If you're old enough, do you happen to remember the experiment NBC did in 1980 with an announcerless broadcast of an NFL game? I think it was known as the "Silent Game." There are times when, listening to certain broadcasters, I think back on that broadcast very fondly.
Of course, that's what the mute button was invented for.
Here's the 10 top broadcasters we love to hate. Just catching a glimpse of them or hearing their voices sends our fingers automatically scrambling for the remote control and that wonderful mute button.
He didn't last long on MNF, but it felt like an eternity. Thankfully, he's much easier to avoid on his daily show. Does anyone like this shtick?
Anyone who says the word "clearly" at least 10 times every broadcast is, just on principal, annoying. Although he tries hard sometimes, he can't help himself but talk down to his audience, clearly.
I love Dickie V., but he needs to be on this list. For one thing, anyone who thinks Duke doesn't get enough coverage has a serious problem.
This one is, of course, obvious, and needs no further explanation.
Perhaps the most irritating interviewer ever. The voice... The questions... The smirk... The biggest butt kisser in the business.
Another guy, Like Vitale, that I love, but the suits alone put him on the list.
I might be alone on this one, but I just can't help myself. I think my feelings mainly come from his radio show more so than what he does on Sports Center. The radio show borders on self love more than anything I've ever heard.
Punch yourself in the face real hard twice. That's what it's like listening to EW.
There is opinionated, and then there is over the top negativity and all out attacks on whoever he happens to not like. Someone needs to take the mic out of this guys hands before he hurts somebody.
It's hard to ruin a golf broadcast, but this guy has mastered it. If he mentions the freakin "grain" affecting a putt one more time I'm gonna...... Well, I don't know exactly what I'm gonna do, but it will be crazy.....
It's a big head, so there must be something in there, but I don't know what it is....