ESPN Announcer Whose Mic Was Accidentally Left On: “My God, These Are the Longest Games Ever”
January 5 / Dan Fogarty / SportsGrid
ESPN announcers Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, and Jon Gruden are apparently a very chatty and broey bunch. That much we learned during a commercial break for Monday night's Orange Bowl, when the three announcers' microphones were left on during a commercial break.
When you watch a streaming sporting event on ESPN3.com, they don't have conventional commercial breaks. Instead, when the television broadcast goes to a break, you're left with what Slate classifies as "footage you normally wouldn't" see or hear.
Here was the exchange between Tirico, Jaworski, and Gruden. Apparently, someone owes someone else lunch, and these games are just too damn long (which is something we can all agree with).
Here's the transcript of the exchange:
(?): "You owe me dinner, bro."
Tirico: "Yep, no problem."
Gruden: "Go ahead Jaws, have another lozenge."
Jaworski (celebratory): "God dang, I made it!"
Gruden: "My God, these are the longest games ever."
Jaworski: "Holy cow."
Tirico: "Wait ‘til Monday."