Best Sports Announcers

The Top Ten Best Sports Announcers

1 Keith Jackson

a gentleman, a scholar, and a voice for college athletes.

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.

WHOA Nelly!

2 Vin Scully

called 4 perfect games great drawing card nuff said

One of the best baseball announcers, period. - wisconsinboy

Let's not forget Game 6 of the '86 World series

Nobody comes close to Vinny.

3 Al Michaels

He knows his football very well.

Articulate and very prepared

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

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.

Simply the best play by play man in any sport

5 JIm Nantz

The best for multiple sports.

6 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. - wisconsinboy

The only reason John Madden has a job is because he was part of the greatest tandem in announcing history with Pat Summeral

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

Nobody in football beats Pat Summerall. Nobody!

7 Marv Albert

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

He has a good partner, Rich Gannon for football.

8 Jack Buck

Way better than his stupid son

He is on the Mt Rushmore of announcers

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 Howard Cosell

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.

10 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.

"'DOWN THE SIDELINE" This guy is passionate and isn't afraid to yell

The most exciting play by play


The Contenders

11 Curt Gowdy

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

12 A. Lennart Julin
13 Hawk Harrelson

The best, goofiest, most passionate announcer the White Sox and major league baseball has ev seen

YESS! No one better. Very passionate about his team - crazyeyes56

This debat is OVAH! Hawks number 1! - crazyeyes56


14 Harry Kalas

And that ball is outta here! Michael Jack Schmidt! - Fireball1066

The best baseball announcer

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

How can HK not be in the top 10?!

15 Brent Musburger

Great and precise

16 Jim Ross

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

17 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.

18 Ernie Harwell

Ernie Harwell was the GREATEST baseball announcer ever!

The best

19 Bob Costas

Best sports interviewer

20 Harry Carey

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

How the heck is the Hawk higher than Harry Caray?

21 Jerry Lawler
22 Terry Bradshaw
23 Joe Buck

just listen to the mans voice, ahhhhhh so dreamy - bore5

24 Dick Enberg

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

A very descent football announcer and baseball announcer.

"oh my" Dick Enberg is a Top 5

25 Verne Lundquist

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

When it comes to the Voice of the SEC Verne is. It.

26 Michael Kay


27 Rick Jeanneret

2nd best hockey announcer "top shelf where mama hides the cookies" anyone else remember that

Simply the best.

28 Cris Collinsworth

He is better than a lot above.

He and Al Michaels are perfect for SNF.

29 Greg Gumbel

I'd take him over his arrogant brother Bryant. Greg's fun to listen to.

30 Gary Cohen
31 John Sterling

It is high it is far it is gone all rise the judge

32 Gary Thorne

This guy made every game great. Just amazing

Goodbye! Home Run! Thorne is a lot of fun to listen to. In fact I have him on my MLB 2K11 Wii game.

33 Martin Tyler
34 John Madden

Madden should be up at least on the top ten not on 36, best sports analyst period. - wisconsinboy

35 Charles Davis

One of the best college football analysts.

36 Frank Gifford
37 Johnny Most

"And the other Lord Fauntlory comes on the field." Most is a CLASSIC announcer! So passionate about the Celts and the most sarcastic s.o.b. I've heard from a sports announcer. - fireinside96

havlicek stole the ball it's all over

38 Bob Uecker

The best radio announcer ever. He's very funny too. He was clowning around the outfield by catching flyballs with his tuba and then all of a sudden he starts denting the tuba and he gets a fine for it and he's like, not all of it. He's one funny guy and one of the most funniest announcers in sports.

39 Cory Provus

I really loved it when Cory Provus called Brewer games alongside Uecker. I miss him.

40 Dick Stockton
41 Don Criqui

Hands down, Criqui was the best announcer for CBS. Too bad he's retired now.

Love to watch a game and listen to him

42 Sean McDonough
43 Clark Kellogg
44 Matt Vasgersian
45 Jon Miller
46 Thom Brenneman
47 Ray Warren
48 Gary Danielson
49 Johnny Miller

Best golf announcer ever. Tells it like it is

50 Brad Nessler
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