Best Sports Announcers

The Top Ten
1 Keith Jackson

This man was the greatest. It was a pleasure to hear him on T.V. or the radio. He actually made the football game which he announced more interesting than it otherwise would have been.

2 Vin Scully

One of the best baseball announcers, period.

It will be a sad day when mr Scully retires.

"It's time for Dodger Baseball!"

Nobody comes close to Vinny.

3 Al Michaels

The best football announcer in today's day in age.

He knows his football very well.

One of the best!

4 Mike "Doc" Emrick

No one comes close to being as good as Mike Emrick, no matter the sport. You don't even have to understand hockey to feel enthralled and excited when he announces. His passion for the sport is evident, and his respect for every player is awesome. I wish every game I watched was announced by him. He can make a boring game (which basically never happens in the NHL) feel like a playoff game. And when it's a playoff game, Mike Emrick will most definitely give you goosebumps. Mike deserves to be number 1.

You haven't watched an exciting hockey game if Doc wasn't announcing it. Its like every player he talks about has a section of docs brain dedicated to him. He knows that much about the sport and the players.

You always hope when your team plays its on NBC Sports just so you can hear it called by the Doc without a doubt still to this day the best play by play announcer of all time.

Why are other announcers even listed?

5 Pat Summerall

He is the best period although the only two times I can remember him on T.V. was him calling the 2010 Cotton Bowl and doing a pregame interview the next year's cotton bowl.

Pat Summerall is precise, accurate and always on point, besides that he's a great guy. We love you man!

He truly built FOX Sports into an empire for NFL broadcasting along with John Madden.
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Nobody in football beats Pat Summerall. Nobody!

6 JIm Nantz

The best for multiple sports.

7 Howard Cosell

Cosell was my idol growing up, and so was Jesse Ventura. So my famed Tell it Like it is was from those 2 great announcers.
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His interviews with Ali are classic, he was very entertaining on MNF, and his style and vernacular were unique and exceptional.

The one and only.

8 Jack Buck

The very best, the timber of his voice was so strong. Loved the Monday night radio broadcasts with Hank Stram- better than watching the game on T.V..

9 Marv Albert

Very knowledgable and brings excitement to the game, especially in the NBA.

10 Curt Gowdy

It wasn't a real football or baseball game unless Gowdy was announcing!

The Contenders
11 Gus Johnson

He screams of excitement! He's the best announcer in America in my opinion. He is one of the best football announcers. I have him as my top favorite sports announcer.

12 A. Lennart Julin
13 Hawk Harrelson
14 Harry Kalas

And that ball is outta here! Michael Jack Schmidt!

Every time a Phillie hit a home run, I had to scream "OUTTA HERE" with him.

15 Brent Musburger

Great and precise

16 Kevin Harlan

Kevin Harlan is the best active sportscaster. Even makes crap games interesting.

Never heard a voice like his before. I will sometimes tune in just to listen to him.

He sure knows his football and NBA. Very intelligent.

17 Ernie Harwell
18 Jim Ross

"As God as my witness, he is broken in half. " Nobody has as much passion as good ole' Jim JR Ross

19 Bob Costas

Best sports interviewer

20 Joe Buck
21 Dick Enberg

Enberg should be at least in the top five of top ten. Not 24, one of the best announcers period.

A very descent football announcer and baseball announcer.

A destinctive , awesome voice with his own " oh my" catch phrase. I think he is the best

22 Harry Carey

No other announcer so loved the fans and the Cubs as Harry Carey did...

23 Verne Lundquist

Yes Sir! SEC football, Master's golf, March Madness, he was a voice that always brought tingles.

OH WOW! In your life have you ever seen the great moments Verne had broadcast through the years and decades.
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When it comes to the Voice of the SEC Verne is. It.

24 Terry Bradshaw
25 Michael Kay
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