The Most Entertaining Announcers Ever

Josh SchochAnalyst IIIDecember 3, 2012

The Most Entertaining Announcers Ever

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    Have you ever watched sports without sound? It's just not the same when you can't hear the announcers.

    Whenever I'm trying to multitask and someone tells me to mute the game, I always think they're crazy. The announcers make the game special!

    These guys are the ones who can turn a boring game into a great time, simply by talking about it.

    They're storytellers, crazed fans...and sometimes even props to poke fun at.

    No matter the style, these guys are the most entertaining announcers in sports.

Honorable Mention: The Madden Guy

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    If you've heard this guy you know what I'm talking about.

    Due to his offensive language I'm not going to include the video in this article, but if you don't mind his cursing it's absolutely hilarious.

    If you want to watch the videos you can do so here.

    He also announced the highlights of the Miracle at the Meadowlands Part II.

20. Don Orsillo

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    Don Orsillo is the voice of the Boston Red Sox, and he is regarded as one of the best announcers in the game today.

    Not only is he very professional, but he is also so informative that every single viewer feels smarter after watching the game (which isn't something I can say about the next guy).

19. Cris Collinsworth

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    Cris Collinsworth won a dubious honor recently: the NFL players voted him as the worst voice in football. However, I'll still listen to all of his broadcast just to hear what he says next.

    Like, um, this joke...

18. Mike Breen

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    Mike Breen is the man for the NBA on ABC.

    Breen has a voice that you can't stop listening to, and he has the legend of the "Bang!" to help him on this list.

    If you don't know what I'm talking about, just watch the video.

17. Brian Wilson

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    Whenever Brian Wilson's MLB career ends, he may want to consider a career in broadcasting.

    He knows a lot about baseball (even if it doesn't always seem so), and his charismatic personality makes him special.

16. Vince McMahon

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    Vince McMahon was once an announcer for the WWE, and he was the perfect guy to do it.

    McMahon had the special ability to make even the most scripted moments in the ring seem real. Watching the WWE with McMahon at the mike is better than just about anyone else.

15. Pat Foley

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    Pat Foley does the play-by-play for the Chicago Blackhawks. He's been broadcasting for more than 30 years, starting at the age of 26.

    Foley is not just a high-energy guy who can keep up with the lightning-fast pace of hockey. He also has a charismatic personality, and makes some pretty good jokes, as well.

14. CM Punk

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    CM Punk joined the broadcast team while recovering from a back injury.

    He is such a well-known and entertaining member of the WWE that he needed to stay on camera despite the injury. Becoming an announcer worked perfectly.

13. Steve Kerr

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    A former player who shot 45.4 percent from three-point land, Steve Kerr is a knowledgeable announcer who is allowed to issue challenges to players—or just make fun of them.

    Since he found quite a bit of success in his day, he has every right to poke fun at players like DeShawn Stevenson.

12. Will Ferrell

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    I honestly wish that Will Ferrell would announce every single starting lineup in every single sporting event for the rest of his life.

    *Warning: Everything after this introduction is just a let-down.*

11. Ray Hudson

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    Ray Hudson just has a way with words.

    The former player and coach is incredibly knowledgeable, and his personality is truly one-of-a-kind.

10. Ernie Johnson

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    Ernie Johnson isn't just an entertaining announcer. He is also very versatile.

    He has little segments like the one in this video. And he can call both basketball and baseball, as he was an announcer for both sports during the playoffs this past season.

9. Martin Tyler/Andy Gray

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    Martin Tyler and Andy Gray are the voices of soccer.

    Whenever I watch soccer I expect them to be the ones calling the match, and whenever I play, I narrate the game in my head with their voices.

    Don't pretend you don't do the same thing.

8. Marv Albert

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    How many other announcers could question the President's bowling skills?

    Marv Albert is the voice of the NBA on TNT. As President Barack Obama says in this interview, it's Albert's voice that you imagine in your head while playing.

    If I could get Albert to call one of my pickup games, I would be the happiest man alive.

7. Every Spanish Soccer Announcer Ever

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    There is nothing quite like listening to a Spanish soccer announcer shout "goal" for as long as he can.

    Even when there isn't a goal, this fast-paced style is music to my ears.

6. Jerry Lawler

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    Jerry Lawler's career as one of the voices of Raw has spanned nearly 15 years, and he has become just as entertaining (if not more so) as many of the wrestlers in the WWE.

    Lawler's commentary is truly unique, and this video perfectly captures his hilarious personality.

5. Doc Emrick

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    Michael "Doc" Emrick is best known for his announcing of the New Jersey Devils and the NHL, and he is arguably the best hockey announcer ever.

    The 66-year-old's work has spanned four different decades, and he has become one of the most decorated announcers in history during that time.

    Emrick even won the NHL's first Emmy.

4. Jim Ross

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    Jim Ross is the type of announcer who deserves a standing ovation when he is welcomed back.

    JR is one of the most celebrated voices in sports, and his style is absolutely perfect for WWE.

    He is such a talented storyteller that he can take the most mundane events and make them riveting.

3. Dick Vitale

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    Dick Vitale is the man.

    Dickie V is one of the most entertaining personalities in history, and giving him a microphone at a basketball game is simply perfect.

    Even if you think his style is annoying, there is no denying that he makes every game more exciting.

2. John Madden

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    There are very few announcers like John Madden.

    Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable about the sport after coaching the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory, but he has a great personality.

    His charm, jovial boyishness and use of onomatopoeia remain unmatched, and can be seen from the start in the video.

1. Harry Caray

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    "Holy cow!"

    There was never anyone better than Harry Caray.

    An MLB announcer for more than four decades, Caray was just one of those guys that you could listen to for days.

    Not only was he the best announcer in baseball, he was the best announcer in sports history.