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Sport Raleigh sports anchor Mark Armstrong delivers fantastic homer Hurricanes highlight call

17:25  14 march  2018
17:25  14 march  2018 Source:   awfulannouncing.com

Nimble dad delivers daughter in front seat of car and cuts umbilical cord with shoelace

  Nimble dad delivers daughter in front seat of car and cuts umbilical cord with shoelace A quick-thinking father from England delivered his baby girl in the passenger seat of the car and then cut the umbilical cord with a shoelace. A father had to jump into action and deliver his baby girl in the front seat of his car, before cutting the u Jamie Galey was rushing his very pregnant wife to the hospital in Lincolnshire, England, when they hit horrible traffic and were forced to pull over by the side of the road. That's how his wife, Sarah, ended up giving birth to their daughter in the passenger seat.

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It’s not unusual for local news to have a slight bias towards area teams. I grew up in the South Bend market, where the local NBC affiliate is WNDU. Those call letters aren’t a coincidence; the joke for my friends and I was always that if war broke out, the 5 PM news would lead with how it affected Notre Dame’s spring practice.

In that light, Raleigh’s ABC11 going with a blatantly homer highlight call for Tuesday night’s Hurricanes-Bruins matchup isn’t a surprise. But it’s the execution that made Mark Armstrong’s breakdown stand out, along with his admirable transparency. Check it out:

Nimble dad delivers daughter in front seat of car and cuts umbilical cord with shoelace

  Nimble dad delivers daughter in front seat of car and cuts umbilical cord with shoelace A quick-thinking father from England delivered his baby girl in the passenger seat of the car and then cut the umbilical cord with a shoelace. A father had to jump into action and deliver his baby girl in the front seat of his car, before cutting the u Jamie Galey was rushing his very pregnant wife to the hospital in Lincolnshire, England, when they hit horrible traffic and were forced to pull over by the side of the road. That's how his wife, Sarah, ended up giving birth to their daughter in the passenger seat.

That was note perfect. Some selected highlights:

“This squad has got moxie! It’s got the heart of a lion and the never-say-die attitude that put a man on the moon, I tell ‘ya!”

“Boston fluked its way to a one-nothing lead.”

“The Canes powerplay: the tip of a remorseless spear!”

And then, having delivered all four Carolina goals, Armstrong gives us the standard highlight-ending, zoomed out image of the Hurricanes celebrating, only to drop in how the game actually ended:

“The B’s scored five straight in the third to win 6-4.”

There’s a danger in analyzing why something is funny, and it’s possible I’ve gone too far down that road already. But this works on a few levels. The writing is legitimately fun, Armstrong’s delivery is perfect, and best of all is how he plays with our expectations for a one-minute highlight package, in a few different ways. It’s comedy, and good comedy at that.

Well done.

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