Have you ever begun to watch a sporting event and then instantly lowered the volume, or even changed the channel, because the individuals announcing the game were either boring or irritating?
I know I have, as well as many other passionate sports fans.
When an announcer paints a picture of the game, while adding excitement and their personal knowledge of the game, as do many of the great professional announcers, the viewing experience is more enjoyable.
The most memorable announcers are the ones that have originality and unique catch phrases, such as legendary announcer Dick Vitale and his popular reference to a three-pointer, a "trifecta", which will be used by basketball analysts for generations.
Of course, there are many sports analysts and announcers who are impressive and unique, but I have picked out a top 10 of brilliant individuals who share a habitual and individualistic passion for delivering sports coverage.
The top 10 chosen are based on overall excitement, knowledge, uniqueness, and passion for the game that they analyze.
Starting from the 10th best sports analyst since 2000 and continuing to the top analyst includes some of the most memorable voices coming out your TV set for the past few decades.