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Desc:The commentators become more and more incensed.
Category:Sports
Tags:baseball, narcissism, blondes, selfies, churro
Submitted:Hooker
Date:01/24/17
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Oscar Wildcat
WHY DO THEY NOT ENJOY THE SPORTSBALL! WHY?!?
Xenocide
THIS GAME IS IMPORTANT! THERE ARE ONLY 2,430 GAMES IN EACH MLB SEASON, THIS ONE COULD DECIDE IT ALL!

bawbag
I remember when this blew up on reddit a year or so ago, people were tripping over themselves to cut these girls to bits.

The follow-up: https://www.facebook.com/axoasu/posts/950038358385816
infinite zest
Well that's good at least (the charity tickets and such, not the harassment) unless I missed something; I don't going through 333 messages but I think I get the point.

So is this sort of commentator behavior considered acceptable? Yeah, they stop in on the crowd's antics all the time in sports games, especially baseball, but you're "consenting" to nothing more than the possibility that your face might appear, and featured in a "look at this die-hard fan" kind of way. Yeah, I think selfies are annoying but why don't they just show lines at the concession stand and mock the fatties getting their nacho boats and spending the rest of the game in the toilet? Because that happens, every fucking game!

I remember this happened to some old friends of my parents' kids when they were like 11 or 12. The dad teaches at Stanford and it was the Rose Bowl so they just had tickets, tickets that were probably wanted by fans for thousands of dollars. And they just sat there reading the whole time, because that's just what you do when you're a kid. The camera stopped and the commentator made some little quip about how their eyes are in the wrong place, but that was like 2 seconds and not two minutes. Shit I'm taking their side.

Two Jar Slave
You don't get it. Millennials aren't just young; they're young in new and important ways, and there's a real threat that they might stay young forever!

bawbag
They were quite media savvy in the middle of the screeching misogynist dogpile and used the temporary infamy over their selfie-saga to raise tens of thousands for the domestic violence charity their sorority has been running for years.

MurgatroidMendelbaum
Mystery Sports Theater 3000.
chumbucket
I miss ESPN Classic's "Cheap Seats without Ron Parker" with the Sklar brothers.

bac
that was a good show to watch on a boring night with a sixer of pints and a friend.

Raggamuffin
I would rate the announcers somewhere in the territory of "bemused," myself. If they didn't know that baseball is boring, they'd be focusing on the game instead of checking in with these girls.
Accidie
Baseball gives us this kind of thing. It's the greatest of all sports.
chumbucket
Making the sport their own.
dairyqueenlatifah
I would watch baseball (or any other sporting event for that matter) if this were regular announcer behavior. I'd treat the actual game focus like commercials and then come back every time the announcers started roasting the audience again.

Jesus Christ ESPN make it happen, you're missing out on a huge opportunity here.
Xenocide
Of course everyone is locked into their phones. Things are actually happening on their phones, which is more than one can say about almost any given moment in a baseball game.
Hooker
Those things happening are pictures of themselves holding churros.

Bobonne
The last time I went to a professional baseball game, I suffered the one and only severe migraine I've ever experienced within fifteen minutes of it starting.

Like, such severe pain that, despite being a child living with a disease that caused chronic severe pain elsewhere in the body, I almost passed out, and had to be taken home (the stadium was only about fifteen minutes from home, thankfully), laid down in bed in my darkened room, and with a cold wet facecloth over my face.

...I really liked baseball, too. I felt pretty bad about it.

namtar
Baseball is one of the most boring sports ever, even for the players.

Can't say I blame them for trying to find something enjoyable to do.
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