Hockey Goals + Soccer Announcers = Awesome (Video)

hockey goals called by soccer announcersDid you ever stop and consider how much of an effect sports announcers have on your perception of a game? I mean, unless you grew up with season tickets, the majority of your experiences with your favorite sport have been on television (or the radio, if you’re an old-timer). And when you’re watching on telelvision, whether it’s basketball or football, baseball or hockey, you basically have some guy telling you how to react to certain plays.

This is important as a kid, because you don’t necessarily understand what’s going on all the time. Take a sack in football. To a kid, it looks pretty much like every other time a guy gets tackled, but thanks to the guy on TV getting super excited, the kid learns that it’s something special. You see?

So what happens when you take announcers from one sport and have them call plays from another sport? Like, say that guy who yells “GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL” (Andrés Cantor) was there to call Theo Fleury‘s famous overtime goal that forced a Game 7 against the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the 1991 Stanley Cup Playoffs?

Answer: it’s kind of trippy, but totally awesome.

Evidence? This amazing 5-minute compilation video of amazing hockey plays set to soccer commentaries.

Check it out:

Soccer announcers just have a way with words, don’t they?

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