Mike Goldberg’s first game as an NFL on FOX play-by-play announcer may be his last.
Goldberg had a rough debut in the booth on Sunday’s Lions-Vikings game, then made things worse by responding with profanities when fans pointed out some of his mistakes on Twitter. As a result, Goldberg has been pulled from his next assignment.
Although Goldberg had previously been slated to work the Vikings-Bills game this week, the Bills announced today that veteran broadcaster Tim Brando will be calling the game on FOX. Brando will work alongside commentator Brendon Ayanbadejo and sideline reporter Peter Schrager, who worked the Lions-Vikings game with Goldberg on Sunday.
FOX has told PFT that it will have a statement on the matter shortly.
Goldberg made a series of mistakes that included misidentifying players and coaches, mispronouncing names and losing track of the down and distance. But that probably all would have been forgiven by FOX if it hadn’t been for the profane Twitter tirade. That was too unprofessional for a network to overlook from one of its on-air voices.