Media members and fans have spent much of this Wizards season feeling sorry for Comcast SportsNet’s broadcasting team of Steve Buckhantz and Phil Chenier, who’ve had to watch a lot of losses.
“Steve Buckhantz, we’re gonna get you hazard pay, you and Phil Chenier,” Charles Barkley said at one point.
Monday night brought a rare respite. Not only did the Wizards win, but they did in dramatic, last-second fashion, allowing Buckhantz to finally unleash his signature “Daggggggerrrrrr!!” call, as heard above.
“Utterly therapeutic,” Buckhantz told me, in a brief e-mail exchange. “Felt like I was getting 28 gut-wrenching losses out of my system.”
The fans evidently felt the same way. Via reader @jordanlrose, check out the crowd’s reaction to Beal’s shot. You don’t see such elation from fans of a 5-28 team very frequently.