in NYC.
Bert “Be Home” Blyleven  
Neckbone1333 : 12/31/2018 12:53 pm : link
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Chuck "New Kids On"  
nyjuggernaut2 : 12/31/2018 12:59 pm : link
Knoblach.
a few Giants ones I recall  
jnoble : 12/31/2018 1:01 pm : link
Danny Erie Kanell
Charles Get Out Of My Way
Tyrone Cream Of Wheatley
Temple Bethel Johnson  
PaulBlakeTSU : 12/31/2018 1:06 pm : link
was one of my favorites.
SCOTT SupercalifragilisticexpialaBROSIUS.  
bceagle05 : 12/31/2018 1:08 pm : link
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One of my all-time favorites  
allstarjim : 12/31/2018 1:12 pm : link
Was "Natrone Means Business".

Do you guys remember Natrone Means? Had a big year in 1994. Last played in 2000, damn, I'm getting old.
RE: Liked when he used to say  
trueblueinpw : 12/31/2018 1:14 pm : link
In comment 14241333 Steve in South Jersey said:
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"Look At That Little Meggett Run"


I liked Berman and his name schtick but this one used to make me cringe because I thought he was playing on the Howard Cosell flub, “look at that little monkey run”. Wonder if anyone ever asked him about it because it’s kind of an odd thing to say.
Curtis My Favorite Martin  
jlukes : 12/31/2018 1:20 pm : link
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You’re with me, Leather.  
Boy Cord : 12/31/2018 1:26 pm : link
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Kirby Puckett "And the Union Gap"  
DonnieD89 : 12/31/2018 1:37 pm : link
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Mike Leggo Gallego.  
Ryan : 12/31/2018 1:38 pm : link
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Great post  
Allen in CNJ : 12/31/2018 1:40 pm : link
Some of mine:

-Michael HEHE Jackson (Browns WR) with Berman doing the name and TJ doing HEHE as THE Michael Jackson
-Chris "Cab" Calloway and the hi-dee-hi-dee-hi thing
-Well Dressed Amani Toomer
-"The Senator" Ricky Ervins (Redskins RB)
-Eric "Sleeping With" Bienemy
-Vinny Testaverde "Vinny-Vidi-Vici"

So many others... Oddibe (Young Again) McDowell in baseball was a classic too
Slightly off topic  
DonnieD89 : 12/31/2018 2:27 pm : link
I remember Stuart Scott and someone else making fun of Boubacar Aw for the Georgetown Hoyos in 1995, singing The Commodores classic Brick House when he put up a shot, they would say AW! It was hilarious.
I used to love his Alstott sounds and “good hands with alstott”  
TommytheElephant : 12/31/2018 2:35 pm : link
But nothing was more memorable than

Jay “ hear me see me “ feely

The time when he had a kick blocked and he was singing

“Jay hear me... see me... feely ... kicky... blocky...losey”
Also some giants I remember  
TommytheElephant : 12/31/2018 2:37 pm : link
Danny Eerie Kanell
Charles show me the way
You mentioned toomer and Calloway...
Speaking of Stuart Scott  
pjcas18 : 12/31/2018 2:39 pm : link
and I don't mean to take this thread in a totally unintended direction....

but I was not a Stuart Scott fan initially. I didn't dislike him, just thought he was a newer incarnation of what had become stale at ESPN and he didn't bring much new in terms of talent from Dan Patrick, Kenny Mayne, and his other contemporaries other than the obvious racial difference, but I never viewed him as a black sportscaster, simply a sportscaster who was just like the others on sports center. But he was different, in retrospect, much different.

And I guess this may be slight revisionist history or maybe my own maturation, but I stumbled across some of his speeches and award presentations including his Jimmy V award acceptance speech and "highlights" of his career and I feel like the world could use more Stuart Scott's and he's the kind of person who just isn't appreciated enough "in the moment". He didn't change when he was diagnosed with cancer, in fact he remained almost the exact same person through his entire ordeal, I changed.

and I think him for that (at least partly).

not sure this belongs in a Berman thread, but since someone mentioned Stuart Scott I thought it was timely since I literally just watched his Jimmy V acceptance speech yesterday.

For people into reflection (especially this time of year) the linked youtube is great.
Link - ( New Window )
RE: Slightly off topic  
bceagle05 : 12/31/2018 2:42 pm : link
In comment 14241607 DonnieD89 said:
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I remember Stuart Scott and someone else making fun of Boubacar Aw for the Georgetown Hoyos in 1995, singing The Commodores classic Brick House when he put up a shot, they would say AW! It was hilarious.

I also remember Craig Kilborn saying of NBA center Arvydas Sabonis: "He's not your Vydas, he's not my Vydas, he's Arvydas!" It used to crack me up whenever he did NBA highlights.
RE: Speaking of Stuart Scott  
allstarjim : 12/31/2018 2:44 pm : link
In comment 14241632 pjcas18 said:
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and I don't mean to take this thread in a totally unintended direction....

but I was not a Stuart Scott fan initially. I didn't dislike him, just thought he was a newer incarnation of what had become stale at ESPN and he didn't bring much new in terms of talent from Dan Patrick, Kenny Mayne, and his other contemporaries other than the obvious racial difference, but I never viewed him as a black sportscaster, simply a sportscaster who was just like the others on sports center. But he was different, in retrospect, much different.

And I guess this may be slight revisionist history or maybe my own maturation, but I stumbled across some of his speeches and award presentations including his Jimmy V award acceptance speech and "highlights" of his career and I feel like the world could use more Stuart Scott's and he's the kind of person who just isn't appreciated enough "in the moment". He didn't change when he was diagnosed with cancer, in fact he remained almost the exact same person through his entire ordeal, I changed.

and I think him for that (at least partly).

not sure this belongs in a Berman thread, but since someone mentioned Stuart Scott I thought it was timely since I literally just watched his Jimmy V acceptance speech yesterday.

For people into reflection (especially this time of year) the linked youtube is great. Link - ( New Window )


Well said, Stu Scott was so great. And I think the loss of Scott really affected ESPN negatively.
RE: RE: Slightly off topic  
DonnieD89 : 12/31/2018 2:50 pm : link
In comment 14241639 bceagle05 said:
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In comment 14241607 DonnieD89 said:


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I remember Stuart Scott and someone else making fun of Boubacar Aw for the Georgetown Hoyos in 1995, singing The Commodores classic Brick House when he put up a shot, they would say AW! It was hilarious.


I also remember Craig Kilborn saying of NBA center Arvydas Sabonis: "He's not your Vydas, he's not my Vydas, he's Arvydas!" It used to crack me up whenever he did NBA highlights.


Yeah...Kilborn always cracked me up too.
Stuart Scott did himself a diservice  
arniefez : 12/31/2018 2:55 pm : link
playing down to the ESPN culture for a time. He was so much more than that but he didn't let us see much of it until he got sick. Maybe he wanted it that way.

As far as Berman goes reading this thread I will say the cliche absence make the heart grow fonder is accurate.

Berman is an example of beating something into the ground until you hate it. Of not knowing when less is more. Of not being the story but reporting the story.

Once his act became more important in his own mind than the people and stories he was covering it badly jumped the shark. But when it was new and fresh it was great.

Berman was the main reason ESPN fired all of the iconic original SportsCenter guys. They didn't want stars they wanted generic news readers. They've got that now but but no one needs to watch SportsCenter anymore. By the time it airs it's old news or the game you just watched is being highlighted.
RE: Bert “Be Home” Blyleven  
gmenatlarge : 12/31/2018 3:09 pm : link
In comment 14241394 Neckbone1333 said:
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+1 my favorite
Eric Sleeping with Bieniemy  
Jints in Carolina : 12/31/2018 3:20 pm : link
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You're with me leather  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 12/31/2018 4:34 pm : link
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I loved Stuart Scott.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 12/31/2018 4:36 pm : link
He's as cool as the other side of the pillow.
Octavio  
Seventh Spiel : 12/31/2018 5:14 pm : link
"Shhh" Dotel
Honestly...none  
Matt M. : 12/31/2018 5:54 pm : link
I never cared for his schtick. I always felt like he thought he was the story instead of the highlights/game. I tune in a sports show for sports, not comedy...and comedy is a loose term with him.
RE: Andre  
Darth Paul : 12/31/2018 5:55 pm : link
In comment 14241272 bceagle05 said:
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+1
Roberto Remember the Alamar  
Vanzetti : 12/31/2018 7:51 pm : link
Always laughed at that because it was just so goofy and geeky
RE: Octavio  
bceagle05 : 12/31/2018 7:53 pm : link
In comment 14241908 Seventh Spiel said:
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"Shhh" Dotel

Good one!
Oddibe  
jpkmets : 12/31/2018 8:02 pm : link
"Young Again" McDowell was my all-time favorite.
Leon  
LehighValleyFan : 12/31/2018 9:03 pm : link
Lett it be!
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