Regardless of a fan's favorite sport, it is one of the few constants across the athletic spectrum.
Whether it's watching an NFL game or a NASCAR race, someone always has to describe the action to the viewer, no matter how simple or complicated the concept.
The play-by-play announcer in sports television has had a long and storied history, with names such as Keith Jackson, Jim McKay, and Pat Summerall (just to name a few) becoming members of popular culture due to their extraordinary efforts.
Sometimes, it relies on catchphrases such as "Oh My!" or "Whoa Nellie!"
However, play-by-play is sometimes most enjoyable when taken in the literal sense of the phrase, no frills necessary.
Here are 10 of the best play-by-play announcers in sports television today.