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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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14 hours ago, Halloween Land said:

In your opinion, who are or were the best play by play NFL announcers? The reason why I bring this topic up is because I think Al Michaels is the best and I can't wait to hear him call the Bills vs. Steelers Sunday night football game, it's been so long. 

 

Here's my list:

1. Al Michaels
2. Jim Nantz
3. Gus Johnson
4. Kevin Harlin
5. Mike Trico
6. Joe Buck
7. Marv Albert
8. Dan Hicks
9. Greg Gumbel
10. Chris Myers

 

Where's Murph on this list ????

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6 hours ago, iccrewman112 said:


“Across the painted numbers”

 

I don’t think ESPN would ever fire a crew mid-season. I’d look terrible. But I highly doubt Tessatore and Booger are back next year. They are the worst listen in all of sports (any sport).

 

No idea why they don’t have Steve Young doing the color commentary for those games. He is at the stadiums for the pre, half, and post game shows. He’s well spoken and explains the game well. Not sure who ESPN could bring in to do play by play. Honestly Mike Breen might be a good option (although he does mostly NBA for them).

Mike Breen is AWFUL! So punchable. "Puts it in!" "Baaaaaaang!"

3 hours ago, Freddie's Dead said:

 

Congratulations on spelling Kevin Harlan's name correctly.  :wallbash:

I know. It's like one person misspelled it and then most everyone else followed suit. 😂 It ain't difficult!

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1 hour ago, T master said:

 

Where's Murph on this list ????

In my opinion he is to obnoxious and he has a annoying high pitch squeak that comes out of his mouth.  

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39 minutes ago, Halloween Land said:

In my opinion he is to obnoxious and he has a annoying high pitch squeak that comes out of his mouth.  

 

Van Miller was so much classier and better

 

 

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Maybe he is technically 'good' or 'great', but I just don't like Al Michels anymore. I'd rather listen to one of the newer/youunger play by play guys, even if they make a few mistakes.

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Without having looked at any other posts in this thread......

1. Keith Jackson

2. Marv Albert

3. Howard Cosell

4. Dick Enberg

5. Jim Nantz

6. Ron Franklin

7. Pat Summerall

8. Charlie Jones

9. Kevin Harlan

10. Brent Musberger

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2 minutes ago, Mark Vader said:

Without having looked at any other posts in this thread......

1. Keith Jackson

2. Marv Albert

3. Howard Cosell

4. Dick Enberg

5. Jim Nantz

6. Ron Franklin

7. Pat Summerall

8. Charlie Jones

9. Kevin Harlan

10. Brent Musberger

 

no Bob Ufer, the King of Vocal Fry?

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15 minutes ago, Mark Vader said:

Without having looked at any other posts in this thread......

1. Keith Jackson

2. Marv Albert

3. Howard Cosell

4. Dick Enberg

5. Jim Nantz

6. Ron Franklin

7. Pat Summerall

8. Charlie Jones

9. Kevin Harlan

10. Brent Musberger

I completely forgot about Mike Patrick.

I would put him at # 7 and move everyone down a notch. Sorry about that Brent, but you deserve an honorable mention.

Also like all the love being shown to Greg Papa, he is a great announcer.

A shout out to Skip Carey when Sunday Nitro was on TNT. He was a very good football play-by-play announcer. Showed he could do more than baseball.

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I can't tell you about past play by play guys like some of our older posters. 

 

I think the top 3 now are:

 

1 Al Michaels

2 Jim Nantz

3 Mike Tirico

 

 

I can't believe so much love for Kevin Harlan. He is absolutely brutal. He has a good voice. But my god his commentary is atrocious. 

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17 hours ago, ExiledInIllinois said:

I like Romo too.

Romo is one of the color guys, not play by play.

 

15 hours ago, Rc2catch said:

... Im also a big fan of Kevin Burkhart? The former Mets guy. Not sure if he does Mets games anymore I don’t have SNY in Tennessee and I don’t watch the Mets much anymore. He’s a good play by play guy though 

right. Burkhardt is very under appreciated.

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9 minutes ago, Foxx said:

Romo is one of the color guys, not play by play.

 

 

 

they have given Romo license to talk the whole time if he wants, fortunately he has something useful to say

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Foxx said:

Romo is one of the color guys, not play by play.

I know.  I should have noted that.  I figure throw him in there.  Shut up the play by play and just let Romo talk.  Like @Buffalo_Gal said, sans the eye candy remark... NOT that there is anything wrong with that... 😉 LoL...

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