Spencer Tillman calling Arizona-Washington with Tim Brando.

The latest example of an on-broadcast analogy that drew some criticism comes from FS1’s Spencer Tillman. Tillman has been calling games for Fox alongside Tim Brando (who he previously worked with at CBS) since 2015, and he was teamed with Brando again on the network’s broadcast of Washington-Arizona Saturday night. And just before the half, when Arizona defensive end J.B. Brown and linebacker Tony Fields III swallowed up Washington running back Salvon Ahmed after a short gain, Tillman said “Tim, he was all over him, like a hobo on a ham sandwich”:

That led to a fair bit of criticism:

That’s probably not the analogy you want to make on a broadcast in 2019, unless you’re looking for a bunch of Twitter backlash.


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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.