Favorite / Least Favorite Sportscasters?

Aaron

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Borrowing from the Joe Buck thread, Who are your favorite and least favorite sportscasters?

You can interpret "sportscasters" any way you want to... analysts, play-by-play, insiders, talk show hosts, etc...

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My favorites:
Hubie Brown (NBA) -- Beginning twenty-something years ago, I learned more basketball from that guy than anyone else!
Vern Lundquist (college football)
Ron Jaworski (NFL)
Chris Fowler (college football)
Ron Franklin (college football)
Lee Corso (college football) -- I don't always agree with him, but he's funny.
John Clayton (NFL) -- The Professor
Al Michaels
Jim Henderson & Archie Manning (local) - for many years they did a great job calling the Saints games on WWL New Orleans.

Least favorites:
Skip Bayless (ESPN) -- just gets on my nerves!
Stephen A. Smith
Dan Dierdorf
Joe Buck
Lou Holtz
 
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AJ_II

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Well my lists are pretty extensive but here ya go...


Most enjoyable

Bob Costas - best in the biz
Jim Nantz - a close second
Ron Franklin - best college play-by-play
Marv Albert - he's a cartoon, but in a good way...."YES!"
Dick Enberg
Dan Hicks
Greg Gumbel - great during March Madness
Clark Kellogg
Rich Eisen - one of the best SportsCenter anchors ever...still good on NFL Network
Dan Patrick - also was great on SportsCenter...still good with the NBC pregame and his radio show
Deion Sanders
Steve Mariucci
Jeff Van Gundy
Inside The NBA crew - Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, & Charles Barkley
Phil Simms - really good with Nantz
Chris Fowler
Rece Davis
Johnny Miller
David Feherty
John Buccigross
Tim Kurkjian
Mitch Williams (MLB Network)
Fran Fraschilla
Erin Andrews
Rachel Nichols
Pam Oliver
Bonnie Bernstein


Least enjoyable

Joe Buck - just awful
Gus Johnson - the Dick Vitale of play-by-play; the guy is a cartoon
Stuart Scott - another cartoon
Dick Vitale
Brent Musburger - "FOLKS!"
Chris Berman - yet another cartoon
Ron Jaworski - hate his delivery
Mike Patrick
Mark May
Lou Holtz
Kirk Herbstreit
Joe Morgan - he's getting senile
Brad Nessler
Petros Papadakis
Keyshawn Johnson
Emmitt Smith
Steve Young
Craig Sager
Chris Myers
Sal Masekela
 
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Jon

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Favorites:

Vin Scully
Jim Nantz
Dave Campbell
Bob Uecker
Duane Kuiper
Harry Kalas (RIP)
Al Michaels
Jon Miller
Marv Albert (For Three, YES!!!!!)
The TNT Pre-game (Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley. Pure Comedy Gold!)

Hate:

Dick Vitale
Joe Morgan
Stuart Scott
Billy Packer
Dan Dierdorf
 
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sbv71

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Faves:

Al Michaels
Jim Nantz
Dick Enberg
Dick Stockton
Ron Franklin

Least favorite:

NFL on FOX pre-game show (particularly Bradshaw & Johnson)
 

Jon

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There's one guy that I liked that I'm sure everyone else has on their hate list, and that's Stephen A Smith. I liked his show on ESPN Radio. He could be loud on a few ocassions, but I agreed with 90 percent of the stuff he had to say. He's now podcasting and appearing on various TV outlets as a guest.
 

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AJII, you know your dudes....


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mghtx

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I loved Howard Cosell.

And the Pat Summerall/ John Madden team will probably be my all-time favorite. Especially when Madden was a little younger and had more spunk.

Al Michaels is very good.

Chris Berman...can't believe he still has a job.

I've like Jon Gruden so far....but can't stand that other guy....the white guy (can't think of his name).

Bryant Gumbel? That racist can go pound sand.

I loved Buddy Baker and Ned Jarrett.
 

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Favorite:
Bob Costas
Dan Patrick
Joe Buck
Bob Papa
Allen Bestwick

Least Favorite:
Brent Musberger
Mike Tirico
James Brown
 

mghtx

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Of the MRN crowd:

Eli Gold, not a big fan of his.

I do like:

Barney Hall
Alex Hayden
Dave Moody
Steve Post
Mike Bagley
 

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I hate Troy Aikman. Not only is he a bad commentator, he's biased toward the Cowgirls. Constantly makes excuses for them, and crawling up Romo's butt.