I feel bad for anyone having to announce Bears games this year. But I feel especially bad for muddle-mouthed Brian Baldinger, who seems to call more than his share of Bears games every year. Not only does he have to pronounce Adewale Ogunleye on the few times the Bears defensive tackle makes a play, but now he’ll have to say Pisa Tinoisamoa, too.
Those are a lot of syllables rolling around that former jock’s mouth.
I’ve never been a fan of Baldinger. He gets too wrapped up in all the cliches of the game, things like momentum, and high energy and heart. I even remember him referring recently to the Bears’ very good defense, when the team’s defense, in fact, hasn’t been good since the SuperBowl year.
It’s going to be a tough year for Bears’ announcers. Remember, there’s Israel Idonije, too.