Best Sports Announcers

The Top Ten

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.

2 Vin Scully

called 4 perfect games great drawing card nuff said

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

Nobody comes close to Vinny.

Should be #1

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3 Al Michaels

He knows his football very well.

Articulate and very prepared

WE need to see him instead of Mike Trico! MIke is not very good.

He’s my favorite announcer

4 Pat Summerall

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!

5 Marv Albert

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

He has a good partner, Rich Gannon for football.

6 Howard Cosell

The one and only.

7 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..

8 A. Lennart Julin
9 JIm Nantz
10 Curt Gowdy

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

The Contenders

11 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

Dadgum right he's the best.

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12 Mike "Doc" Emrick

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

Should be #1

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13 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

14 Harry Kalas

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

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
16 Ernie Harwell

Ernie Harwell was the GREATEST baseball announcer ever!

The best

17 Jim Ross Jim Ross

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

18 Jerry Lawler Jerry Lawler
19 Joe Buck

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

20 Harry Carey

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

21 Terry Bradshaw Terry Bradshaw
22 Kevin Harlan

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.

23 Dick Enberg

A very descent football announcer and baseball announcer.

"oh my" Dick Enberg is a Top 5

24 Michael Kay
25 Rick Jeanneret

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

Simply the best.

26 Bob Costas
27 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.

28 Cris Collinsworth

He is better than a lot above.

He and Al Michaels are perfect for SNF.

29 John Sterling

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

30 Frank Gifford
31 Greg Gumbel

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

32 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

33 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.

34 Gary Cohen
35 Dick Stockton
36 Clark Kellogg
37 Matt Vasgersian
38 Thom Brenneman
39 Ray Warren Ray Warren
40 Martin Tyler
41 John Madden
42 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.

43 Cory Provus

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

44 Gary Danielson
45 Brad Nessler
46 Ian Eagle (The Bird)

One of the best announcers for CBS, makes the game exciting.

The best!

47 Steve Tasker
48 Don Criqui

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

49 Sean McDonough
50 Tom McCarthy

One of the best announcers for the Phillies without Harry Kalas.

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