Announcer Greg Gumbel repeatedly calls Lamar Jackson ‘Murray’ throughout NFL on CBS broadcast

Announcer Greg Gumbel repeatedly calls Lamar Jackson 'Murray' during NFL on CBS broadcast

Chris Bumbaca


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To the untrained or inattentive ear, a play-by-play broadcaster can seemingly evade errors or mess-ups.

Confusions of this magnitude, and frequency, are going to be observed. 

Greg Gumbel, calling the Cincinnati Bengals-Baltimore Ravens recreation alongside Wealthy Gannon for CBS, referred to as Ravens quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson “Murray” throughout his play-by-play on a number of events. 

Though it’s troublesome to make sure, Gumbel confused Jackson with Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, one other playmaker in his personal proper and the 2019 Offensive Rookie of the Yr. 

Gumbel’s slip-ups got here whereas describing the motion, together with on Jackson’s first-quarter landing go to tight finish Mark Andrews. 

“Murray, pulls it down twice,” Gumbel excites, “after which to the tip zone for the landing” earlier than rectifying himself within the aftermath. “We noticed a reasonably affected person Lamar Jackson there… ” 

Early within the third quarter, Gumbel acknowledged his mistake following a Jackson rush for a first-down, calling him “Murray” as soon as extra. 

“Why do I hold calling him Murray?” Gumbel chuckled. 

Because the Ravens’ thrashing of the Bengals wound down, Gumbel supplied an on-air apology to each Murray and Jackson.

“For some unearthly cause I referred to Lamar Jackson as Kyler Murray in the present day,” Gumbel stated. “I acquired to apologize to Lamar, I apologize to Murray, I apologize to their followers.”

This was Gumbel’s first Ravens broadcast of 2020. He has but to name a Cardinals recreation this season. 

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