Thanks to everyone who voted and submitted comments last week. I'll be posting the voting for Week 12 shortly hereafter.
10. "On first down, in college football, the clock stops to move the chains." -- Bob Griese (via Sctvman)
9. "One thing Sweet 16 has shown, is that he will give away birthday presents." -- Chris Martin after a Denard Robinson interception (via Rick James Bible Owner)
8. "If a ball is tipped, your heart goes into your shoulder in a hurry." -- Andre Ware (via Sctvman)
7. "We have an injured Hoosier, and that is a player they can ill-afford to lose." -- Bob Wischusen, who failed to mention who the injured Hoosier was (via Sctvman)
6. "If they a score a TD here, alomost make it a two possession game." -- Gary Danielson when AUB leading 35-31 (via SkinsCapsTerps)
5. "I used to be a holder. I could give you (Pam Ward) tips on holding." -- Danny Kanell (via Sctvman)
4. "Getting first downs keeps drives alive." -- Chris Spielman (via Sctvman)
3. "As darkness falls midday in the Windy City" -- Dave Pasch, what the hell is he talking about its not dark via The Pitty
2. "You can't give them the ball at the 20 yard line." -- Steve Beuerlein after a kick out of bounds (via B-Flo 360)
1. "Ball fair caught by Holmes." - Pam Ward (No fair catch had been called, the ball was rolling on the ground) -- Pam Ward (via Sctvman)
1. Chris Spielman (18)
2. Bob Griese (11)
2. Rece Davis & Mark Jones (10)
2. Brent Musburger (9)
5. Craig James (8)
Others receiving votes: Verne Lundquist (7), Kirk Herbstreit (7), Pam Ward (6), Dave Pasch (6), Mike Leach (6), Mike Patrick (6), Lou Holtz (5), Dave Lapham (5), Chris Martin (5), Andre Ware (5), Gary Danielson (5), Kelly Stouffer (4), Joe Beninati (4), Brad Nessler (4), Beth Mowins (4), Matt Millen (4), Bob Davie (3), Dave Weekley (3), Steve Beurlein (2), John Congemi (2), Brian Griese (2), Barry Tompkins (2), Roger Twibel (2), Ron Franklin (2), Joe Tessitore (2), Mushin Muhammad (2), Dave Popkin (2), Jeremy Bloom (2), Lee Corso (2), Charles Neal (2), Brock Huard (1), Shaun King (1), Trent Dilfer (1), Tom Hammond (1), Rob Stone (1), Tom Glasgow (1), Holly Rowe (1), Dave Lamont (1), Picabo Street (1) Glen Mason (1), Mike Hill (1), Doug Graber (1), Clay Matvick (1), Packey (1), Tim Brando (1), Dave Norrie (1), Joel Klatt (1), Bob Wischusen (1), Danny Kanell (1)
I hate to be the one to tell you this, but there are a lot of White Sox fans that actually enjoy the Hawk. It's all about what you like and who you're for., It's easy to take shots at local guys who are SUPPOSED to be homers. You guys ever hear a Twins broadcast? Or an Indians broadcast? And, in my opinion, if there are fans of other teams that dislike the way the Hawk calls a game, it means his doing his job.
No, he's not doing his job, as most fans see it. His job is to use his acumen and knowledge of the game to make watching the game more enjoyable. If all I wanted was to hear someone root, I'd put a mike next to some random guy in the stands, which is what you get with Harrelson.
Announcing is not supposed to be about who you're for. Professional announcers are able to make it clear they follow their team without sounding like a raving idiot. For example, if someone on the other team makes a great play, they'll acknowledge it, and even be excited by it, just as a real baseball fan would.
@ChipRamsey1 Hawk takes homerism to a new level. Most normal play-by-play guys don't go completely silent for 90 seconds when the other team hits a walk-off home run on them. That's fine for a color commentator. The only problem is, Hawk's not a color commentator. He's their main play-by-play guy. The Twins and Indians and Tigers play-by-play guys keep it fairly professional. Sure, they root for their teams but also let the fans know when the other team has done something good too.