Regular ESPN-TV college football announcer Dave LaMont, who recently called the play-by-play for an ESPN telecast featuring UCLA at Oregon on Oct. 18, went off the deep end last Saturday while appearing on a radio broadcast in south Florida.
This week Tom D’Angelo of the PALM BEACH POST reported what happened while LaMont was calling the Florida Atlantic-Arkansas State college football game:
Lamont had three screaming fits late in the game - including challenging anyone who was watching to a fight - after QB Jeff Van Camp was hit so hard in the head while sliding that his helmet popped off and no flag was thrown. Van Camp left the game and did not return.
The hollering was bad enough, but LaMont also inexplicably ripped into the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner - who happened to be in attendance.