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Derrick Brooks was a legendary linebacker with both the Florida State Seminoles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As a broadcaster, he’s not so legendary. You’ll see why in the video below. Today, as ESPN was doing their BCS National Title game preview show on site in Pasadena, Derrick Brooks took the horribly shop-worn “adversity” cliche to a new low. Watch, as in the middle of this clip he says the word “adversity” four times in under 20 seconds. This was unintentionally hilarious. I’ve been railing against the “adversity” cliche used by athletes, coaches, and reporters too, for quite some time. Comedy Central’s Key and Peele did a brilliant send-up of the adversity bit last season, and I’ve been wanting to post that video for quite some time. The NBA player talking about adversity is actually made to look a lot like Deron Williams. Unfortunately, K&P have not released the adversity bit on the internet yet. For now, Derrick Brooks attempting serious journalism will suffice as co...
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