Tulane had their game Friday repeatedly interrupted by Aaron Judge cut-ins. They referenced that in a video Wednesday. Tulane had their game Friday repeatedly interrupted by Aaron Judge cut-ins. They referenced that in a video Wednesday.

ESPN’s cut-ins to Aaron Judge at-bats impacted a lot of college football games, including the Tulane Green Wave’s wild 27-24 road win in overtime against the Houston Cougars Friday. That game was regularly disrupted by cut-ins, including on the game-tying drive late:

And that led to plenty of annoyed tweets:


It also led to Tulane’s official athletics feed having to make it clear they didn’t ask for fans to be force-fed Judge at-bats:

And to Houston’s athletics PR feed noting this wasn’t their call:

And to even the American Athletic Conference’s official football Twitter feed throwing shade at broadcast partner ESPN:

There were many cut-ins since Friday, and there have been many jokes about Judge at-bats interrupting actual sports since then. But that Tulane-Houston game was notable as one of the first events repeatedly and thoroughly interrupted by Judge coverage at crucial times.

Well, Judge finally hit his 62nd home run Tuesday. That ended the long national nightmare for those college football fans looking to watch their games rather than him (and interestingly enough, ESPN did not cut into the E:60 NWSL feature they were showing for that), and it led to notable calls on YES and WFAN. And on Wednesday, the Tulane football account had a good joke about this, interrupting their own uniform reveal video with Michael Kay’s YES call of Judge’s 62nd:

Well played, Green Wave, well played. And Wednesday marks the last day of the MLB regular season, so there shouldn’t be any further cut-ins specifically for Judge after that.

However, baseball in general is still going to have an impact on college football; this weekend’s Wild Card games on ESPN, ABC, and ESPN2 mean that some college football gets bumped down the pecking order of ESPN networks, and Tulane’s own game Saturday (they host the East Carolina Pirates at 3:30 p.m. Eastern) will be on ESPNU. But at least that game definitely won’t get interrupted by Judge at-bats, as the Yankees have a bye through the Wild Card round.

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About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.