[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Ray Hudson has long been known for his over-the-top delivery on soccer broadcasts, and fawning over Barcelona, but the former D.C. United coach broke new ground during Saturday's 2-2 tie at Athletic Bilbao by the Spanish giant with an indescribable minute of madness on a Leo Messi golazo.
Hudson’s joyous goalgasm can’t quite overshadow the epic footwork it accompanies. This was one of Messi’s best goals all season, and from the sound of it, it was almost fatal for the commentator.
Hudson’s status as soccer’s broadcast king of hyperbole was given a none too subtle challenge when Fox Soccer hired Gus Johnson, the owner of college basketball’s most volcanic vocal chords. But Hudson threw down the gauntlet once more Saturday, as only he knows how. Risking his windpipes to make it clear he can still raise the dead with his delivery, monopolizing the microphone to spew zealous adjectives, analogies and compliments without inhaling a lick of oxygen.
But seriously, what a goal …