Worst Sports Announcers

The Top Ten
1 Joe 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!

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

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...

It's simple... he obviously doesn't study a team's roster beforehand, and therefor has no interesting input on players other than the few best known. He's just boring & not too bright!

Absolutely the worst. Seems to have brain farts constantly. Starts to say something then stops midway. Extremely annoying. Usually watch games with mute on when he is broadcasting.

3 John Madden

He is so annoying and his voice really really annoys me

All je does is talk about brat farve

Why? He’s the legend of football announcing

To quote AVGN: "Madden, Madden, Madden. Madden '91, Madden '92... WHO THE **** IS JOHN MADDEN, ANYWAY?"

4 Ian Eagle

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.

Call the game and leave your bias at home.

5 Tim McCarver

Why Tim McCarver? He’s like one of the best commentators on fox

6 Brent Musburger

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

Loves UCLA and Notra Dame but hates team that are actually good

A trained monkey could do a better job

The worst announcer of all time.

7 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.

Cannot even listen to a game on the radio anymore. He just kills the game with his negativity and boring stories of his playing days. GET HIM OUT OF Chicago PLEASE

8 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!

9 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

Horrible in the Alabama - OSU game.

10 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.

The Contenders
11 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.

12 Gus Johnson

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!

13 Cris Collinsworth

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

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

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

He’s so annoying to listen to in the Super Bowl and SNF

14 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.

Sounds constipated

15 Keith Olbermann
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!

Sucks, can't listen to him. When is he going retire!

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 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?

He’s annoying, n just goes off on tangents, and biased towards Sidney Crosby. I hate listening to him

19 Dan Hicks

I swear this guy is drunk all the time... talks when he should shut up... does not instill any excitement

20 Bert Blyleven
21 Phil Simms

Do u forget how terrible he was on madden 13 it almost makes the game unplayable. Also he makes everyone sound dumb and like he was the best qb of all time. Ok u played for the giants but u SUCKED the only reason u got there was because of good defense not u.

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

Him and Jim Nantz are so obviously biased towards the broncos and it's so annoying

Phil simms got edited on wiki

22 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

Thinks he so knowledgeable. He sucks at football and as an announcer. Please pull him off the air. More people would watch SEC games if he wasn’t on the air.

23 Booger McFarland

I just turn the sound off

see sonic torture device.

24 Tom Hammond

I really like him as a horse racing announcer, because he seems to have a passion for the sport. But any other sport I've heard him call, he seemed to be totally bored and was only there for a paycheck. Most of the times the inflection in his voice never changed and he only would state the obvious. His voice/delivery could put you to sleep. I would expect so much more for someone announcing Olympic Track & field. I miss him for horse racing, but wouldn't miss him for any other sport.

25 Chris Berman

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

...the 2nd most obnoxious ever, just behind Stephen A. Smith...

I wish Chris Berman would go back back back to wherever he came from

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