1.23.2009

Aussie Open News

I'm working the Australian Open, and color commentator Whit Sheppard (some dumb Aussie) just claimed that the wave was invented at the Mexico World Cup in 1986. I've always been under the impression that it came about at Husky Stadium in the early 70s.

Now, here's the thing. The guys calling the match aren't actually in Australia, they're outside in a production truck in the DirecTV parking lot. Should I go find this guy and let him know he's an idiot?




Then kick his ass?

16 comments:

f. i. n. n. said...

I had always heard the same. Maybe Dr. Jardon would like to weigh in on this. Hugh? You out there?

Pete said...

Based on the fact that only jerk-offs try to start the wave nowadays, I would let it slide.

Filthdawg said...

I've heard the UW thing but I thought it was earlier than the seventies ...

Nick Lightengale said...

I have been having fun on this blog spot for hours.

Fortune said...

Does Whit Sheppard know that Bosnians and Serbs throwing chairs at each other is not called "the wave". Maybe that's why he was confused.

writebetter said...

Uh, guys, I'm an American, what can I say? Though I'd love to have a slick Aussie accent. Think the original poster must have me confused with a bonafide announcer from Down Under... no one's perfect, I guess. Main thing: keep enjoying the tennis : )

Whit Sheppard

Erik said...

Ok, here's the hilarious thing. I think I did confuse the announcers, Whit is actually American. And the Australian announcer that said this was actually named Matt Brown or something like that.

But seriously, who posted that last comment? No way it was actually Whit Sheppard.

Erik said...

In fact, I think I smell another ruse by the Pervitron.

f. i. n. n. said...

So you're doubting the reach of henrycottosmustache.com then?

Hey, maybe Whit Sheppard is the sort of dude that google's himself till the cows come home.

writebetter said...

No ruse, guys... it's me, and I was in the booth with my partner Matt Brown, who happens to hail from... New Zealand... pretty tough to separate the Aussie from the Kiwi accent, though... and enjoy the rest of the tennis... hardly can expect better than Verdasco-Nadal gave us last night/this morning. over and out...

f. i. n. n. said...

Whit, you'll have to excuse our insecurities aour identity. It's just that... *sniff* .... we've been hurt so many times before....

Erik said...

Well, bottom line, the wave was NOT started during the 1986 World Cup. And if we really are in contact with Whit Sheppard (which I still don't buy) I guess the relaying of that information was the real goal this whole time.


Yes! We did it!

f. i. n. n. said...

I say Whit gives henrycottosmustache.com a nice little shout out on the broadcast so we know it's him. Thanks Whit! You're the best!

Erik said...

Hey Whit, I've been trying to remember the names of some of those other announcers from the DirecTV channels. Who were they again?

wanamaker said...

Uh, guys, I'm an American, what can I say? Though I'd love to have a slick Aussie accent. Think the original poster must have me confused with a bonafide announcer from Down Under... no one's perfect, I guess. Main thing: keep enjoying the tennis : )

Whit Sheppard

wanamaker said...

No ruse, guys... it's me, and I was in the booth with my partner Matt Brown, who happens to hail from... New Zealand... pretty tough to separate the Aussie from the Kiwi accent, though... and enjoy the rest of the tennis... hardly can expect better than Verdasco-Nadal gave us last night/this morning. over and out...