Joe Theismann d. Mike & Mike 65.70% - 34.30%
Craig James d. Mike Patrick 75.17% - 24.83%
Dave Lapham vs Mark May
Fact File: Fox Sports Net college football analyst and Cincinnati Bengals radio analyst
Why He's Here: Lapham may be one of the lesser known names on this list, but he's just as big of a local homer as men like Sterling, Harrelson, and Edwards... except from the analyst position. The former Bengal doesn't show it as much on FSN, but he constantly screams and cheers over his play by play man on Bengals broadcasts. Lapham is a poster child for analysts annoyingly shouting FUMBLE!! or TOUCHDOWN!! over their play by play partners and it's just as annoying as Hawk Harrelson yelling STRETCH!!
Lapham is utterly confused
This is what a homer analyst sounds like on a game winning drive
More fun with Dave
Fact File: ESPN college football game and studio analyst
Why He's Here: Mark May is persona non grata in Big Ten country, especially with Ohio State fans as his bizarre feud with the Buckeyes led to "Mark May sucks" chants at the Sugar Bowl. May's analysis and teams that he dislikes or criticizes seems to be completely random and changes every 8 minutes. May must like playing the villain role because his analysis often takes an antagonistic, critical role. Therefore, it's not just Buckeye fans that don't take a liking to him, but rather most all college football fans. If he offered good analysis, this might be more acceptable.
Conspiracy Theory Starring Mark May
In Something New, Mark May Is A Joke
Terrelle Pryor vs Mark May
Lou Holtz laughs at Mark May getting booed and a "Mark May Sucks" chant
Mark May d. Dave Lapham 65.07% - 34.93%
Besides the obvious run away winner in Joe Buck, I think JP Dellecamera, Thom Brennaman, Warren Barton, and John Harkes deserve mention.
How about ESPN itself? The WORLDWIDE LAGGER IN SPORTS has given us Who's now?, Berman, Bonds on Bonds, Sosa special in 07 celebrating 600th for an hour without use ur guesstion of PEDS? Tigercenter, Favrecenter, LeBroncenter, Kobecenter, TOcenter, Ochostinkocenter, an overdose of unqualified females..Pam Ward, Beth Mowins, Swin Cash to analyze the NBA, Mushmouth, Obama celebrating with the division III womens' wotar polo champs, and the hapless espy's themselves. So much more to add. How about the Bristol Clown Community College being inducted as one?
Water Polo and suggestion of PEDs. In 2007....ESPN was in full denial. They said there was a 100% chance Sosa would be in on ballot one. Every expert agreed. I disagreed and said I would stick my neck out (real big limb, eh?) and bet my blog to them all quitting. No response of course. Herbie and Ohio st. This is a man Herbie knew well and told us how honest he was. He promised it must have just been those 5 players. Berman and his swears and Canadian drugs. Berman eating Applebees 2 for 1 and then going home for his slimfast. Erin Andrews suddenly becoming a dancing star after her video. Tiger and his hero status. Mike Patrick wondering "what is Britney up to these days" during OT of an SEC game. Vitale, Wendy Nix trying to do a baseball show with Glanville, Fernando Vina's famous roid excuse and not a question? Jay Mariotti, Bob Davies, Colin Cowherd, Woody Paige....make me stop! ESPN needs their own Mt Rushmore....like 10 of them.
At the risk of beating a dead horse or two, the Dynamic Duo of Jim (Nantz) and Joe (Buck). Be grateful that they're both PxP and work for different networks--we're spared the pleasure (!) of their working games together.
Joe Buck, Thom Brennaman, Chris Berman, Wendi Nix, Stuart Scott, Stephen A. Smith, Dave Strader, Solomon Wilcots, Steve Beuerlein, Ron Pitts, Hubie Brown, Torry Holt, Matt Millen, Craig James, Coach Loush Holtsh...
Best PxP in Sports: I love Sean McDonough, but I'm a Kevin Harlan fan.
Best Analyst: Orel Hershiser
Joe Buck is not great, but not in the class of Berman or Mushmouth. Sterling and waldman are old radio announcers, Awful announcing is about announcers that are national. Sterling and Waldman would fit well with the wolrdwide lagger in sports. They see things about as fast as Pam Ward. Notice a fumble as the offense runs on and then scream "fumble" after all of viewers knew it 15 seconds earlier.
Mike Goldberg, Mike Millburry, Pierre McGuire, Jay Heaps, John Harkes, Rob Stone, Joe Buck, Jeff Van Gundy
Joe Buck for sure but could you just put Fox Sports as a whole? Troy Aikman is about all they have other than their recent addition of Gus.
Chris Berman, Pierre McGuire, or Suzyn Waldman. There are certainly a lot more to choose from but those are the first that come to mind. Maybe you would not want Waldman because you already have one unattractive female up there haha.
John Stirling, Suzyn Waldman, Chris Berman, Joe Buck, Dave Lapham, Jim Kelch, Brent Musbargar, Joe Theismann, Chris Rose and being a Reds fan it pains me to say this, but Marty and Thom Brennaman (except when Thom is doing the FOX National Game). Thom's reasoning being he is a hell of a lot less negative when doing the national game than when he is on FSO solely.
Without question, Joe Buck is the worst sportscaster, who also happens to ruin broadcasts in two different sports. He is a Cowboys, Packers, Cardinals (MLB), Red Sox, and Yankees apologist, which is a sacred no-no for a play-by-play man. He has never been good, either (sorry FarDurr). Terrible, just terrible. Berman is second. There are many more bad ones, but these two clowns are tops of the bottom!
So much to choose from, but the first 3 that pop into my head are : Suzyn Waltman, Chris Berman, and John Sterling. As brutal as Boomer is as a studio analyst, he rarely calls games so I will give him a pass because NFL Countdown is a joke and there is really no reason to watch it when we have the Internet. As for the Yankees radio announce team, they get a pass cause they r local and on the radio. However, they are by far the worst announcing tandem in the history of sports. Sterling reaches with his stupid rhyming and Suzyn is well...Suzyn ( YouTube Roger Clemens announces his midseason return). Overall, I would like to nominate Joe Buck. Once known to us as Jacks son and Fox's number 1 guy for a better part of 10 years, his announcing has seen a catastrophic decline of epic proportions. He just doesn't care anymore. He makes Tim McCarver bearable (ok, I'm reaching) and thankfully for Troy Aikman who saves their NFL broadcast. Fox should start thinking about revamping their sports announcing teams and it should start with Joe Buck at the top, because they are clearly at the bottom of the totem pole. Why keep putting him on air when he just doesn't give a damn. He takes the air out of ball games. He sucks and AA needs to capitalize on his crappy announcing and make him the #1 guy of awful announcing, because that is where he belongs.
@FarDurr A catastrophic decline that started at the bottom!
@FarDurr You fell into another category. Guys who pull more than their own weight because his/her partner is so awful. Aikman/Buck is the classic example. Anyone/Vitale is another. But when you get Buck/McCarver, you are forced to turn off the broadcast.
Wow. Such a reservoir of awfulness and buffoonery to choose from ... Stuart Scott, Mike Patrick, John Saunders, the High Priest of Idiocy Chris Berman, Lou Holtz, Lee Corso, Magic Johnson and Jim Gray (if only for Pete Rose attack and The Decision). While Chris Berman is an obvious and worthy choice, for my money, it's Tony Siragusa. Like Sandy Koufax: Tony has a relatively short, but unparalleled body of work. Sirgusa is mute-worthy the second I see his jowls on the screen. A pure numbskull. In Berman's defense, early in his career he was not consistently horrible. Siragusa has never brought ANYTHING other than an empty plate to the table. An absolute empty-headed buffoon.