Part of becoming a great broadcaster is having a great vocabulary and finding ways to vary your verbiage. That is why a regular feature on this site will be “Announcer Alterations” where we take short clip of pre-existing play-by-play synced to video and come up with five different ways to call the same sequence of events.
I love watching the Golden State Warriors play basketball which is why the inaugural “Announcer Alterations” will feature a game winning call from Warrior’s announcer Tim Roye.
So you don’t have to replay the video multiple times, here is Tim Roye’s verbiage: Thompson, below the hashmark gets the ball, here we go. Thompson waiting, waiting, waiting. Throws to Igoudala. Takes a corner jumper for the win…GOT IT, AT THE HORN! Ball game over! Un-be-leivable.
And here are five different ways to call the same play focusing on unique description of the action:
Thompson on the right sideline trying to trigger it in for a game winning attempt. Looking for cutters. Finds Igoudala in the short corner. Fadeaway jumper for the win….Drills it from seventeen and the Warriors find a way!
Thompson the inbounder on the near sideline. Surveys the floors. Delivers to Igoudala on the baseline. Igoudala flings it up….and buries it from midrange for the lead with no time left!
Thompson will set things in motion from out of bounds on the right side. Sizing up the defense. Finds Igoudala in the short corner. Chucks it from 17…. and it’s currency at the buzzer for the W!
Thompson will be the catalyst near the hashmark on the near sideline. Searches for a teammate. Chest pass to the corner for Igoudala. Falls away and fires…. and deposits it at the bottom of the net to seal the deal!
Thompson to initiate the sequence from the right sideline. Igoudala slithers free to the short corner. Catches and launches from 17 and BANGARANG! It goes through for the lead with zeros on the clock!
What do you think? Use the comment section to share more ideas on different ways this play could be described.