Ian Eagle Bill Raftery Grant Hill Credit: CBS Sports

Ian Eagle is always sure to bring some unique calls to any game he announces. Sunday’s NCAA Tournament games provided him with plenty to work with.

The new Voice of March Madness, Eagle came into the tournament in rare form and hasn’t let up so far.

Eagle heated up in his first call of the day, alongside Bill Raftery and Grant Hill. They got a front-row seat to Duke’s dismantling of the Dukes (James Madison, that is). Jared McCain’s huge shooting day gave the announcer lots to get excited about.

The second game of the day, pitting 1-seed UConn against 9-seed Northwestern, gave us some delightful wrinkles and moments that Eagle made into magic.

A wonderful sequence midway through the first half allowed the world to know all about “the Brooklyn wedgie.”

But perhaps most memorable was Eagle’s reaction to Tracy Wolfson explaining that UConn coach Dan Hurley’s wife travels with a portable washing machine to make sure his “red dragon underwear” stay clean.

“Who has a portable washing machine?!” asked Eagle. “I didn’t even know that existed!”

While some fans still say they miss hearing Nantz during March Madness, it’s hard to deny that Eagle isn’t holding his own and making each broadcast more fun and enjoyable than they’d be without him. There’s even a BINGO game to prove it.

[CBS Sports, AA on X]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.