Worst Sports Announcers

The Top Ten
1 Joe Buck

Joe Buck is the worst play by play man, actually the worst announcer over all, on T.V.. He is smug and arrogant and acts like the final authority on all things sports related. He is extremely dull and boring, he has no passion for sports, and the greatest play in history could be unfolding and Buck would call it just like an average play. He manages to be boring and disinterested while also being biased and imposing his opinions all the time. Joe Buck is a hack who got to where he is cause of his dad, and he needs to be fired. Listening to a robot would be better than Buck

There's nothing worse on a Sunday afternoon/ evening than to have to listen to Joe Buck and Al Michaels drone through a football game. They are so full of themselves they never shut up. Neither has played the game, but they know everything. We who listen/watch know nothing. Throw these guys a bone and get them out of the booth!

I wish I could add Troy Aikman with this dolt. This has to be the worst pairing of announcers ever. It's painful to listen to buck licking the feet of whoever he falls in love with in that game and the having aikman blithering about how great he was back in the 40s.

Plus Buck's announcing has gotten more annoying for me. Good for Packer fans that they started a petition to ban Joe Buck and Troy Aikman from calling games in Lambeau.

2 Troy Aikman Troy Kenneth Aikman is a former American football quarterback who played for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League.

Worst I've ever heard. Truly. How can someone with so much experience have so little to say? We have to turn off the sound whenever he comments. Has nothing to say but the obvious. What an embarrassment. No analytical ability whatsoever. The rest of the announcing world must shake their head in disbelief at his inane comments. Even Joe Buck seems embarrassed by the things he says. Makes Joe Buck look bad. Wake up Joe and demand someone new. Nantz got tired of Simms and dumped him. Its your turn! Please save us from this shrill no-talent.

Can't stand to even hear his voice. Watching 2 teams that AREN'T the Cowboys and he somehow manages to mention how the Cowboys are the best team in football and going to win the Superbowl. Huh? At the time the Cowboys had beaten the Eli Manning Giants, The incapable Washington Redskins, and the ever so inept Miami Dolphins. They dropped the next 3 to 2 real teams and the Jets... Horrible...

Provides zero insight into the game! He and Joe sound more like two buddies in a bar except that most people watching have more pertinent and interesting comments! Can't figure why Fox keeps him, unless Jerry Jones & NFL bosses have something to do with it?

Ugh, he's the worst to listen to while covering a Packers game. All he does is make comparisons to the Cowboys and say, "well, when I was a quarterback with the Cowboys-" and then he would say something else. He's unbelievably biased, and being beside Joe Buck makes it worse.

3 John Madden

Why? He's the legend of football announcing

4 Ian Eagle

It's impossible to follow the play when Ian does football. The LAST thing he says, when describing a play, is what yard line the play is at - sometimes he doesn't even mention it! Maddening! "Prescott back to pass. It's complete. Receiver avoids a tackle, spins to the right and finally taken down. Great run after the catch to the 40 yard line"

Please keep your New Jersey heritage to yourself when providing color on CBS NFL games. You embarrassed the network and yourself in the New England KC game Saturday night. You should at least seem impartial in a nationally televised game.

Your observation is the worst I have ever heard. You wouldn't know a legal hit from a turd. Please go away.

Ian Eagle is one of the best announcers for sports.

5 Tim McCarver
6 Brent Musburger

It's like your creepy old uncle had a love child with your annoying cousin.
Truly an abomination.

The worst announcer of all time.

Cliches out the wazoo! Also, he uses old fashioned words such as "youngster", etc. SSooo

7 Ron Pitts

The reason I wake up so early in the morning is it gives a slightly higher chance to give Pitts the gift I've been holding for a long time... POW!

8 Ed Farmer

He has to be the most boring and monotone person ever. Been a Sox fan since I was a kid. I too listen to Cubs games because I hate this guy so much. He constantly compliments the opposite team yet never really cares about Sox. I have officially left being a Sox fan and now root only for the Cubs. Thanks Ed...jerk

Ed Farmer is a self-important windbag who sucks what little fun there is out of every single White Sox game he announces. I want to listen but find myself turning off the game just to get away from his non-game-related droning. (And Darrin Jackson doesn't help matters. )

This guy's smugness is grating. I would not say that he is too much of a homer, but he loves to ridicule and criticize the players of the opposing team and a great many of the umpires' calls.

He never gets excited about runs being score for either team. He almost seems annoyed that he has to call the game because it interrupts his boring stories.

9 Cris Collinsworth

Inane comments are the standard of the day. He somehow tends to work in his "great" career in Cincinnati 40 years ago into his comments. How does this man stay employed?

''You gotta do the math here.'' - Says to Al as the game is so over with two possession down.

Grating voice... says several really stupid things (Holy Cow! ) every game.

He's a smart guy but he never shuts up.

10 Brad Nessler

Between telling the whole world of his bathroom needs and calling Manning the best QB of his generation, he wins the award by acclamation

The Contenders
11 Gus Johnson

Gus is insufferable as an announcer. He always comes across as a home town announcer for one of the teams (turn on highlights of ANY Ohio State game he's ever done, for example) and he is so over the top excited for them it is sickening.

I'm am always perplexed by people who like him, and my guess is they are fans of Alabama, Ohio State or some other team he fan boy's out for. Of he's doing that for your team it might be tolerable, but if you're a fan of the other team, or not a fan of either team just watching 2 teams you are neutral to, it is unbearable. He's worse than Buck.

Worst announcer in all of sports.

Every play he yells a faux excitement that gets old in the first minutes of every college football game. The game is supposed to be exciting, not the announcer.

I can not watch a game that Gus Johnson calls, he is so over the top, it is ridiculous, he sounds like he is trying hard to make himself, not the game stand ouit.

Terrible College Football play by play guy. Just Bad!

12 Curt Menefee

Menefee is a total hack. Did he even audition? Holy heck he's the worst commentator of all time. Worse than Madden and Walton and Buck combined. Unlistenable, unwatchable.

He sucks and it is a disgrace that fox has allowed him to cover the US Open.

13 Jonathan Coachman (announces for CSTV) Jonathan William Coachman, also known as "The Coach", is a sports interviewer who works for ESPN who currently interviews WWE personnel.

It's bad if the WWE doesn't want you because they are as low as you can go in sports.

14 Keith Olbermann
15 Bill Macatee

Macatee is a wooden drone. No NOTHING! If the goal is to make an otherwise exciting event absolutely lackluster, he's your guy. He's an embarassment to the sportscasting world and a disgrace to the booth.

Why does CBS insist on putting this guy on for the big matches. He knows little about the game and his style is totally non descript. No personality at all

No business doing UFC events. Please get someone else.

16 Dick Vitale

Never talks about current game. Too much effort to prepare. Just turned off audio on espn purdue-notre dame game to listen to radio. Maybe, I can find out who commits a foul. Terrible.

Dick knows his BB but talks Too much, half the time I can't understand what he's saying because he has worn out the old voice box..

Never stops his motor mouth! Too opinionated! His voice grates nerves!

Why? He's like the best one in college basketball love listening to him call games

17 Bill Walton

Worthless. Shows consistent bias during games. Voice is annoying. Sounds like he is speaking with food in his mouth. Cannot understand half of the words he says and when I do it's filled with hippy nonsense. Lay off the peyote dude.

Who cares about anything he has to say. Never take about the game. I feel sorry for the co host. Get him off the air! I can't watch Pac 12 anymore!

Everyone I know turns off the sound when Walton is announcing.

Talks & Talks & Talks... voice drives me to the MUTE button...

18 Booger McFarland
19 Stephen A. Smith
20 Phil Simms

Eat cake he was the best QB he was even a better speller than you

21 Mike Emrick

No one can ruin a great game better than Mike Emrick. I am interested in the play, not how many adjectives you can spew. I am amazed an individual who has hung around the game for 40 plus years can know so little. Also the bias for east coast based teams is annoying.

What the hell is he taking about?

22 Dan Hicks
23 Bert Blyleven
24 Chris Berman

He's annoying listening to him broadcast any sport. Especially when he's at the Masters.

25 Gary Danielson

Talks to much about what he knows. If he couldn't say "I" during a broadcast he would only speak half as much. Comes across as a know it all. Doesn't matter what teams. Sure he knows a lot about college football, he just doesn't need to try to tell us all of it in a half hour. Very tiring.

Agreed. Danielson will harp on a topic until I turn off the sound. Totally biased too. I've noticed that he loves Alabama, Georgia and LSU. He hates Florida and Auburn. Please save us from this preachy buffoon!

Gary Danielson is a smug clown. Broadcasting version of an old dirty politician. Has no sense of humor or personality. The only good thing I can say he is that he isn't as bad as Verne

This is definitely the worst commentator behind Joe Buck. I don't understand why they keep him on the air.

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