Saturday, December 29, 2007

Describing Greatness

From Sports Illustrated's Year in Sports

It's hard to say which is more entertaining: watching Barcelona's Lionel Messi, the 20-year-old Argentine wunderkind, score goals worthy of Diego Maradona, or listening to Ray Hudson describe them on GolTV. ("This man has got a walkie-talkie directly to heaven's gods!") Messi was the little genius of world soccer in 2007, displaying his breathtaking speed, vision and ball skills on a regular basis. Hudson, meanwhile, is the greatest announcer you've never heard of, a Geordie-accented mix of Dick Vitale's enthusiasm and Keith Jackson's uniquely kooky phrasings. In Hudson's world, a shaky defender is "tighter than a camel's backside in a sandstorm" or "as nervous as a Beirut grocery run." And goals? "I got a physical arousal from watching Bojan [Krkic] there." Small wonder that one Hudson-lover started a blog featuring his greatest hits (hudsonia.blogspot.com). Get this man a wider audience.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wowwwwww!
THATS BIG TIME!
CONGRATS AND BRAVO!

Tim said...

Magnificent! Congrats again man!

Jeff said...

I read about your blog from my weekly SI. Honestly, this is the greatest blog in the history of the world. You should be given a seat next Ray Hudson in Heaven's Supreme Court!

Keep it up!

Joe said...

Congrats on the publicity and for helping blow up Ray. I think it's no small coincidence that Ray's name started to pop up more and more in the US Soccer blogsphere (I threw up when I typed that) as more and more people found your site. Keep 'em coming.

Hudsonland said...

Thanks guys.

Tim - couldn't have done it without you.

Joe - That's a nice thought. Hopefully it will all lead to bigger things for Ray and soccer in general.

Anonymous said...

keep up the good work. love the blog

Anonymous said...

Congrats!

Cmod said...

Brilliant blog
Never knew about Hudson until I came across you blog
Excellent

Guy Franzen said...

Well deserved!

Anonymous said...

Darts? No, he's not in the same league as fellow Geordie comm Sid 'Tangible Tungsten Tension' Waddell!

Griff