January 21, 2007

Worst announcers.

Itís snowing again! YAY! I love the snow. Itís fun to drive and play in; it just makes for great fun.

That and the Saints/Bears game is today, and if itís snowing here, that means it is snowing at Soldier field. We get to see some real football today. Football wasnít meant to be played in a dome or just in warm weather. No, football was meant to be played out in the elements, the cold, the snow, the wind and rain. Fans huddling together for warmth and Tony Siragusa steeling heaters from the players to warm his own sideline-reporting arse.

That reminds me I need to start the voting for the Worst Announcer/Reporter of the season award. If you would like to make any nominations, please do so in the comments. Make sure to give me the correct spelling of their name AND the reason why you think they are the worst. Right now the three that I have in mind are:

Tony Kornheiser AKA Cornholer (ESPN Monday Night football) for his complete and utter lack of being able to talk football and actually comment on the game. This guy gets so off track that Iím convinced he had someone else doing his analysis for his other shows that werenít live.

Bryant Gumble on the NFL networks Thursday Night Games for his utter non-sense he spouts off during the games and his inaccurate information. During the Packer game he actually said something like, ďThe Packers are 0 and 7 for penalties tonightĒ then two sentences later he said, ďThis is the Packers second penalty of the night.Ē Both referring to the same penalty.

Finally the above-mentioned Tony Siragusa (FOX Sports) for his utter banality and annoying reporting during the games. Although he did prove to be amusing when they showed him moving a heater away from a player so he could warm himself. I know Tony; the game is all about you.

Posted by Contagion in Football at January 21, 2007 10:04 AM | TrackBack

I say Madden, even though the sheer randomness of his inane ramblings does have SOME entertainment value.

Posted by: Harvey at January 22, 2007 04:40 PM

Phil Simms... who constantly shouts into the microphone even when he doesn't have to - with a high pitched, hysteria inducing, blather.

He is doing one of 2 things while screaming

-- stating the bleeding obvious
-- somehow using his esp to tell us what the players are thinking.

Both of which are done on a regular basis in NFL football, but for some reason Simms and his voice pitch make me want to drive an icepick through my ears.

Since Nance can't seem to put more than about 2 sentences together for any play made, I watch the play with the sound on, then hit mute for Simms and his "after the play color".

Sadly, this duo has announced far too many Patriots games this season. ARG!

Posted by: Teresa at January 22, 2007 10:50 PM

Andrea Kremer. You can actually watch her eyes track the teleprompter as she listlessly blathers on.

Siragusa is a close second, but I keep hoping he'll show up at a game shitfaced drunk. That would be kind of cool :)

Posted by: graumagus at January 23, 2007 02:54 AM