How about this for a strange Oprah reference?
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was caught yelping “”Four-Oprah!” to his offense during the team’s 24-14 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.
He said this during an “audible.” In football terms, an “audible” alerts a quarterback’s teammates that he’s changing a play at the line of scrimmage when he notices something different in the other team’s defensive coverage.
James Duthie, a broadcaster for Canada’s The Sports Network, overheard Ryan’s “Oprah” call.
“I thought I was hearing things, but the guys on the broadcast [Brian Billick and Thom Brennaman] mentioned it briefly in passing,” Duthie told the New York Post. “And a couple of plays later I heard it again. It was bizarro.
“I actually like the fact that they have a little creativity. They can really say anything they want at the line [during an audible] and it’s usually mumbo-jumbo, letters or ’slant this, post this, corner that.’”
The Falcons declined to comment.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk