College football kicked off this weekend and the fans are excited. Of course, those who actually call the games are extremely happy as well.
There’s nothing like filling a college stadium on a Saturday afternoon, after hours of tailgating, cornhole and in many instances libation consumption.
And once inside the media relations departments do a great job of keeping the interest of the fans even in one-sided affairs. That was definitely the case in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday as the Badgers rolled over the Illinois State Redbirds 38-0.
Brando And Tillman Having Fun In Booth: Jump Around Been Around
Things got really crazy when sophomore running back Braelon Allen, who just turned 18, broke a 96-yard-run for a touchdown. Following that long run to paydirt the PA announcer played “Jump Around,” a song made by “House of Pain,” which has been played at Camp Randall Stadium for nearly 25 years. What happened during the playing of the song was a bit odd, as broadcast announcer Tim Brando seemed to grind on the back of his co-broadcaster Spencer Tillman.
Tim Brando having a TREMENDOUS time with Spencer Tillman during Jump Around pic.twitter.com/LJ7xIjlwoK
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) September 4, 2022
Maybe we’re reading into it a bit more than we should be. We’re pretty sure it was all in fun, but it was unusual to see Brando being so demonstrative while behind Tillman.
The “Jump Around” song became a thing at Wisconsin games when former Boilermakers quarterback and future Pro Football Hall of Famer Drew Brees starred at Purdue. And it has been a thing ever since.
Brando Was Having Fun When Caught In Awkward Position: Brando Is A Legend
What made the video a bit stranger was Brando seemed to be winding up to give Tillman an old football pat on the backside. While we could be reading into things a bit, it sure did look that way. It’s college football season and you’re bound to see anything, as folks are just happy to have the pageantry, competition and excitement back on campus.
Brando is an outspoken broadcaster who in 2012 called out then-Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer for politicking to play for a Big Ten championship despite knowing they should not. When Meyer took the job at OSU, he knew that the Buckeyes wouldn’t be allowed to play in the Big Ten title game despite a perfect record. That was stemming from former coach Jim Tressel playing ineligible players in the 2010 Sugar Bowl. In what is known as the “Tatgate Five,” players exchanged cash and memorabilia for tattoos. Which under NCAA rules is illegal.
Brando also spoke out recently on conference realignment and what it means. In July, Brando the Fox Sports legend had this to say.
“Where should your eyes be as realignment gets rolling. The avalanche is coming.”
— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) July 1, 2022
Ten days later USC and UCLA announced plans to leave the Pac-12.
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