Thursday marked the first game of the NFL preseason for most teams. The regular season still is weeks away, so it’s important we pace ourselves a bit.
One Telemundo announcer did NOT get that memo.
The Spanish-language television channel aired a broadcast of the New England Patriots’ preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers, and the score was tied in the first quarter when Packers kicker Mason Crosby lined up for a routine 25-yard field goal attempt.
Then all heck broke loose.
That might be the best 25-yard field goal in NFL history.
Telemundo broadcasts a lot of soccer games, and the extended “goal” call is a long-held tradition in the sport. As such, the announcer probably was shocked to see Crosby’s powerful strike was worth not one, not two, but three points, and just reacted accordingly.
Crosby himself got wind of the video after the game, and let’s just say he was a fan. [tweet https://twitter.com/crosbykicks2/status/632049877384601600 align=’center’]
Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski booted a 56-yarder later in his team’s 22-11 loss, and we’re not sure we can fathom how awesome the announcer’s call of that kick probably was.
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