Check out this uncomfortably pregnant pause

Chris Lingebach
March 09, 2018 - 7:06 pm

Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Normally, after Jay Beagle's weekly 106.7 The Fan appearance -- 'The Morning Skate with Jay Beagle,' sponsored by Sport Automotive -- we'd be talking about hockey in some form around these parts. That's not going to happen here today, because something more pressing is at hand.

What's with this uncomfortably pregnant pause, around three minutes into Beagle's interview?

(It's included twice in the clip below for your listening ease.)

There's, like, a solid five-second pause in there before someone says another thing of substance.

What happened? Was there a momentary power outage, causing everyone to reach for their chairs to secure their place in the room? Did all five people suffer a brief, simultaneous seizure?

You could drive a Mack Truck through that opening.

Transcribed, the uncomfortable void would read like:

"Maybe he, uh, missed the memo." Laughter, trailing off into the faintest 'yeah.' Pause. "Enhh-huh." Pause. Lip-smack. Three people racing to snap the silent streak.

Whatever happened there, I hope everyone's OK.

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