I bumped into this segment last night and became utterly transfixed. On the left is commentator Andy Gresh. According to his bio he attended URI on a football scholarship, graduating with a degree in journalism. He’s been in the sports radio and broadcast business since, notably as part of the Patriots Radio Network Broadcast Team at 98.5 The Sports Hub.
Andy Gresh has been a pre, post and halftime analyst on the Patriots Radio Network since the 2005 season and can be heard weekdays from 10am until 2pm on 98.5 The Sports Hub with co-host Scott Zolak. He’s also the current lead analyst for Comcast/NBC’s coverage of CAA Football, seen on Comcast Sportsnet New England. Gresh attended the University of Rhode Island where he was a two year letter winner as an offensive lineman from 1992-1995. He also has experience talking pro football on the ESPN Radio Network working with Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka, also on Sirius/XM NFL Radio working with Hall of Famer Jerry Rice and CBS analysts Shannon Sharpe and Rich Gannon, just to name a few.
So he knows his stuff, but I’m inclined to believe he’s not used to television, or sports jackets. He stares confidently straight into the camera for longer than feels right, finally remembering that he should probably talk to that other guy again. Who, by the way, I would identify but I forgot his name and I can not find him on the Channel 12 Sports page nor anywhere else on the Channel 12 site (grr). Whoever he is, excellent straight-man! How he keeps his composure listening to Mr. Gresh’s quirky rapid-fire delivery, sound effects, raspberries, and unfiltered vocabulary I do not know. I just wish I could hear as fast as Mr. Gresh talks, because I know I would learn a lot.
I don’t think he’s trying to be funny; I think it’s just him.