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Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 11/24/2010

Maryland field hockey national title: the radio call

By Dan Steinberg

The Maryland field hockey team won its seventh national title over the weekend with a 3-2 double-overtime win over North Carolina. To do so, the Terps had to rally from a 2-1 deficit against the second-ranked Tar Heels, who had beaten them in last year's title game and who were undefeated against everyone besides the Terps this season.

It was all fairly dramatic, and the moment made field hockey play-by-play man Brian Kapur temporarily lose his mind. This is the best field hockey call I've ever heard in my life.

(Via the wondrous @parkerandarker.)

By Dan Steinberg  | November 24, 2010; 10:17 AM ET
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"This is the best field hockey call I've ever heard in my life."

How many _other_ field hockey calls have you heard in your life?

Posted by: Incredulous2 | November 24, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Trying to figure where else you could hear a field hockey call. Pakistan? India? (Okay, perhaps one of the other college field hockey powers might have a few games broadcast by the campus station, but...)

Anyway, congrats to the Terps. Always nice to see another NCAA trophy in College Park.

Posted by: VPaterno | November 24, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

if by greatest call you mean most forced, insincere call.

Posted by: GKINMD | November 24, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

This call is hilarious! Thank you, Dan, for recognizing the Terps Field Hockey Team. As a member of the Maryland 1999 Championship team, I am very proud of them. It was an awesome game, and the win was well deserved, but a little too close for comfort for Terps fans.

Posted by: MKelly1624 | November 24, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

If you think this call is "forced or insincere," then you obviously don't know Brian Kapur. He truly cares about Maryland athletics and had a special bond with that field hockey team. They lost last year in the championship to UNC with only seconds remaining and he was devastated (That call is WAY more famous than this call by the way). So, when the Terps won this year, he had to be just as happy as the players and coaches. This in NO way is forced or insincere, it's how he feels about the team.

Posted by: GoTerps5 | November 24, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Memo to Gus Johnson:

Look out. Something might be gaining on you.

Posted by: bs2004 | November 24, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

How the heck did you manage to find a "forced or insincere" tone from that sound bite?
Probably another knuckle head trying to sound cool on a msg board. Geesh.

Posted by: sqt2525 | November 24, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Yeah baby. Hopefully the Terp soccer team is gonna hang another banner in College Park in a couple of a weeks.

Posted by: agl132 | November 24, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

that is awesome! thanks for sharing! Do you have a link to actual video of the girl scoring the goal?

Posted by: GoingGoingGone | November 24, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

the goal is at about :55 seconds

Posted by: aubartolomei | November 24, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

This was great, although the guy in the background laughing almost ruins it. I can't imagine Chris Knocke ever laughing during Johnny Holiday's emotional calls.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 25, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Note to Brian Kapur:
One word..


Posted by: TimDz | November 26, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

I was wondering why all the dogs in my neighborhood were barking.

Posted by: stwasm | November 30, 2010 7:41 AM | Report abuse

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