Meet Gabriel Trujillo, The Latino Gus Johnson
Gabriel Trujillo is the Spanish Language Play by Play Voice of the Arizona Cardinals. Until now he has been a little known gem in the desert, but thanks to his calls in last two Cardinals victories against the Rams and the favored Eagles, I am pretty sure we are going to see a spike in his popularity.
Americans tend to be fascinated by Spanish Announcers. Andres Cantor’s GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! call during the World Cup cemented his catchphrase (catchword?) as a part of the lexicon.
Now, I am pretty sure videos like the ones below are going to make Gabriel Trujillo star on Gus Johnson’s level. Now its up to him to step up his calls.
The first is from yesterdays unlikely victory against the Philadelphia Eagles. After watching this video, you will always think of Larry Fitzgerald as LARRY! LARRY! LARRY! LARRY! LARRY! LARRY! LARRY! FIIIIIIIITGERALDDDDDDDDD!!!!!
Unfortunately, NFL.com is a real pain when it comes to embedding, so just click away for a quick second and come back for the second video.
The second video is from last week’s exciting overtime win against the St. Louis Rams. In the clip he channels his inner Buzz Lightyear, with an “to infinity and beyond” as Peterson crosses the goal line and finishes off the Rams.
I am fluent in Spanish and living in Miami I have a lot of Spanish speaking friends, and considering my name is Patrick, I need to see if I can use my reach and influence on this site to have Mr. Trujillo record my voicemail saying my name like he says Petersons.
Finally, I wonder if I am the only one picturing Trujillo and his color commentator sitting behind a destroyed Spanish Announce Table after the Undertaker threw somebody through it.