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Best/worst announcers of all time.

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Re: Best/worst announcers of all time.

Post by ftballfan » Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:11 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
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I know Pat O'Brien's voice and I know what he looks like. I remember his sportscasting days fairly well. He was mostly a roaming reporter / studio host.

The CBS play-by-play man whose name escaped me was Tim Ryan. Absolutely hated his work on NBA basketball and NFL football. He was a rock solid sports journalist, but his voice and style just seemed out of place when it came to those two sports. I thought he was deceased, but wikipedia makes no mention of a passing.
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Re: Best/worst announcers of all time.

Post by Lester The Nightfly » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:55 pm

According to Wikipedia, Tim Ryan was paired with Matt Millen in the 1992 and 1993 seasons
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Re: Best/worst announcers of all time.

Post by format this » Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:09 am

One of the greatest, and I’m shocked no one has mentioned this hockey broadcaster... Mike “Doc” Emrick. The best pbp pipes in the NHL.


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Re: Best/worst announcers of all time.

Post by Bryce » Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:52 am

Kind of hard to compare announcing styles across all sports. I would have to break it down by sport.

One that stands out to be head and shoulders, at least to me, above all others for College Football is:

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For you youngsters, that's Keith Jackson. I'm kind of surprised he hasn't been mentioned so far.


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Post by Deleted User 24 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:20 am

format this wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:09 am
One of the greatest, and I’m shocked no one has mentioned this hockey broadcaster... Mike “Doc” Emrick. The best pbp pipes in the NHL.


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I had a few encounters with him decades ago when I was doing hockey-related things. As professional, pleasant and helpful as could be.



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Re: Best/worst announcers of all time.

Post by moldyoldie » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:00 pm

format this wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:09 am
One of the greatest, and I’m shocked no one has mentioned this hockey broadcaster... Mike “Doc” Emrick. The best pbp pipes in the NHL.


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THANK YOU! :hat It'd be a toss-up between Emrick and the late Dan Kelly, but I'd go with Doc who I believe began his hockey announcing career with the Port Huron Flags.


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Re: Best/worst announcers of all time.

Post by Deleted User 24 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:12 pm

moldyoldie wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:00 pm
format this wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:09 am
One of the greatest, and I’m shocked no one has mentioned this hockey broadcaster... Mike “Doc” Emrick. The best pbp pipes in the NHL.


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THANK YOU! :hat It'd be a toss-up between Emrick and the late Dan Kelly, but I'd go with Doc who I believe began his hockey announcing career with the Port Huron Flags.
That is who he was calling games for when I met him circa 1979.



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Re: Best/worst announcers of all time.

Post by Honeyman » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:49 pm

And one of Doc's mentors was the greatest there ever was...Ernie: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.si.com ... fort-wayne



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Re: Best/worst announcers of all time.

Post by Matt » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:24 pm

Bryce wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:52 am
Kind of hard to compare announcing styles across all sports. I would have to break it down by sport.

One that stands out to be head and shoulders, at least to me, above all others for College Football is:

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For you youngsters, that's Keith Jackson. I'm kind of surprised he hasn't been mentioned so far.
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Re: Best/worst announcers of all time.

Post by Rate This » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:27 pm

Matt wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:24 pm
Bryce wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:52 am
Kind of hard to compare announcing styles across all sports. I would have to break it down by sport.

One that stands out to be head and shoulders, at least to me, above all others for College Football is:

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For you youngsters, that's Keith Jackson. I'm kind of surprised he hasn't been mentioned so far.
/end thread
Is that best of all time in your opinion or you just can’t take it anymore?



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Re: Best/worst announcers of all time.

Post by Matt » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:54 pm

There is not going to be a better comment than that, hence /end thread. I didn't think it was that complicated.



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Re: Best/worst announcers of all time.

Post by Rate This » Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:13 pm

Matt wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:54 pm
There is not going to be a better comment than that, hence /end thread. I didn't think it was that complicated.
Keith Jackson was a pros pro.



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Re: Best/worst announcers of all time.

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:45 am

He's definitely my favorite.

Most remember him for his college football work, but he was also a terrific basketball and baseball play-by-play man.

Sorry, but I've gotta disagree on Doc Emrick. His delivery is too over-the-top and clownish for my liking. I will, however, praise him for his encyclopedic knowledge of the game of hockey.

Although Gary Thorne also gets too excited when calling hockey at times, I always preferred his NHL play-by-play work and definitely his voice to that of Emrick.


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Re: Best/worst announcers of all time.

Post by Matt » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:59 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:45 am
He's definitely my favorite.

Most remember him for his college football work, but he was also a terrific basketball and baseball play-by-play man.

Sorry, but I've gotta disagree on Doc Emrick. His delivery is too over-the-top and clownish for my liking. I will, however, praise him for his encyclopedic knowledge of the game of hockey.

Although Gary Thorne also gets too excited when calling hockey at times, I always preferred his NHL play-by-play work and definitely his voice to that of Emrick.
I liked Gary Thorne and Bill Clement. Were they both good? I don't entirely remember, but I do remember them calling game 4 in 1997.



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Re: Best/worst announcers of all time.

Post by Bryce » Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:03 am

Admittedly, my view is a bit jaundiced here, but the Televised Hockey PBP person I have enjoyed most over the years is Foster Hewitt Award winner Dave Strader. Dave started with Adirondack, then honed his skills during some miserable times with the Red WIng organization and really came into his own as the team improved.

He went on to call games for various networks including ESPN, ABC and NBC. I think he even did a brief stint with Hockey Night In Canada as well as doing PBP with the Coyotes, Panthers and the Stars.

He was genuine, both professionally and personally. I miss him.



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