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

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.

Buck and Aikman are starting to ware on me on Packer games.

I agree the worst of all time. Could someone buy him a real beard? He also lets his bias show through...

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2 John Madden

He is so annoying and his voice really really annoys me - peru12345

All je does is talk about brat farve

Why? He’s the legend of football announcing

3 Ian Eagle

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.

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.

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”

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4 Brent Musburger

A trained monkey could do a better job - caw81690

The worst announcer of all time.

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

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

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5 Tim McCarver

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

6 Ed Farmer

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 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

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

Thank goodness for SiriusXM radio...so I can listen to Sox games.Just can't handle him since John Rooney left.

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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! - fireinside96

8 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

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9 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.

10 Jonathan Coachman (announces for CSTV) 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.

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The Contenders

11 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

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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.

13 Dan Hicks
14 Bert Blyleven
15 Mike Emrick

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

16 Keith Olbermann

Ass clown

17 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.

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

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..

18 Cris Collinsworth

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

19 Bill Walton

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

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!

Terrible, just terrible. Only EVER on T.V. because of his basketball resume. No commentary chops whatsoever. SHUT. UP.

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.

20 Chris Berman

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

I wish Chris Berman would go back back back to wherever he came from - crazyeyes56

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21 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

Danielson is a biased and ignorant fool.

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22 Tom Hammond
23 Tony Kornheiser

He was terrible on MNF but he is good on PTI though.

24 Dennis Miller Dennis Miller Dennis Miller is an American stand-up comedian, talk show host, political commentator, sports commentator, actor, television personality, and radio personality.
25 Max Kellerman

This one has a elitism mentality and believes he can skate through any issue with his debating skills. His analysis may sound like they are well thought out initially, but once you start following him you will realize that more often than not they are troll attempts. He constantly puts down people debating him as if he is still in high school, either verbally or non-verbally with his ever present smug smile.

I remember this guy...what a putz.

26 John Rhadigan

I once told my uncle Dan, my mom's brother, who lives in Texas that Dave Barnett was the one who replaced John Rhadigan and he said that he is a horrible play-by-play announcer.

27 Shannon Sharpe

Had a never ending unpleasant expression on his face and was angry and biased. More of a caricature than a commentator. NFL on CBS is much better with Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott than with Sharpe and Marino

I know I like him but some people find him annoying due to his ability to talk fast.

28 Sam Rosen
29 Jack Edwards

He is the worst announcer for the Boston Bruins! Always whining about everything

30 Darrell Waltrip
31 Phil Simms

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

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.

Thank goodness he’s not with Jim Nantz anymore

32 Michael Cole Michael Cole Michael Sean Coulthard better known by his stage name Michael Cole, is an American professional wrestling commentator, show host, voice actor and former journalist.
33 Jim Jackson
34 Dan McLaughlin
35 Brian Anderson

He is so boring and not enthusiastic as much as Bob Uecker is. I do like Bill Schroeder though.

36 Rob Dibble
37 Ron Franklin

Got fired by ESPN for sexual comments to Jeannine Edwards.

38 Bryant Gumbel

Terrible; he called Tony Romo as Rick Romo and stated once that Marion Barber was the heart and soul of the Packers offense.

39 Jim Nantz

He’s better with Tony Romo by his side

40 Dan Fouts
41 Russel Arnold
42 Keith Hernandez

Annoying to listen to about his playing time

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