Charles Barkley with Jeffrey Lurie at Sunday's Eagles game.

It can be difficult to call a blowout, and it sometimes leads to some comments pretty far removed from the game. One of those came from play-by-play broadcaster Joe Buck during Fox’s broadcast of the NFC championship game between the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles Sunday.

With the Eagles up 38-7 (which would eventually be the final score) near the start of the fourth quarter, the broadcast came back from commercial to a shot of NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley (who played for the Philadelphia 76ers from 1984-92) watching the game with Eagles’ owner Jeffrey Lurie, and that led to Buck breaking out an impression of Barkley:

“How about this pair? Jeffrey Lurie being saluted by Charles Barkley. ‘This man’s not turrible.’ 4th and 2.”

Buck’s impression was… not well-received.

However, one Twitter user made the valid comment that this actually stood up pretty well compared to the rest of the game.


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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.