Posted: 2:27 pm Friday, February 14th, 2014

Gaudin, Durham call game-winner 

By Ken Sugiura

What does a buzzer-beater sound like?

Georgia Tech’s win Thursday night over Boston College offered a rare confluence – former Tech voice Wes Durham and his successor Brandon Gaudin calling the same dramatic moment, Marcus Georges-Hunt’s game-winning 3-pointer. It’s kind of like Ian McKellen and Kenneth Branagh both offering their own nuanced interpretations of Macbeth.

At the risk of pointing out the obvious (something I’ve been told I do exceedingly well), I should note that Gaudin and Durham have different audiences and mediums, which I would think heavily influence their call.

My favorite part is Gaudin and analyst Randy Waters’ simultaneous “And he got fouled!” call.

This is unrelated, but mentioning McKellen made me think of this scene from the hilarious series “Extras” with Ricky Gervais. My wife and I watched it on Netflix. A lot of it is cringe-worthy in how un-P.C. it is, but that is kind of the nut of the humor.


Ian McKellen on Extras by Victor_Bugle

This is also unrelated, although less so. Was Georges-Hunt’s basket a “buzzer-beater”? We were talking about this in the media room afterwards. I think it was, as it beat the buzzer in a literal sense, but there is a school of thought that a buzzer-beater has to end a game, kind of like a walk-off home run.

8 comments
Peachs
Peachs

Not only that but Boston College had a good shot at the basket on the oher end that had me holding my breath.  The refs put more time back on the clock, calling the foul at .07 seconds instead of the .01 second when the shot went down. Wes is the best wish him only the best in the future.

Gregory is getting everything out of these guys. This team is so much fun to watch, really good attitude. 

MelloJacket
MelloJacket

I say it was a buzzer beater. The shot was still in the air when the clock was stopped originally at 0.1. No foul means it would have ended the game.

EmoryEagles
EmoryEagles

I really do miss Wes calling the games.  I think Gaudin will turn out alright but it'll take some getting used to.  May be only me, but I think Gaudin sounds a little like Jon "Boog" Sciambi.

lowlow
lowlow

it was nice of the bc coach to call timeout so we could set up the play - nice play Gregory.

BearCasey
BearCasey

Somewhat lost in the excitement of the moment were three things that made the shot possible:  (1) CBG's well-designed play, (2) Heyward's patience and pass, and (3) Miller's screen.  GO JACKETS!

POAD2013
POAD2013

Yes Buzzer Beater because we didn't NEED the free throw to WIN that shot was for the win. We still would have shot a FT even it there was no time on the clock.

Hookedonshortpasses
Hookedonshortpasses

I watched S'cuse do it also recently to Pitt.  Glad is was -Hunt....hopefully he is  out of his slump; what a way to end one!

ps...as someone too old with replacement lens that make  automobile lights seem like Atom bombs/live too far away, I really enjoyed the 17:00 start on TV.  Thanks to the snow!

crackbaby
crackbaby

Good stuff, Ken.  That "Extras" scene is the definition of dry humor.


I like Brandon Gaudin and think he's the right guy to replace Wes, but clearly, grasshopper has much to learn from the Master.  Wes conveys the excitement AND continues to provide information (MGH fouled by Jackson and one tenth of a second left).


Nice win.  Tuesday is gonna be rough.  Hope the Jackets can smack Coach K's boys in the mouth and hang for a while.