Anyone watching the New York Jets and New England Patriots game had to have been scratching their heads as the game ended. Maybe it was the fact that neither of the coaches wanted to wait for the official to finish reviewing the final play of the game to meet at mid-field or maybe it’s the cold New England climate. Either way, Jim Nantz had a serious case of brain freeze — or early onset Alzheimer’s — when he finished off announcing the CBS game of the week.
Nantz started by saying if the call on the field stands and the Jets lose the game, then it would be the most stunning game of the day. He didn’t stop there either, because if you thought Nantz merely misspoke he didn’t. To follow up his head scratching statement he said triumphantly, as the game concluded that the New York Jets now stand alone atop the AFC East.
It’s one thing to be Jim Nantz and have the kind of epic brain fart he did. But it’s another thing to be in the same booth as one Phil Simms and sound like the bigger moron.
A lot of people are down on Nantz because he does tend to carry himself in a holier than thou fashion, but he still manages to relate to most of us because we hear his voice on basically every single sporting even CBS airs, so there’s an aspect of familiarity. But let’s hope this was a one time thing with Nantz, because a world where Phil Simms is the smartest guy in the booth is not a world I want to live in.