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Uh-oh: Vikings Announcer Mistakenly Calls Missed Field Goal Kick ‘Good’ in Awkward On-Air Moment


PHOENIX, Ariz.– Well if you watched the Vikings lose another game thanks to kicking woes, you might have been feeling a lot of emotions. But if you were listening on to the game on the radio, you REALLY were on an emotional roller coaster ride!

The Vikings had a chance to beat the Cardinals in the final seconds Sunday with a 37-yard field goal. Minnesota was trailing 34-33 at the time.

After Greg Joseph kicked the ball, Vikings radio play-by-play announcer Paul Allen screamed, “It is . . . good!”

And of course the kick was not good at all. It was very apparent on television that the kick was wide to the right, but Allen didn’t notice until analyst Pete Bercich said, “It’s no good” a second later. “Are you kidding me?” Allen replied. Awkward silence followed.

The two announcers remained in shock about the kick and the call. Allen was premature with his call and got it wrong — a broadcaster’s worst nightmare. Allen explained the situation on Twitter shortly after the game.

Allen, as he says on his radio show, has taken some “fat L’s” in Arizona. Who can forget about this call he had all those years ago?

Well if the first two games and this missed call by PA are any indication, we’re in for another long football season…