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'No señor!' Eagles' Spanish announcer loses it in win over Bears

Matt Rosenberg
| Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey (1) kicks and misses a field goal during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Chicago. The Eagles won 16-15. (AP Photo/David Banks)
Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey (1) kicks and misses a field goal during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Chicago. The Eagles won 16-15. (AP Photo/David Banks)

No doubt, much of eastern Pennsylvania was rejoicing when the Bears' Cody Parkey missed the would-be winning field goal against the Eagles on Sunday night.

But perhaps no one was more elated than Rickie Ricardo, the Eagles' Spanish play-by-play announcer.

Listen to Ricardo's call as Parkey's 43-yard field-goal attempt hit the upright, then the cross bar and back out into the end zone, sealing the Eagles' 16-15 victory.

No translation necessary. That jubilation is self-explanatory.

Parkey made the kick on the previous snap, but the Eagles called a timeout to ice him just before the snap.

Here's Ricardo's call matched with the video of the missed kick.

Ricardo also was pretty exuberant on Golden Tate's go-ahead touchdown.

Feel bad for Parkey, if you will. But it's hard not to be excited for Ricardo, who we aren't sure got any sleep last night.

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