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1 minute ago, Buffalo_Gal said:


By far. I actually learn stuff from Romo, he's entertaining, and very easy on the eyes. ;)

LoL... I will give you half this! Not the eyes thing though! 

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Nobody likes Musberger?  He can get a little corny but he paints a good picture of what you're watching...and he'll comment on the eye candy too.

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1 hour ago, eball said:

Nobody likes Musberger?  He can get a little corny but he paints a good picture of what you're watching...and he'll comment on the eye candy too.

 

Just came to add this.  From a standpoint of accurately describing what was happening, I always thought he was right at the top.  And for those who are annoyed by his exuberance on TV, check him out doing a game on radio.  He is far and away the best radio play by play guy out there.

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Best:

 

Curt Gowdy was the best play by play for me in any sport

Merlin Olsen as color for the NFL

Harry Kalas for baseball, there isn't even second place

 

Worst:

 

Enberg

Diefdorf for color, it was a great time when he told us 8 times in about 15 minutes that a playoff game cannot end in a tie, what would we have done that night without that wisdom?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Greg Papa. Voice of the 49'ers. His work on the Ravens game last week was brilliant. 

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2 minutes ago, gomper said:

Greg Papa. Voice of the 49'ers. His work on the Ravens game last week was brilliant. 

 

I do like Papa.  Also, Sean Mcdonough.

 

Buffalo native Don Criqui was one of my all time favorites, especially for Notre Dame and AFC Central games.

Keith Jackson and Verne Lundquist for SEC games.  Lundquist also for golf.

 

Never been a fan of any Alberts or Gumbels.

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Gus Johnson and Tony Romo would be the best duo IMHO...

 

Many of you may not like Romo, but the guy is an outstanding talent as color commentator. He details things that no other person discusses and he's usually spot on.

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3 hours ago, BehindTheWoodshed said:

 

Hmm, I remember him saying "wait a minute" all too often.  Is it a TD or not?  WTH!

Dr. Ed Gusevitch (sp?) and the rest of the spotters suffered from failing vision.  That booth crew was together a long time.

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Again an upvote for Eric Wood.  I find his colour and analysis much easier on the ears than Kelso.

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I know this thread is about play by play announcers, but a color guy that can talk about wearing a Dirty Sanchez on the air with a straight face is top 5 all time. Adam Archuleta FTW.

 

Spero is actually pretty decent, too.

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Rick Jennerett

 

OMG JOSH ALLEN JUST THREW THE BALL TOP SHELVE WHERE MAMMA HIDES THE COOKIES

 

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For the guys who mentioned Gus Johnson, to me he belongs on CBS doing March Madness.  It was a sad day for college basketball when he left to go to Fox.  

 

I like Kevin Harlan & I like Tesitorre.  Musberger & Jackson were also good.  I don't get why you guys complain announcers not making intelligent points & such.  I like guys that get excited & try to bring the emotion of the arena/stadium into your living room.  A guy like Pat Summerral was so boring.  

 

I will never forget NCAA Tournament BYU/Florida when Fredette was playing for the Cougars.  Cougars tied the game with about 20 seconds left on a Jimmer 3 & Johnson screams to len Elmore "if your BYU do you foul"  Elmore screams "Gus it is a tie game for Christ Sakes"   Not one of Gus' finer moments but no one brought the Madness like Gus Johnson.  He seems out of place at Fox.  

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31 minutes ago, Gordio said:

For the guys who mentioned Gus Johnson, to me he belongs on CBS doing March Madness.  It was a sad day for college basketball when he left to go to Fox.  

 

I like Kevin Harlan & I like Tesitorre.  Musberger & Jackson were also good.  I don't get why you guys complain announcers not making intelligent points & such.  I like guys that get excited & try to bring the emotion of the arena/stadium into your living room.  A guy like Pat Summerral was so boring.  

 

I will never forget NCAA Tournament BYU/Florida when Fredette was playing for the Cougars.  Cougars tied the game with about 20 seconds left on a Jimmer 3 & Johnson screams to len Elmore "if your BYU do you foul"  Elmore screams "Gus it is a tie game for Christ Sakes"   Not one of Gus' finer moments but no one brought the Madness like Gus Johnson.  He seems out of place at Fox.  

Summeral and Madden droned on and put you to sleep imo. Neither captured the excitement of the moment and Maddens shtick got old pretty quick. I know many liked that duo, but to me they were among the worst to listen to. 

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the worst are all Canadian pro sports announcers

 

they are trained to scream over anything at any time, i guess the producers believe fans won't stick around unless every second is the most exciting thing that ever happened

 

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1 minute ago, Boatdrinks said:

Summeral and Madden droned on and put you do sleep imo.

True, but nobody said ‘Amp Lee’ like Summeral did.  ?

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it was a good tradition to wake from the Sunday nap to find Pat and John drone on while we all knew the inevitable slaughter of the AFC fast approaching in the SB

 

 

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1 hour ago, gomper said:

Greg Papa. Voice of the 49'ers. His work on the Ravens game last week was brilliant. 

 

The amount of prep work he does for each game is amazing. He has an afternoon radio show where he essentially breaks down film on the radio of key plays and techniques. He makes it very digestible even over the radio.

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14 hours ago, Bferra13 said:

More nostalgia for me than anything. I grew up with him in the late 80s and 90s on ABC MNF. He has a good voice for it too. I like still seeing him around. Collinsworth as the colorman though really ruins the vibe these days.

Dan Fouts and Rich Gannon are idiots as well. 

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all local NFL radio work is detailed and worth a listen

 

the TV puppets fly in on Friday and get half-baked self-serving interview answers from interns sucking up to the GMs

 

 

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26 minutes ago, H2o said:

Dan Fouts and Rich Gannon are idiots as well. 

Big time idiots. 

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