For those of us who watched the Bills-Pats game on ESPN, or perhaps for those who didn't, an assist from the NY Daily News:
Since NFL refs first used wireless microphones to broadcast penalty calls there have been some strange announcements. However, none more bizarre than the one voiced by Ron Winter Sunday night during the first quarter of ESPN's Bills-Pats cablecast.
With 8:55 left, Winter, calling a penalty against New England, turned on his microphone and said: "Delay of game - defense. Performing an unnatural act, not common to the game, in an attempt to get the offense to false start."
The next sound was laughter coming out of ESPN's booth.
"That (Winter's call) sounded obscene to me," Paul Maguire said.
Too bad Winter wasn't around to describe Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction.
This easily eclipses my previous favorite, where a ref explained that a penalty was for "giving [another player] the business."
How can anyone not love football???