One of our favorite posts from our relaunch in 2010 was the Top 10 Announcing Gaffes of the year. Once again, to look back on the year that was in Awful Announcing and spread some holiday cheer, we've poured through our archives and narrowed down hundreds of possibilities to bring you the Top 10 Announcing Gaffes of 2011 (give or take a couple). These are the absolute best announcing bloopers and faux pas from the last twelve months. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think of the list and your favorite gaffe of the year.
10) Dan Shaughnessy Soothsayer
Dan Shaughnessy is one sportswriter turned talking head that may actually have fewer fans in the blogosphere than Skip Bayless. So, it's refreshing to know Shaughnessy is still wiping egg on his face after this guarantee during a rain delay on the last night of the Sawx baseball season.
9) Matt Millen Is Confused, So What Else Is New...
Matt Millen is paid by ESPN to be a college football analyst. However, given his track record, maybe the following gaffe shouldn't come as a surprise. When asked about the Miami quarterback situation in the wake of the Nevin Shaprio scandal and who would replace starter Jacory Harris, Millen replied with "Jarrett Lee." One slight inconvenience to this hypothesis... Jarrett Lee plays for LSU.