I actually didn't mind Dennis Miller as much as most folks seemed to have. Of course, I like that sort of obscure, high-brow humor better than most.
My favorite announcer has to be John Madden. That was a guy who really made you feel smart when you watched football, no matter how well you knew the game. And those scribbles and scrawls he'd do not only tied the whole thing together with his schtick, but they made you feel like goddamn Claude Monet because at least you could color between the lines.
World Champion Seattle Seahawks football. It's an addiction, and there is no cure. Les Norton - gone but never forgotten. Rest in blue and green peace, my friend.
Niehaus is my all-time favorite. I would actually rather listen to him on the radio then watch the game with Rick Rizzs growing up when they would switch broadcasts, lol. That's nothing against Rizzs because he was good too. That's just how great Dave Niehaus was. Calabro and Bill Walton for basketball. Dickie V for college hoops. Mayock and Gus Johnson for NFL now. Madden and Summerall before that. I always liked the MNF team of Al Michaels, Frank Gifford, and Dan Dierdorf. For college football nobody topped Keith Jackson.
Mushmouther is always messing up players' names. Herbstreit is good. I miss Keith Jackson.
Harry Carey and Steve Stone were a great duo on the Cubs' broadcasts. Harry had the whacky personality and Steve just really knows baseball. Ernie Harwell was amazing.
I've liked Al Michaels ever since his broadcast of the miracle on ice in the 1980 Winter Olympics.
Madden got a little goofy at times, but he was fun and definitely knew the game.
Mayock does a terrific job. I don't always agree with him, but I appreciate how he worked his way up and all the film study and research he does. He's never been one of those former players who just grabs a mic and acts like he's the $h1t.
AbsolutNET wrote:Hubie Brown is a color guy, but he actually provides a lot of insight to the NBA. Smart guy that knows the game from the ground up and can communicate that knowledge very quickly and easily.
You don't like Reggie? What's a matter with you, son? He can do no wrong after I witnessed him bury the Knicks, in epic fashion, in my youth. Who are ya, George Lucas? Trying to piss on my childhood...
Calabro is the best radio basketball announcer I've ever heard. The cadence that he speaks with perfectly fits the tempo of basketball. His language is creative and you can always tell what type of game it is by the diction in his voice. He was the perfect announcer for run n gun games, some announcers can't keep up and just parse the action, Calabro painted pictures of the relentless pace the Sonics used to play with, it was beautiful.
I love Gus Johnson doing basketball, not football.
Keith Jackson remains the best football announcer I've ever heard.
Baseball, Vin Scully or Niehaus. I always liked Gary Thorn for hockey.