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(Not) Virtually Identical: Mike Goldberg and the Differences Between the UFC and NFL.

  Contributor: Nolan Howell   I am a Minnesota Vikings fan. This is not often something I can proudly declare. Falling short and accepting mediocrity both on and off the field is something you come to live with. There have been Super Bowl losses; four of them, to be exact. There have been countless NFC Championship losses. Sex boats, child abuse, running vehicles into parking authority...
Via Undercard Superstar
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video evidence of Mike Goldberg’s awful NFL on Fox debut

One of the biggest stories in the media this week is Mike Goldberg’s implosion as an NFL on Fox announcer.  The UFC voice struggled on Sunday in his debut calling football on national television, then blew up at fans on Twitter, then was taken off his assignment for this weekend. Now we have video evidence of that debut and it’s not very pretty for Goldberg and broadcast partner...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC’s Mike Goldberg Apologizes After Getting Pulled by FOX for NFL Game

Wanna know a perfect example of why the UFC is still light years away from becoming a mainstream sport? Longtime UFC commentator Mike Goldberg (pictured) blasted a few fans on Twitter for their harsh criticism of his sub-par play-by-play work after a recent job. If he would have returned fire after a UFC show using the same vulgar language, nobody in the MMA would have given it a...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The UFC's Mike Goldberg's 1st game as an NFL on FOX play-by-play announcer may be his last

The UFC's Mike Goldberg's first game as an NFL on FOX play-by-play announcer may be his last, after he responded to (rightful) criticism on Twitter with tweets such as, "Dude, **** you" and "douche". SB Nation's Sean Yuille reviewed of Goldberg's day calling it, "the worst broadcast of a football game I have ever witnessed in my life:"...
Via Bob's Blitz
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Goldberg pulled off Fox NFL broadcast after one game

Mike Goldberg called his first NFL game for Fox on Sunday, and he may never get an opportunity to do it again. Goldberg, who has done mostly UFC broadcast work, was scheduled to work Sunday’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills this weekend. According to Pro Football Talk, he has been replaced by...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Goldberg did not handle criticism well after his NFL on Fox debut

When Fox’s NFL broadcasters were revealed before the season, the shock inclusion was lead UFC announcer Mike Goldberg.  The MMA veteran had some experience calling preseason games for the Arizona Cardinals, but had never called an NFL game on national television before. Goldberg made his debut for the NFL on Fox yesterday calling the Lions-Vikings game in the first of two scheduled appearance...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Announcer Gives Disastrous Performance In First NFL Broadcast

UFC announcer Mike Goldberg doesn’t exactly have the experience that Al Michaels or Jim Nantz do in terms of handling NFL play-by-play duties. Unfortunately for him, his lack of experience and preparation showed mightily in his first career NFL broadcast on FOX. While calling the NFC North showdown between the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Goldberg misidentified...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Goldberg responds to fans in today’s lesson in ‘What not to do’

Well now, this might be a lesson in how NOT to react to fan criticism. Mike Goldberg, the play by play announcer for Sunday’s match up with the Vikings took the harsh criticism to heart this weekend, and responded in kind on Twitter. To be fair though, he did say Golden Tate was a Viking, that he was in downtown Saint Paul (TCF Bank Stadium is in Minneapolis) and his partner claimed...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Announcer Discusses A Brock Lesnar Return To UFC

UFC play-by-play announcer Mike Goldberg appeared on “The Paul Allen Project” radio show on Thursday and discussed a number of topics, including his upcoming NFL commentary for two Minnesota Vikings games, as well as Brock Lesnar’s run in the UFC and rumors that he may be returning to the promotion in the future. Goldberg mentioned that he heard rumors that the current WWE...
Via WZR Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jury KO's Gomi in 92 seconds, puts UFC on high-alert

 Myles "Fury" Jury defeated Takanori "Fireball" Gomi to improve his UFC record to a sparkling 6-0. After the fight, long-standing UFC commentator, Mike Goldberg said, "They call him the future, he might be the now". Coming from Goldberg, a UFC staple who has seen everything, that is quite the endorsement.  UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson,...
Via The GM's Perspective
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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