It’s an ugly secret: Behind every great football game with sterling commentary lies a truck full of men and women making sure it sounds and looks pristine for the television viewer. As it turns out, some of those trucks are apparently more profane than others.
As captured by Deadspin, the 2015 Illinois Class 2A state title game between Auburn and Tri-Valley accidentally broadcast editorial directions from the television production truck that included more than one expletive and was broadcast live across Comcast SportsNet Chicago throughout Illinois and other adjacent parts of the Midwest.
The accidental patch over appears to be just a blip on the radar of the full game, in which Tri-Valley rolled to a 41-8 victory at Northern Illinois’ Huskie Stadium. It was a whitewash from the beginning, with Auburn’s coach staff quick to admit the Trojans were outmatched.
“I’ll just say this: On both sides of the ball up front, they dominated us, and I didn’t think they would,” Auburn coach Dave Bates told the State Journal-Register.
Bates can rest easy. No matter how badly his team was outplayed, the real losers on Friday were the poor folks in the truck whose commentary for only four or five others was sent out live to the Midwest instead.