The ‘Person X Soundboard’ Internet Meme Has Officially Jumped The Shark
First there was the Gus Johnson Soundboard. Then came the Tiger Woods Soundboard. And both were hilarious and entertaining ways to amuse yourself when bored or hopped up on PCP. Sadly, like all great things, it gets taken too far, gets too played out, too popular, too commercialized. And once that line of acceptable use is breached, there is no going back to the way it was before.
What you see pictured below is a screencap from Seahawks Blog at The Seattle Times. What is it, you ask? It’s the T.J. Houshmandzadeh Soundboard, of course.
Dear God. Allow the person behind the Housh Soundboard, Danny O’Neil, explain:
There is a rhythm to the way T.J. Houshmandzadeh speaks that is almost lyrical. The deep voice, his inflections. There’s a charisma there not unlike what it was like to listen to Gary Payton. The grammar wasn’t always perfect, but the timing and pacing of the speech was.
So here’s some snippets from Houshmandzadeh that made me laugh in my interviews over the course of the past year. Maybe they’ll make you laugh, too.
Now I am not here to piss on this guy’s brass tacks, as the saying goes, he was simply amusing himself by hastily putting together the Housh Soundboard, and he clarifies that, so cut him some slack. Although he should have gone the extra mile and so we wouldn’t have to use our computers’ media players to listen to them. Still, I am sure Mr. O’Neil does fine work for the Times and will continue to do so for years to come. To put it kindly, he just happens to be the person – a unwitting pawn, if you will – that unknowingly brought the end of times to the Player/Announcer X Soundboard Internet Meme.
Hey, if it hadn’t been him, someone else would have most assuredly done it soon enough.
The Tao of Housh [Seahawks Blog]
(previously at the Sportress: Tiger Woods Soundboard, Anyone?)