There was a very special father-son moment during today’s Clemson-Boston College game.
Before halftime Boston College placeholder John Tessitore was able to force Clemson offside when he caught their offside when he lined up to play quarterback during a fake field goal trick play.
John’s father Joe Tessitore, who works for ESPN, was calling the game during his son’s huge play on the field.
Joe Tessitore calling his own son moving the sticks for BC on 4th down against top ranked Clemson is one of the coolest damn things we’ve seen. pic.twitter.com/tlQL8S5Zb6
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) October 31, 2020
College football fans loved the moment.
Joe Tessitore calling his own son's successful fake field goal was pretty damn cool.
— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) October 31, 2020
Joe Tessitore barely holding it together while calling his own son drawing the defense offside is a great moment in broadcasting.
— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) October 31, 2020
Joe Tess calling "TESSITORE UNDER CENTER!" on the fake FG attempt, so good
— Nicole Auerbach 😷 (@NicoleAuerbach) October 31, 2020
What a moment for Joe Tessitore to get to call that for his son! That was awesome.
— Ian Hest (@IanHest) October 31, 2020
Hi: son of another media person here. That call from Joe Tessitore with his kid was not only an amazing broadcast moment, but a moment of professionalism. Didn't make it personal, didn't tip anyone off. Just made the call as he should have.
— Ben Kercheval (@BenKercheval) October 31, 2020