Fan launches protest over SEC Championship broadcast

College football fans don't like Gary Danielson.

The CBS Sports analysts has heard his share of criticism over the years. "He's an SEC schill." "He's too critical during games." "He sounds like a condescending grandmother." 

But it's his work with Verne Lundquist during Saturday's SEC Championship Game between Auburn and Missouri at the Georgia Dome  that pushed one fan over the edge. This time, it's a social-media firestorm.

Alabama fan Andy Bearden filed a Change.org petition to have CBS remove Danielson and Lundquist from the air.

His reasons? Impartiality.

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"Their commentary is extremely negative for most of the game," Bearden writes in his plea. "They are also two of the most biased commentators on TV. They cannot remain neutral at all!"

Forget that during a second-quarter Auburn kickoff that hit the cross bar Lundquist couldn't help himself and exclaimed: "Oh my, doink!"

That alone should be a firable offense.

Bearden says the sporstcast duo is "WAY past" its prime.

Lundquist has been broadcasting since 1970 with stints at ABC, TNT and most recently CBS. He's called everything from Jack Nicklaus' birdie at the Masters at the 17th hole  in 1986 to Christian Laettner's shot to beat Kentucky in the 1992 NCAA Tournament, and through it all he has been very impressionable, often yelling "Oh my gosh!"

Though his best work may have been on the movie "Happy Gilmore":

Danielson landed at CBS in 2006 after more than a decade at ABC/ESPN. He has some experience on the gridiron, having played quarterback at Purdue (see, he's not an SEC guy) and 11 seasons with Detroit and Cleveland.

The petition is still a few thousand short of its goal of 10,000 online signatures. It could fill the void if it used the Twitter hastag #muteCBS, which trended wildly during the game.

Interestingly, no one complained last week when Danielson noted during a replay of the 109-yard failed kick return that put Auburn in the SEC title game that Alabama's coverage failed because it had so many "fat guys" on the field.

Fans will likely hear the pair once more during the college football bowl season when CBS broadcasts on New Year's Eve from the Hyundai Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.

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