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Worst NFL Commentator(s) current or past

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Oshkoshpackfan, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. gwh11

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    Earlier in his career Irwin was the color man to Gary Bender's play-by-play for Packers radio broadcasts. He wasn't very good in that role, but became a stellar play-by-play guy later, especially with McGee, when the two complemented each other perfectly.
     
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    Collinsworth by FAR!

    'Jaws' is 2nd

    And honorable mention goes to: Steve Young ( I know he's not a commentator but still )

    Steve Young at the NFL draft last year was a complete mess and kept predicting who each team would grab. I'm pretty sure I remember him getting ZERO predictions correct and just being very, VERY annoying for about 3 or 4 hours!
     
  3. FrankRizzo

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    Mike Tirico has the best job in the world, followed closely by Jim Nantz.
    The only arguments to make for someone with a better job might be whoever gets to play the love-interest for Jessica Alba in the next R-rated film she does. :D +PleaseGodLetitBeMeJK
     
  4. milani

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    The one that was so popular but so far from the moment of the game was "" Howard Coselle. " If he only new the difference between a sporting event and a world crisis he could have been useful. They even had him trying to commentate a tennis match. I guess ABC had to find a way to get viewership in those days.

    Some of the best back in the day were Pat Summerall, Curt Gowdy, JACK Buck ( Joe's pa ) and, of course, the Packers' Ray Scott. Chris Schenkl and Lindsay Nelson were two others that just tried to give us the play by play.
     
  5. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    Of recent vintage, Jerry Glanville was the dregs, barely below whoever was doing the Packers in the 80's.
     
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  6. GreenBlood

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    Collinsworth is a douche. Half of the time he can't even keep names straight. There's also the obligatory reference to his own playing days for at least 2 minutes per game. That and he always sounds drunk. He's the new Pat Summerall.
     
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  7. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    IDK. Being towel boy at the SI swimsuit issue photoshoot sounds enticing.
    Full disclosure: If Jessica Alba threw herself at me, I would not turn her down for anyone except Christie Brinkley in her prime (or last week.)
     
  8. Hype

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    Collinsworth was a douche ever since he invaded Inside the NFL. There was no reason for HBO to bring him on a show and disrupt the great team of Len and Nick. Then they add Jerry Glanville and the show just got worse..

    Matt Milen is pretty horrid commentator both on a PRO and College level


    I think the most underrated and best play-by-play guy is Sam Rosen. He should be on FOX's A team and covering the big games.
     
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  9. Shawnsta3

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    I remember Madden going down to the sideline during a game (I think at halftime?) and telling Ahman Green to lose his black rubber arm band after like his 3rd fumble of the game. Green listened to him and never fumbled the rest of the game. Yeah, Madden loved him some Brett Favre too.
     
  10. Shawnsta3

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    Tony Siragusa. That is all. No explanation needed.
     
  11. Kitten

    Kitten Feline Cheesehead Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'm not a big fan of Collinsworth but I like Aikman even less. I think some of them are biased and unfair in their commentating.
     
  12. GreenBayGal

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    Madden was a hoot. Who else would circle and discuss player's butts?
     
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  13. GreenBayGal

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    Troy Aikman <3 Troy Aikman
     
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    I always liked Madden and oddly enough, Mike Ditka.
     
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    My fantasy football team name this year is "Joe Buck Yourself". Enough said.
    I also don't care for Gruden or Aikman.
     
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    Love warren Sapp, Phil Simms tells good stories.

    Madden got old after awhile.

    Love Aikman

    Hate hate hate gruden. **** coach, huge ego.
     
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    I forgot about Dan dierdorf. That guy always annoyed me. He came across as an egomaniac. I remember his booth mate asked if he ever considered going into coaching. Dierdorf responded that no, he could make the commitment of time at this point in his life; blah blah blah. But he went on for another 3 minutes and made it sound as if he was turning down a job offer. Also thought he sounded like an idiot when he would bicker with Boomer on air.
     
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    lol i loved Pat Summerall. John Madden would say something and Pat summerall would follow it up with "yep" just about everytime..

    John Madden- "the best way to gain yards is to advance the ball down the field from the line of scrimmage."

    Pat Summerall "yep"

    Lol!
     
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  21. GreenBayGal

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    b-b-b-b-barf
     
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    During a broadcast of the 1993 game between the Packers and the Saints, Matt Millen said that Tootie Robbins "has the most expansive rectum in the entire NFL".
     
  23. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    ^ WOW.....don't even want to know how he obtained that booty hole info.
     
  24. ivo610

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    :) I'm glad you liked that
     
  25. ThxJackVainisi

    ThxJackVainisi Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    ● Whenever Matt Millen appears on TV commenting on the NFL a warning should appear on screen that says, "Caution: Matt Millen was the worst GM in the history of the NFL, ignore any analysis he attempts." I loved all he did "for" the Lions but the TV exec that hired/hires Millen should be summarily fired IMO.

    ● Madden and Summerall both stayed way too long. Even for the most ardent Favre fan, Madden's over-the-top slobbering all over him should have been embarrassing. And toward the end of his career I was worried Summerall would receive an on-air diagnosis of dementia.

    ● Ray Scott was the best: "Starr… Dowler… touchdown". He actually assumed that people watching TV were watching the game - what a concept.

    ● I loved Jim Irwin and Max McGee's personalities but I don't think either one was particularly good at their jobs. Irwin frequently neglected to report the basic action of a play like who had the ball and most particularly who made the tackle. McGee told great stories but frequently didn't add insight to game they were doing and occasionally didn't know where he was (I'm not joking about that). Contrast that to Wayne Larrivee and Larry McCarren. IMO Larrivee is one of the best radio play-by-play guys out there and I like what McCarren adds to the broadcast. I really wish there was a fix for the delay because I'd listen to their call all the time instead of occasionally and their pre- and post-game coverage and halftime show.

    ● IMO Howard Cossell was one of the most interesting personalities on TV in his day. And not just sports personalities. Obnoxiously arrogant yes, but extremely intelligent and not afraid to say what others wouldn't at the time.

    ● Since they insisted on having three guys in the booth on MNF - I prefer just two - I liked Dennis Miller being the third guy. But I his comedy and don’t think he qualifies as an "NFL commentator".
     

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