Rece Davis, LaPhonso Ellis, and Brooke Weisbrod were on the call Tuesday evening for ESPN2 when No. 23 NC State hosted No. 3 Virginia in Raleigh. It was a critical ACC contest between two Top 25 teams that was sure to have any college basketball fan excited. The game itself ended up being a back-and-forth overtime affair that finally ended with a 66-65 Virginia victory. The whole thing was enough to really scramble the brain of anyone watching.

Perhaps that’s what happened to Rece during the broadcast because at one point we’re pretty sure he referred to the AC/DC song “Thunderstruck” as being sung by Metallica, who is not AC/DC.

If you’ve been on the internet for at least a short while, you know that this egregious besmirchment did not go unnoticed.

And of course, Rece’s flub quickly morphed into meme mode.

It was a banner night for Rece. He also mentioned the 1983 national championship NC State team, which is required by law of any TV broadcast involving the current NC State basketball team. However, in recalling the final moments of that epic upset victory, he seemed to have misremembered some facts. Davis said that the winning score was the result of Derek Whittenburg passing the ball to Lorenzo Charles, who dunked home the win. However, while Whittenburg might appreciate the moment being remembered that way, it’s not exactly how it happened. That “pass” was more like an airball.

Thankfully, a fact-checker was available to correct things.

Terry would know. He was on that NC State basketball team.

Good job, good effort tonight, Rece. Our advice? Walk it off, put on ZZ Top’s “Hell’s Bells” and rock your cares away.

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