Video of Vikings announcer going crazy has gone viral
Paul Allen has attracted the attention of Pat McAfee.
Welcome to Minnesota, Pat McAfee.
Minnesota Vikings fan have been listening to Paul Allen announce games over the radio for more than two decades. But, after Allen’s viral calls from Sunday’s epic overtime thriller between Bills and Vikings, the former NFL punter has finally heard Allen’s broadcasting style.
Audio of Allen’s highlights went viral immediately after the game. The Vikings have now released video of Allen in his press box making the calls. These videos have over a million views.
” I didn’t know that this amazing human existed until now… It feels like I’ve missed so much electricity. McAfee tweeted, “The talent…the passion…the story telling.” “Paul Allen, Minnesota Viking PxP is FANTASTIC. “
“He couldn’t get out! He did not get out. That’s safety! Give it to us! Give us the safety! Allen yelled “Give us the safety!” when Bills QB Josh Allen lost his ball in the end zone. “Oh, the ball came out!” Yes! The Vikings will win! Yes, Josh Allen, drop that ball! Holy cow! “
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Allen has a laundry of list of famous highlights. There’s the game in 2003 when the Arizona Cardinals stunned the Vikings on a last-second touchdown.
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“No! No! No! Allen moaned. “There are Minnesota Vikings crying out on the field. “
His call when Brett Favre threw a critical interception in the 2009-10 NFC title game against the Saints:
“Brett Favre goes back to pass, he pumps. He fires over the middle and is intercepted. He said, “I can’t believe the things I’m seeing right here.” “Why even contemplate passing?” You can take a knee and try a 56-yard field goal. This is not Detroit, man. This is the Super Bowl. “
When Blair Walsh missed a 27-yard field goal in the 2015 playoff loss to the Seahawks:
“Walsh’s kick is up and it is no good he missed it! Are you kidding? Allen stated that the season cannot end like this. “And the Seattle Seahawks go to Charlotte. Blair Walsh missed a 27-yard field goal. “
His call on the Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs “Minneapolis Miracle” in the 2017-18 playoffs:
“Case on a deep drop, steps up in the pocket. Diggs will catch him! Oh, he was free! At the 30, 10 … touchdown! Are you kidding? It’s a Minneapolis miracle! Stefon Diggs has walked off with the Minnesota Vikings on the New Orleans Saints. “
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