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Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:09 am
  • This is a broad topic, and it can cover any sport, but who is your favorite announcer?

    I used to enjoy Pete Gross a lot.

    And as a kid growing up an Angel fan, Dick Enberg was a longtime fav. as well as Neihouse.

    But my nominee is Vin Scully.

    He is a master at calling a game 60 years later he is still eloquent and you can literally close your eyes and listen to him describe a game and picture what is happening.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:04 am
  • I always loved Niehaus, but over the last few years its been Doc Emerick calling NHL. Dude is incredible
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:55 am
  • Dave Niehaus, Bill Schonely and Bob Uecker are prolly my all time favorites.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:56 am
  • Nobody do the voodoo like Calabro do
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:58 am
  • Chick Hearn, Harry Caray and Jack Buck in the good old days.. Vin Scully is an icon. I enjoy Al Michaels and Joe Buck
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:20 am
  • Colabro, Musburger
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:44 am
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:54 am
  • Dennis Miller.

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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:36 pm
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:30 pm
  • 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.

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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:53 pm
  • Does pro wrestling count? If so, I want to include Jim Ross and Lance Russell as two legit great announcers.

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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:29 pm
  • Calabro for sure... Musburger as well.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:11 pm
  • J.R. From WWF come on he could barely move his mouth. I can hear it now. "OH MY GOD"
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:17 pm
  • Most of my favorite announcers are college football guys.

    Gus Johnson is great.

    Musburger and Herbstreet are a really good combination.

    Used to love the Keith Jackson and Dan Fouts pairing, they were great together.

    Lots of vote for Calabro, and i'm sure he was great as a sonics announcer although I've never heard it, but he does some pac 12 network stuff and I think he's terrible as a football announcer.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:18 pm
  • Dave Niehaus. Hands down. I miss him every day that I have to listen to Dave Sims.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:28 pm
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:32 pm
  • JSeahawks wrote:Most of my favorite announcers are college football guys.

    Gus Johnson is great.

    Musburger and Herbstreet are a really good combination.

    Used to love the Keith Jackson and Dan Fouts pairing, they were great together.

    Lots of vote for Calabro, and i'm sure he was great as a sonics announcer although I've never heard it, but he does some pac 12 network stuff and I think he's terrible as a football announcer.


    Colabro with basketball is poetry in motion, man
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:14 am
  • The Outfield wrote:Dave Niehaus. Hands down. I miss him every day that I have to listen to Dave Sims.


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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:27 am
  • Kevin Calabro...reminds me of sitting around the TV as a kid with my parents, aunt, and cousins rooting for the Sonics and GP.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:40 am
  • Colabro is the best going. Sports Illustrated named him that in 96 or so. He's amazing, simply amazing.

    "Antonio Daniels drives through the lane wearing only a salty look of scorn"

    "Kevin Willis scores with his T-Rex arms. He's like the result of putting your sisters barbie arms on your GI Joe"

    "He's in a zone, hes on fire, all he sees is white lite and is fuzzy all over"

    "Bones Barry with the shocker....a 3 pointer...2 in the cake and 1 in the pudding"

    He's just naturally funny and clever.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:56 am
  • Ray Allen is hearing signals from another planet!
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:26 am
  • 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.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:48 am
  • Niehaus, Gus Johnson
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:09 pm
  • 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.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:36 am
  • Mayock's a kepper, for sure. He at least backs his opinions up with substance.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:53 am
  • Definitely Musberger.....I aspire to have his suave at that age.

    Gus Johnson is overrated....did anybody else want to put FOX CFB on mute this last year? A first down and he went nuts. His shtick is getting played out.

    I always like Seth Davis....not sure he annouces per se, but guy like him and Mayock are just junkies for CBB/NFL. They're both great orators of their respective games.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:37 am
  • Even though he's a freak, Post season basketball needs Marv Albert.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:29 am
  • Cannot stand Musberger, just his voice, yowsers.

    Calabro is the best I've ever heard, by a long ways.

    Love me some Gary McCord.

    Madden was so enjoyable.

    Bill Walton cracks me up.

    Marques Johnson.

    Of course I loved Dave.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:52 am
  • Pete Gross, he made me look forward to going to work driving truck on the icy roads in AK during the '80s!!
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:34 pm
  • Today's game: Gus Johnson

    Historically: Bill King, Keith Jackson

    Locally: Calabro


    I'm surprised nobody else has mentioned Bill King. I know he was the voice of the Raiders, but still...his style is almost poetic.

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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:55 pm
  • Gus Johnson and Bob Uecker

    Why Bob Uecker? Because he's such an awesome announcer and is very charismatic. Want proof? Tell me how many people have the resume he has? He's even in the WWE HOF!

    Then there's Wayne Larrivee, for one simple phrase:


    In soccer, I'd have to say Ian Darke and Martin Tyler are my favorites.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:21 am
  • 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.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:44 am
  • Niehaus, Calabro and Ehlo.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:07 pm
  • 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.


    I will 2nd this

    Wish we'd get more Hubie than Reggie Miller.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:42 pm
  • 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...
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:53 pm
  • He's the WORST announcer ever, it's like he tries to be Charles Barkley, but his jokes never fly.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:43 pm
  • I like Reggie, but just like in basketball, Cheryl's got him beat behind the mic.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:59 pm
  • I dunno, I actively hope a team gives Reggie a job, just so he won't be on my TV anymore lol
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:21 pm
  • Vin Scully and Keith Jackson by a wide margain.


    BTW, am I the only one that likes Dave Sims (Mariners)? He's never mentioned in these things but I think he's a total pro.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:49 pm
  • hawksfansinceday1 wrote:Vin Scully and Keith Jackson by a wide margain.


    BTW, am I the only one that likes Dave Sims (Mariners)? He's never mentioned in these things but I think he's a total pro.


    Is he the guy who feels the need to put the rolling R in Gutierrez's last name?
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:19 pm
  • Pat Summeral. I like how he says Cotton Bowl.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:51 pm
  • CALIHAWK1 wrote:Pat Summerall. I like how he said Cotton Bowl.

    Fixed it for you. (he's deceased Cali)
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:56 pm
  • hawksfansinceday1 wrote:
    CALIHAWK1 wrote:Pat Summerall. I like how he said Cotton Bowl.

    Fixed it for you. (he's deceased Cali)


    I know. Thanks for the correction.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:09 pm
  • Always like Dick Buck because you can understand what he says all the time and was very knowledgable.

    I know many of you don't like his son but I like him a lot too for the same reason. You can understand what he says.

    If you're a boxing fan as I am you have to like Michael Buffer. Sad that with the demise of the sport he has to stoop to doing progressive commercials.

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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:23 pm
  • I like(d) both Bucks. I didn't like Joe's commentary and faux outrage over Moss's mooning of Packers fans. That was one moment he blew, entirely.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:51 pm
  • I love me some Steve Raible.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:01 pm
  • 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.
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:18 pm
  • Gus Johnson is my man. My favorite call.

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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:53 am
  • Al Michaels has always been good. "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!!" (1980 US v. USSR Olympic hockey in case you don't know)


    I usually like him calling football too (but not Collinsworth.....too many times he says "remarkable" for one thing).
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Re: Your Favorite Announcer
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:15 am
  • A lot of people haven't heard Vin call a game, but I am blessed to hear his magnificence almost daily. By far, the best ever in baseball and overall mastery at his craft.
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