After listening to Paul Azinger speak endlessly this weekend on ABC's and ESPN's British Open telecast about Darren Clark's eye movement and how that was going to be something to watch (yeah, we watched him one putt the first three greens!), I started thinking about other announcer's that have left something to be desired in all sports. Here is my top ten all time worst sports announcers, please feel free to add your personal dislikes, and no, Howard does not make my list!
Who at ABC had the bright idea to put Dennis Miller on Monday Night Football? They must have lost a big bet, or had too many martinis the night before. Dennis was annoying, and NOT funny and took away from the showcase game of the week. He was great on SNL weekend update, but that was the pinnacle of his career,. Football? C'mon man!
This "GOOSE" is cooked! Why is he on the sidelines? He takes up more space than the MetLife Blimp, and says about as much as the Blimp. Takes time away from the game, and thinks he is the star of the telecast. Please get him off of my TV on Sunday's!!!
Dickie V is a good person, but as an announcer, can you listen to him? Loud, obnoxious, and more loud and obnoxious. If he is doing a big game like Duke/Carolina, I turn him off immediately and listen to the radio broadcast! Please retire!
My personal dislike. I can't even stand to look at him, as soon as he wakes up and says something, I turn the channel. Not funny, not entertaining, not interesting, not insightful. They need to lock this guy out of the studio. Please retire Terry, you have your Super Bowl rings, please just go.
Poor Mike Tirico (a pro), and Ron Jaworski (another pro) to be paired with Tony on Monday Night football. Another experiment gone way wrong. A good writer does not equate to a good announcer, and Tony is proof. What is it with the bald guys?
An easy pick for this list, McCarver is one of the worst baseball announcers of All-time. His boneheaded comments and over analyzing of America's pastime, has sent millions of viewers outside to do something fun. Listening to McCarver explain baseball is like trying to understand the comic genius of Andy Kauffman.
Bill Walton was one of the greatest college and NBA players of All-Time. Too bad he did not leave it at that. Absolutely one of the worst NBA announcers of All-Time. Only wild Bill understood what he was saying, too many Grateful Dead concerts probably.
Another one of the greatest NBA players of All-Time, Bill should have left it at that. Bill is almost impossible to understand. His ill-timed and boring comments, once you understand what he is saying is really painful to listen to. When he retires, English teachers everywhere will celebrate!
What is it with former NBA greats turned announcer. Mark is so bad, he makes his partner's cringe (like comparing missed hoops to a Resurrection?). His monotone, boring voice is one of the worst on TV. So why does he keep getting more air-time? One positive of an NBA lockout? No Walton, Russell or Jackson to listen to.
How this bonehead makes NBC's top team is beyond me. What's worse is I also have to listen to him on my favorite video game, Madden. He is a borish know it all. I just wish he still played for the Bengals and had to go across the middle with Ray Lewis waiting on him. Just once. Please?
OK, that's my list. Who's on yours?