This isn't strictly baseball, but sports related, so I guess I'll put it here. I'm talking about those instances where an announcer is trying to make a clever analogy and says something that is either plain stupid or downright inappropriate. Yesterday, I heard one that I thought was just a bit on the inappropriate side. It was during the Bengals game yesterday. The announcer was doing a promo for the 60 Minutes program and mentioned a segment they were going to do about a man who had been a captive in Iraq for 10 months and had been tortured. He then said that the Chicago QB had been through his own torture in the game. You know, I really don't think an athlete having a bad day can compare to whatever physical torture that fellow endured in Iraq. Perhaps we shouldn't expect too much out of sports announcers, but I would at least expect them to put just a small amount of thought into what they say. It's one thing to use the word "torture" when describing a poor performance, but to use that word right after talking about an incident of actual torture seems like really bad timing. Is it asking too much of sports announcers that they should think before they speak?