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Brian Billick Calls Seahawks Win Despite Fact That Falcons Won NFL Divisional Playoff Game (VIDEO)

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By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing

Plenty was made out of Fox's decision to replace Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, and Tony Siragusa with Thom Brennaman and Brian Billick for a Divisional Round playoff game this year. Unfortunately for Brian Billick, he picked the wrong time to make a mental mistake with the entire country watching. After Seattle's last ditch hail mary attempt was intercepted and the Falcons hung on for a victory, Billick said this:

"This win right here legitimizes the Seattle Seahawks as the number one seed and makes them the team to beat."

D'oh! Of course Billick meant the Falcons, but yikes, bad timing to make that flub... especially right after being given a huge promotion by the network and calling a playoff game. Daryl Johnston surely threw one of his weird looking jackets at the television in disgust. It was reminiscent of this call from Chris Myers earlier this year.

However, it wasn't just that one sentence after the game as it was a rough afternoon for Billick overall, leading to comments like this from around Twitter:


Neil Best
Brian Billick said a lot of really weird stuff during last few minutes of Seahawks-Falcons game.

Brandon McCarthy
Brian Billick had a stroke somewhere in the last three minutes of that game. Only explanation

Matt Miller
Brian Billick has no idea what he's talking about today. At all.

Perhaps Billick's mind was elsewhere today? This may be the lasting memory of him as an announcer as he may be leaving the booth for a return to coaching with the Philadelphia Eagles.

(via Sports Pickle)

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