You know how some broadcasters have a style where it feels like you’re watching the game with them at the bar and are having a beer? While some have that style, they don’t usually talk like they’re at the bar because there’s a little more casual cursing at the bar than in a booth talking to millions of people.
Former head coach Bruce Arians, who is now doing commentary for CBS, is on the Pittsburgh Steelers-Cleveland Browns broadcast for Week 1. Someone new to the job, Arians probably didn’t get the memo about not cursing on live TV but he provided us was a pretty fun sound byte saying Steelers tight end Jesse James was “wide-ass open.”
Let’s be honest, Arians is completely correct in his analysis. Ben Roethlisberger does a run-pass option, causes the defender to hesitate and leaves James “wide-ass open.” This is pretty much how I would’ve called it. It’s probably something that’s not a big enough deal that Arians would need to apologize for and a select few are going to clutch their metaphorical pearls about someone saying the “ass” word and how hearing that is going to corrupt the kids (like they’ve never heard it before), but Arians will probably get a note about it and it probably won’t happen again.