Professional sports are about skills, strength and agility, but also communication.
Team huddles, postgame interviews, taunting barbs directed at opponents, commercial endorsements, play-by-play commentary—there are so many situations in which a good speaking voice can be an effective and profitable tool in the world of sports.
But there is a discordant minority out there, a group of beloved coaches, players, commentators, etc. who have made a name for themselves in the world of professional sports, despite having voices that make us dive for the remote and jab a finger on the mute button.
WARNING: The following video article is not for the aurally sensitive. It is recommended all readers and listeners keep a finger hovering over the pause button in case the ensuing cacophony proves too much to bear.
Click on, brave souls, and good luck.