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George Vescey And The New York Times Are Trying To Steal Chris Berman’s Bit

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Oh man, when Berman sees this headline, he’s sure going to be pissed. His whole intro when he kicks off ESPN’s coverage of the first two rounds of the U.S. Open on Thursday is completely shot. I’m sorry, but the Bermanator has been crafting and cultivating his schtick for 30 goddamn years and he isn’t going to let some two-bit print journalist come in and take a shit all over it. And in such a hacky way as well – it’s “New York State of Mind,” not “Open State of Mind.” The beauty is in the simplicity, you morons! It’s like these headline writers have never incorporated a Billy Joel song into a lame sports reference before – JESUS!

Now, it’s back to the drawing board for Berman. No “New York State of Mind” for him. I guess he’ll have to come up with another Billy Joel song to bastardize. I’m sure Berman will be able to pull it off – he is “The Entertainer” after all. Whatever you do, don’t go changin’ to try and please us, Chris – we love you just the way you are.

God, that sucks. Maybe Billy Joel references aren’t going to work now.

Say, I wonder if the Eagles wrote any songs about New York…yeah, that’s the ticket.

Woods Makes Time for Small Talk, but He’s in an Open State of Mind [The New York Times]
Chris Berman ready to call the U.S. Open [Newsday]