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Hockey Announcer Doc Emrick Calls Soccer In Hilarious Video Mashup

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Dr. Mike Emrick speaks after being inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame during a ceremony and dinner in Chicago, Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) | AP

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing

Fantasy announcing mashups are usually always a delight because they go some way in answering the question, “What would it sound like if Announcer X called Sport Y?” In the past, most of these videos have centered on the two most popular meme-worthy announcers in sports – Gus Johnson and Jim Ross. Now Doc Emrick is getting some love from the interwebs.

Reddit user Rib-I submitted this video in which the living legend of hockey broadcasting calls various soccer highlights, and I have to say, it sounds like a great match.

(NOTE: It appears you’re going to have to click the link in the player and watch on YouTube.)

Fox is hiring for the 2015 and 2018 World Cups. I would say this has no chance of ever happening in real life, but if Gus Johnson can be transformed into a lead soccer announcer then anything is possible.

[via reddit]

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