John over at Keeper Skool found the highlights from the recent South Korea-Iraq shootout (kicks from the mark for you purists). You really need to watch this, not for the shootout itself, but for the announcer’s enthusiasm. Watch the whole way through and once Noor Sabri makes the first save for Iraq, he really gets going. When they actually win the semi-final, he absolutely loses control, unable to contain his excitement. Unrestrained euphoria is understandable in any language.

I’m thinking ESPN should force Dave O’Brien and the rest of the announcers to sit through this a hundred times. Commentator 101 – Here’s What True Excitement Sounds Like. Why American commentators have to be so reserved and composed is beyond me. Have a little fun!