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Calls of the Month – November 2013

Each month here at Awful Announcing we will hope to spotlight the very best in announcing with our Calls of the Month feature.  Below you'll find calls from all around the world of sports – from football to soccer, television to radio, the serious and the comical.  Here's November's Calls of the Month in chronological order…

Nebraska's Hail Mary prayer is answered

Way back on November 2nd, Nebraska beat Northwestern on a Hail Mary pass to end the game. The Nebraska radio team of Greg Sharpe and Matt Davison made the delirious call. 

The Tessitore Effect lives!

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If ESPN's Joe Tessitore is calling your game, it's a near certainty something memorable is going to happen.  He makes his second straight appearance in the Calls of the Month with this description of Myles Jack's first breakout performance as this generation's Chuck Bednarik – a 66 yard TD run.

Verne Lundquist jabs Brent Musburger

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While not quite a "call" necessarily, this piece of humor from CBS's Verne Lundquist at the expense of Brent Musburger and Katherine Webb was one of the announcing highlights of the month.

VCU vanquishes Virginia

VCU won the Battle of the Commonwealth in one of the early season's most dramatic finishes thanks to a game winning three pointer from Treveon Graham.  You could say VCU radio announcers Robby Robinson and Michael Litos were just a bit enthused with the win.

Thunder and Warriors trade buzzer beaters

Who else would you rather have calling two teams trading game winning baskets in the final seconds than Kevin Harlan?  The Thunder and Warriors gave us just that gift earlier this month.

A Miracle in Jordan-Hare!

It may have been one of the plays of the year – Auburn's miraculous last second victory over Georgia on a tipped pass from Nick Marshall to Ricardo Louis.  Tigers radio announcer provided a call worthy of the occasion.

Ronaldo! Hat Tricks! Lasers!

It wouldn't be a Calls of the Month compilation without a clip from global soccer.  The European playoffs for the World Cup brought one of the most captivating performances of the year with Cristiano Ronaldo's hat trick for Portugal over Sweden.  The calls of Nuno Matos and sound effects of Antena 1 made it even sweeter.

No way Jose!

The most recent and perhaps best call of the month came from the NAIA and this buzzer beater from Huntington University's Shane Merryman.

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