With 32 teams in the NFL, there are up to 16 games every week of the season (give or take a few bye weeks), which means there are up to 16 different announcing teams calling games for five different networks.
It seems the end of the year is always a great time to look back upon the previous 12 months in an effort to rank our experiences from worst to best. With that in mind, let's try to rank the NFL announcing teams in terms of worst to best.
Before we get started, I have a few HUGE disclaimers at the top of this:
• I hate calling out people as "the worst," but from a wording standpoint it just sounds better than "least best."
• The first handful of teams are really interchangeable. The fact is, Fox and CBS have to employ so many crews that the beginning of this list is made up of mostly the networks' lower-rated crews.
• With the bottom crews ostensibly substitutable, some of these rankings are based on how the networks see their own talent. Sam Rosen and Chad Pennington aren't getting the same level of games as Thom Brennaman and Brian Billick, for example.
• You will certainly disagree with me on some of these. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments.