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BlaqOptic


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:39 pm    Post subject: Rank The Slate of 2012-13 Game Announcers... Reply with quote

So the 2012-13 NFL Season has officially started and starting tomorrow we begin to have the pleasure(used ironically in some cases) of listening to announcers give us play-by-play as well as color commentary for every game we watch. That is unless you're like my uncle who does the color commentary for his own games.

That said there are 18 slated Announcing teams for this upcoming season. Every one of these guys have called games in the past with the exception of Mike Martz. So you should be aware of these guys' abilities if you've done more than just watch the premier game on the slate each week.

Here are the 18 known slated teams for this upcoming season. Rank them - to the best of your ability - and if you can then give your reasons as to why.

Fox Team 1: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman (+ Pam Oliver)
Fox Team 2: Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Fox Team 3: Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin
Fox Team 4: - Stockton, John Lynch, Jennifer Hale
Fox Team 5: Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jaime Maggio
Fox Team 6: Sam Rosen, Heath Evans
Fox Team 7: Ron Pitts, Mike Martz
CBS Team 1: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
CBS Team 2: Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
CBS Team 3: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
CBS Team 4: Marv Albert, Rich Gannon
CBS Team 5: Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots
CBS Team 6: Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker
CBS Team 7: Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein
NBC Team 1: Al Michaels, Chris Collinsworth
ESPN Team 1: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
ESPN Team 2: Chris Berman, Trent Dilfer
NFL Network Team: Brad Nessler & Mike Mayock

Which of these teams do you really like? And why? Which one of these teams do you really hate? And why?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CBS Team 2: Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 5 favorites...
1. NFL Network Team: Brad Nessler & Mike Mayock
2. ESPN Team 1: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
3. CBS Team 3: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
4. Fox Team 1: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman (+ Pam Oliver)
5. Fox Team 2: Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa

My bottom 3...
1. NBC Team 1: Al Michaels, Chris Collinsworth
2. CBS Team 2: Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
3. Fox Team 3: Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i dont even know all of them. But i do like Jon Gruden and Mike Trico. Also Mike Mayock.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RandyMossIsBoss wrote:
My 5 favorites...
1. NFL Network Team: Brad Nessler & Mike Mayock
2. ESPN Team 1: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
3. CBS Team 3: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
4. Fox Team 1: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman (+ Pam Oliver)
5. Fox Team 2: Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa

My bottom 3...
1. NBC Team 1: Al Michaels, Chris Collinsworth
2. CBS Team 2: Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
3. Fox Team 3: Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin


What?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How can someone not like Al Michaels? Dude is a legend!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots
2. Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
3. Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
4. Marv Albert, Rich Gannon
5. Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
6. Brad Nessler & Mike Mayock
7. Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
8. Al Michaels, Chris Collinsworth

a couple of things

Al Michaels is overrated, he shows almost no emotion and he's a rich mans Joe Buck

Everyone(except for #2) from FOX sounds the same
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What ever happened to Gus Johnson?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DreDay80 wrote:
What ever happened to Gus Johnson?


IIRC he's only doing College Football for fox now
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CrashMan510 wrote:
1. Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots
2. Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
3. Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
4. Marv Albert, Rich Gannon
5. Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
6. Brad Nessler & Mike Mayock
7. Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
8. Al Michaels, Chris Collinsworth

a couple of things

Al Michaels is overrated, he shows almost no emotion and he's a rich mans Joe Buck

Everyone(except for #2) from FOX sounds the same


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTev5pSuYLk

He's a lot older now than in 1980 but he still has the sweetest voice and is just great in all facets.

I don't know what happened to Joe Buck. He had a sweet voice as well in the 90s and put a lot of emotion behind his calls Mark McGwire's 62nd. Now he just goes about everything monotonously and slow.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Rank The Slate of 2012-13 Game Announcers... Reply with quote

NBC Team 1: Al Michaels, Chris Collinsworth
NFL Network Team: Brad Nessler & Mike Mayock

Those 2 teams are tops for me with NFLN being the #1. Mayock is just an information nut and he gets that info out to you in a way that is helpful and doesn't come across as a no-it-all like most do.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like:

Kevin Harlan & Solomon Wilcots
Bill Macatee & Steve Tasker



The ones I can't stand

Randy Cross + anyone
Phil Simms + anyone
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My Top Ones:
CBS Team 1: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
~ Although Simms has been getting on my nerves as of late with an obvious Pro-Pats bias and an Anti-Steelers agenda the last two times they've played the Jets the fact that they keep you interested in the game. They don't give you fluff pieces. They don't manipulate information. They tell you about what is going on on the field and back it up with replays, etc.

Fox Team 2: Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
~ While Goose sometimes gets the gamecast off track Albert and Johnston usually do a good job of doing exactly what Nantz and Simms do but remaining more entertaining at the same time. However, they don't seem to have the same understanding of the game in regards to breaking it down for the everyman.

CBS Team 2: Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
~ Gumbel and Dierdorf don't seem to have the same ability as the others but they can play off of one another well. Diedorf sometimes offers good visual evidence breakdown on the teleprompter but nowhere near as the two guys above. Gumbel is everybit as good as Nantz as a play-by-play guy if I'm being honest and probably not as dry.


My Bottom Ones:
NBC Team 1: Al Michaels, Chris Collinsworth
~ Al Michaels is amazing as a play-by-play guy. Collinsworth is just terrible. Always relating his playing days to All-Pros of today. Making up stories from production meetings. Pretending to know what "double coverage" is and thinking everything he says is fact... And that corny laugh.

Fox Team 1: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman (+ Pam Oliver)
~ Troy Aikman is pretty good. Doesn't break it down via teleprompter, etc, but he doesn't really have to. He doesn't talk DOWN to the viewers but he doesn't talk up to them either. He explains complex concepts in laymen's terms. He rarely is bias too. Joe Buck, however, is just terrible at everything. And he thinks everything he says is a fact and feels the need to express his opinion as if it's fact.

ESPN Team 1: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
~ "This guy... I'll tell you about this guy!" Enough said. This team might become a lot better now that Jaws is no longer in the booth and there aren't TWO guys professing everything they say as fact. Now Gruden will just be that guy. However, he always makes guys seem like All-Pros or complete busts. Tirico is probably one of the three best play-by-play guys in my opinion.

NFL Network Team: Brad Nessler & Mike Mayock
Nessler is just boring and doesn't really capture my interest. However, I do give props to him for starting the Marshawn Lynch skittle phenomenon by bringing so much attention to it last TNF. However, Mayock is unbearable. I understand his primary job is Draft Analyst but he relates EVERYTHING back to the draft. If a player makes a tackle he tells you the guys name and then when he was drafted and where from and if he had that ability coming into the league, etc. Everything doesn't relate back to the damn draft Michael!

ESPN Team 2: Chris Berman, Trent Dilfer
This team has never actually called a game together. However, Trent Dilfer is more pompous than Collinsworth, Jaworski and Gruden... possibly combined. I like Chris Berman but it will be interesting to see him as a play-by-play guy instead of a highlight guy.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michaels/Nantz & Aikman would be epic.
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I am interested to see how Mike Martz transitions to the booth. Chad Pennington was really good last season.
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