Quite honestly, I have no idea why, but Amazon decided to have a “UK English” feed on their NFL broadcasts this season. Maybe it’s for those in the UK watching on Amazon Prime to get some non-American accents calling the game, but I’m glad Amazon did, because the UK English feed has been entertaining in their brutal honesty during the Bears-Packers Thursday Night Football game.

If you watch soccer in the United States, you know these broadcasters are Fox Sports’ Ross Dyer and former longtime ESPN and current Philadelphia Union broadcaster Tommy Smyth. The guys have primarily been harsh on the Chicago Bears and their troubles all game long. But really if they do something like this, and fall behind 21-0 before halftime, they very much deserve ridicule.

No offense to Jim Nantz and Tony Romothey’re great on the call), but give me Dyer and Smyth just calling it as they see it in very delightful accents.

Dyer will be on for Amazon’s first three games, and then Derek Rae will step in on play-by-play with Smyth for the rest of the season. Suddenly, I’m reminded of watching UEFA Champions League games from 10 years ago on ESPN with Derek Rae and Tommy Smyth commentating. If I said back then that those two would be working the NFL in 2017, I would have thought you were crazy. What a world we live in now.

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  • Carter_Burger67

    The NFL has been putting a bad product on the field for a while now. The “protests” have waken people up to that fact.

    • Sean Mooney

      They’ve yet to help you understand the right form of a verb to use though.

      Shame

      • Carter_Burger67

        Feel better big guy? You corrected a grammar mistake I made. You must have a pathetic life.

        • Sean Mooney

          Not really. I’d have a more pathetic life though if my brain were broken like yours.

          • Carter_Burger67

            Oooo. and a nice little Ad hominem attack. You trying to impress somebody? Other than the sheep you are fucking?

          • Sean Mooney

            Oh no. An Internet dude I’ve never met attacked me. However, will I survive?

          • Carter_Burger67

            and now you are talking about yourself in the third person? Dude, seek help.

          • Sean Mooney

            So you don’t understand how the English language works? That explains your first post.

          • Carter_Burger67

            My apologies, I’ve engaged a person in a battle of wits who has come unarmed. The only right thing to do is disengage you and let you go back to your goat fucking.

          • Sean Mooney

            The last vestige of a person with nothing to say- bestiality jokes.

          • Carter_Burger67

            like I said, come back when you are properly armed.