Football commentary: When Gary met Sally
It wasn't Chelsea snatching the unlikeliest of victories, nor was it Fernando Torres scoring an even less likely goal. The real talking point from Tuesday night's Champions League semi-final was Sky co-commentator Gary Neville's moans of delight after the final goal went in.
"Oaaaaaaaaouohouooooooo-ooooooooooooooooooooh!" it went, Gary's groaning goalgasm ecstasy lasting a full seven seconds. Since dubbed "When Gary met Sally", it elevates him to the pantheon of commentators who have let out questionable moans when a team scores.
A video where Thierry Henry scoring for Arsenal elicits shrill delight from an Arabic commentator has seen nearly half a million views on YouTube (ind.pn/thshrill). Then there is Jack van Gelder's celebration of Dennis Bergkamp's goal for the Netherlands against Argentina in 1998 by repeating his name several times before emitting a high-pitched Tarzan noise (ind.pn/jackdennis).
The greatest range of emotions belong to Tiziano Crudeli. Whenever his beloved AC Milan score, it's a goalgasm times 1,000, but losing can mean teary-eyed banging on the table (ind.pn/bestoftiz).
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