Without sports, rugby announcer narrates everyday events

Turns out Joe Buck isn’t the only sportscaster getting creative during the coronavirus pandemic.

Meet Nick Heath, a rugby announcer from London who has created a stir with his play-by-play commentary of everyday life.

While Buck has offered to do play-by-play of people’s home videos while he’s quarantined, Heath pursued another idea: He ventured outside and, with his phone, recorded himself doing play-by-play of everything from dogs chasing each other to mothers pushing their babies in strollers to people crossing the street.

The result: hilarity and a huge hit.

Heath’s commentary on two dogs chasing each other in a park has been viewed almost 540,000 times on Twitter. Since Tuesday, when Heath posted the first of a dozen videos on his Twitter account, his followers increased to almost 80,000 from 15,000.

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Rugby announcer Nick Heath

“It was just going and having a bit of fun and keeping my followers on social media entertained,” Heath, 41, told USA TODAY Sports. “But it obviously has blown up a bit since.”

Almost a year ago, he posted another video that went viral. Heath, who is gay, sounded off on “God-fearing athletes telling me I need to repent for my sins” after Australian rugby player Israel Folau posted homophobic comments on Instagram.

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