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.

Could do any sport and lots of announcers have tried to emulate him.

2 Vin Scully

One of the best baseball announcers, period.

It will be a sad day when mr Scully retires.

3 Al Michaels

Al Michaels and Keith Jackson are the two all-time best announcers. There are a lot more "bad" announcers than good ones.

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

He knows his football very well.

4 Howard Cosell

His interviews with Ali are classic, he was very entertaining on MNF, and his style and vernacular were unique and exceptional.

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.
Its Joeysworld

Boxing and football, baseball not so much.

5 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.

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.

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

Smooth and also realized that with television sometimes you don't have to say something.

7 JIm Nantz
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 Curt Gowdy

Need to read his book again (1993).

"Season to Remember: The Way It Was in American Sports 1945-1960

It is a wonderful read. He was a lovely man.

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

10 Marv Albert

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

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.

Best college football announcer today.

12 Jim Ross

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

13 A. Lennart Julin
14 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.

15 Hawk Harrelson
16 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.

17 Brent Musburger
18 Ernie Harwell
19 Bob Costas
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.

Like Keith Jackson, could do any sport.

22 Harry Carey

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

23 Terry Bradshaw
24 John Madden

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

25 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.

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