Tuesday, September 22, 2009
BRISTOL, Conn. -- Following ESPN's Monday Night Football match between theIndianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins, the game day crew of NFL Live could barely stiffle their incredulous laughter as the oft-belittled Merril Hoge refers to the National Football League as "our league" as he often does in a vain attempt to claim let everyone know that contrary to popular belief, he did in fact play in the NFL.
"Let me tell you something about our league," said Hoge after a particularly brutal tackle. "It's tough out there."
"...Like you'd know know, taint-mole," snickered from Bronco's LB and Hall of Famer Tom Jackson under his breath, as fellow Bronco Hall of Famer Mark Schlereth slipped him a low five from behind.
"Yeah," added Schlereth. "Nice pin stripes, too, taint-mole."
When Hoge confronted the rest of the crew about the understated slight, most struggled to maintain a straight face, until new ESPN analyst and Super Bowl Champion Trent Dilfer bellowed "SOWWY MEWWIL!," sending everyone to the floor in tearful laughter as Hoge ran faintly off stage.
Hoge was unavailable for comment, but his friend and confidant John Clayton said that he's "taking it pretty rough, but should be fine in a few years."