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Whoops! Gary Danielson’s “Money” Gaffe During The Auburn-Alabama Telecast (Video)

CBS’ Gary Danielson made quite the Freudian slip during the 1st quarter of today’s Alabama-Auburn game.

When discussing Alabama’s early success in throwing the ball, Danielson had to cut himself off before he made a kind-of-unfortunate-but-not-really remark about paying college athletes.

“We were talking in the opening, Verne,” began Danielson. “About Julio Jones licking his chops. This is why: Auburn’s been susceptible to these great, big receivers in this league. You talk about the guys who earn their m-”


“Earn their yardage in this league.” (Emphasis added by us).

Nice save, Gary. To be fair, though, “the guys who earn their money” cliche is one that is often utilized by announcers, especially the football guys. The fact that it was almost used in the midst of a payment scandal involving Cam Newton (who was playing in this game) is just some unfortunate, albeit delicious, irony.

Danielson, to his credit, immediately owned up to his gaffe. His partner, Verne Lundquist, also got in on the fun.

“Nice to have you with us,” Lundquist joked.

“I’m going to get it for that one, aren’t I?” asked Danielson.

Yep. You probably will.

  • timzank

    He made a gaffe like Palins North/South Korea comment, huh?

  • Uncleshag

    Class. Owned up to it immediately. Yes he did!

  • locktrom

    At least he owned up to it. Lundquist made gaffes throughout the game and never corrected himself. I think he was sipping eggnog the whole game…Called the Bama coach Lou Saban (I’m an LSU alum, so I guess he could have meant to call him “Lucifer”); referred to McElroy’s family in the stands as the Mannings and called his mother Archie Manning’s widow; claimed there were 7:30 minutes left in the game when it was the 3rd quarter. Either he was having mini-strokes in the press box, or he was priming his vocal cords with Jim Beam before the game.

  • GDfan

    Gary Danielson is the best commentator/analyst in the business . He knows football and adds greatly to the enjoyment of the games that he does by bringing insight and hes fair and non partisan . Viva
    the GD !!

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