Awful Announcing dropped a 24-second clip on social media this week that had social media listening to a guy talking about python sex while in the midst of a college basketball game going on.
Mark Adams has been a men’s college basketball analyst at ESPN for over 20 years. The former head coach has a wealth of experience to bring to the table, but he used some other knowledge on Wednesday night that nobody asked for.
During the Towson-Ohio State battle on Wednesday night, he began speaking on pythons become sexually active and their mating seasons.
“Ball pythons are really interesting,” Adams said while pulling out an orange fake snake to illustrate his points. “They’re a constrictor. These little snakes, they can wrap around you and they squeeze the life out of you. So if you’re a rat in say Central Africa, good luck against the ball python. It’s probably not going to work out very well.”
Then things got weird.
“They become sexually active, Mike, at about 5 years old, and as a matter of fact right now is at the end of their mating season,” Adams said. “You’ve got to think that 7 the snake is probably pretty happy right now that mating season is basically close to being over.”
If you’re wondering why this even came up, it’s because second-year center Zed Key has one as a pet. The python’s name is 7 and it has its own Instagram account.