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The one where Bob Griese's Juan Pablo Montoya comment bombs

ABC college football analyst and former Purdue Boilermakers star Bob Griese had a bit of a rough outing during today’s broadcast of the Ohio State-Minnesota game.

After a promotional sport advertising Sunday’s NASCAR race, the top five drivers in the Sprint Cup Series standings were put on the screen.

When fellow analyst Chris Spielman asked where Juan Pablo Montoya was on the list, Griese chimed in with this little gem.

“He’s out having a taco.”

Montoya is Colombian, and when you think of Colombia, you think … tacos, right?

Someone on the broadcast team must have alerted him that his lame attempt at humor probably didn’t go over as well as it would have during the Miami Dolphins’ undefeated 1972 season, and as the game wound down he apologized.

“Juan Pablo Montoya, he’s one of the best drivers in NASCAR,” Griese said. “Just want to apologize for the comment I made earlier in the ballgame.”

This, of course, is not the first time south-of-the-border jokes have landed a television an analyst in hot water.