Breaking News: FOX to Send Dick Stockton To Announcing Purgatory

Friday, May 25, 2007



Not earth-shattering news, but from a very reliable source AA has learned that Dick Stockton has been demoted from the #2 team for the upcoming season.

Here's the breakdown. Basically they're trading Dick with Kenny Albert. FOX is high on Albert as they've put him on playoff baseball coverage and most recently their Bowl coverage this past season. Daryl Johnston stays as analyst with KA, and Dick Stockton now works with....get this....Brian Baldinger. I don't think I could put a worse team together if I wanted to (I can't wait to get the NFL package on DirecTV this year).

The other interesting tidbit is that this team might drop to 4th on the Announcing Depth Chart for next year. Matt Vasgersian and JC Pearson

The teams should look like this come the 2007 Season (Sideliner in parenthesis):

Buck and Aikman (Pam Oliver)
Kenny Albert and Daryl Johnston (Siragusa)
Matt Vasgersian and JC Pearson (Jay Glazer)
Dick Stockton and Brian Baldinger
Sam Rosen and Tim Meyers (Chris Meyers)
Ron Pitts and Jesse Palmer
Tom Brennamen and Barry Alvarez
Steve Byrnes or Pat Summerall and Bill Maas
Matt Devlin or Josh Lewin and Dale Hellestrae
Brad Sham or Dan McLaughlin and Tony Boselli
You never knew they had that many teams did you?

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 9:49 AM

17 Comments:

Baldinger NEVER shuts up.

hollywood wags said...
May 25, 2007, 10:40:00 AM  

Kenny Albert is one of the weirdest looking dudes I've ever seen.

They need to move Siragusa down to 4 too.

May 25, 2007, 10:48:00 AM  

Would someone at Fox give Pitts and Palmer a promotion? They called a few Niners games last year that I got on TV, and they were one of the few teams they have that I liked.

Signal to Noise said...
May 25, 2007, 12:23:00 PM  

I didn't know that McLaughlin did NFL. Maybe working with someone other than Hrabosky will make him more palatable.

Bruce said...
May 25, 2007, 12:59:00 PM  

It should be noted that Dick Stockton's hair is now see through and to a certain degree, resembles a smoking chimney. There's no beginning or end to his hair, it's just kind of circling his head

May 25, 2007, 1:20:00 PM  

I think you might mean Tim Ryan (the analyst, not the dude with the glasses at NBC) instead of Tim Meyers being teamed with Sam Rosen.

Look at those last 3 teams (used of course if FOX has an extra game or two or three on its schedule in a given week). Why they're using Cowboys announcer Brad Sham as a fill in on a game off is beyond me. He's good for radio, but when paired with Baldinger last year, he was unbearable!

Anonymous said...
May 25, 2007, 4:22:00 PM  

Maybe it is a "demotion," but Stockton is a pro. He will be much better off without that Moose&Goose crapfest.

flubby said...
May 25, 2007, 9:04:00 PM  

Thom Brenneman (and it is Thom, not Tom) deserves a much better slot he's better than all those guy combined. In fact he was FOX's main PBP guy for the BCS games and he was great. Just go back and listen to his calls at the end of the Boise State game.

Steve said...
May 25, 2007, 10:31:00 PM  

I'm still waiting to hear what Baldinger has to say about the allegations surrounding his favorite boy toy Mike Vick.

Hey! Maybe Baldy visited the dog-fighting farm and put down a few bucks! Then he'd get fired from Fox and all our lives would be better.

Anonymous said...
May 28, 2007, 6:41:00 PM  

I've heard Bob Seger is .. you know .. a little light in the loafers

Anonymous said...
May 31, 2007, 1:39:00 AM  

Dick Stockton is cool. He should be Fox's #1 because Joe Buck sucks!

Anonymous said...
Jun 25, 2007, 2:30:00 AM  

Thom Brennaman is absolutely the best fox has at baseball and football. He should be the #1. He just got the #1 job for the newly formed Big Ten Network. He will be working with Charles Davis the guy who did color on the BCS Games. Also, anyone know if Buck will also be hosting the pre/post like he did last year.

Anonymous said...
Jul 25, 2007, 12:56:00 AM  

No one in the business works harder and is more enthusiastic than Baldinger. He started at the bottom rung in broadcasting, doing high school games locally in PA & NJ after retiring from football, and worked his way into the top 4 at Fox. This comes after a 13-year playing career which started with him making Tom Landry's Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent OL. It's called work ethic and passion for what you do. With that, I ask you, "Steve", what the hell have you done with your fabulous life that could compare to that?? Please, it would be great to hear an inspiring story from you that compares to that...or maybe you should just keep sitting on your couch all weekend long, getting fat and judging everyone else. Degenerate.

Anonymous said...
Aug 11, 2007, 7:24:00 PM  

Buck is probably one of the worst announcers ever, he should be demoted and replaced be either Kenny or Dick

Juan said...
Sep 9, 2007, 1:41:00 PM  

I just watched the Seahawks Buccaneers game with Dick Stockton and Brian Baldinger announcing, and I would've just muted my TV if I didn't like to hear the 12th Man and the sound of the Seahawks defense crushing Garcia and company. Stockton mispronounced several names - even calling the Buccaneers coach "Josh Gruden" at one point. "Baldie" doesn't even merit any criticism. REALLY disappointing!

P.S. I agree with the second commenter: KA has a face for radio.

Bryan said...
Sep 10, 2007, 12:23:00 AM  
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Bob said...
Oct 22, 2007, 8:50:00 AM  

Joe Buck sucks!!! By far the worst announcer ever!!! Joe and Troy are to pro Dallas!!! The only people on Fox I enjoy a game with is with Rosen and Stockton. But Pitts is slowly coming up on my list. Of course Fox can NEVER compete with Nantz/Simms and Michaels/Madden forget about it!!!!

Anonymous said...
Nov 25, 2007, 9:16:00 PM  

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