The NHL's Worst Announcers

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Great job by Mookie locating this clip because it means that I can fulfill my promise to myself to post about the NHL at least once a month. Here are some terrible calls by Hockey's worst courtesy of SS Reporters. Enjoy!


Dave Mishkin will be in my nightmares.

He shoots, he SCORES!!!!!! (SS Reporters)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 6:01 PM

18 Comments:

paul stagerwaldt is guilty of being biased, not unenthusiastic. He's always disappointed or uncaring when the other team scores.

Todd said...
Oct 16, 2007, 7:04:00 PM  

steigerwold being called boring is waaaaay off. when the pens have the puck he is very lively and gets very excitable whenever theres anything resembling a shot on goal for them. i wouldnt be enthusiastic about the opposing team scoring either.

the team of him and bob errey is one of the best in the league, and getting to see 75ish games a year on fsn pittsburgh then being subjected to the bullshit of brett hull and ray ferraro that nbc throws out there for a few games here and there, i really learn to appreciate it

plus hes the announcer for the van damme masterpiece 'sudden death', that has to count for something

Mike Georger said...
Oct 16, 2007, 7:05:00 PM  

yeah what todd said

Mike Georger said...
Oct 16, 2007, 7:05:00 PM  

Sounded like that Tampa Bay announcer had Loraina Bobbit in the booth everytime they scored a goal.

dummy said...
Oct 16, 2007, 7:33:00 PM  

Mike, I just saw highlights of a couple of games in which the Penguins scored. Steigalwald was a little more excited, but it still sounds forced. When it's 8-2 (this last game they played), he gave a low tone voice when the Penguins scored.

Mookie said...
Oct 16, 2007, 7:52:00 PM  

They still play Hockey? Who knew.

Anonymous said...
Oct 16, 2007, 8:20:00 PM  

good god thats hilarious! someone get this guy a deadspin account so he can make jokes about people not caring about soccer and hockey, the world must witness his comedic prowess

Mike Georger said...
Oct 16, 2007, 8:24:00 PM  

No one can fill the shoes of Mike Lange, not even Steigy.

Scratch my back with a hacksaw.

hollywood wags said...
Oct 17, 2007, 8:34:00 AM  

cool clip of the goalie fight.

what, no gary thorne? his call of gretzky's record goal is beyond brutal.

Anonymous said...
Oct 17, 2007, 9:43:00 AM  

Where are some of the CBC stars?

BOB COLE EVERYONE!!! YELLING AT EVERYTHING AS IF HE'S STONE DEAF!!!

hollywood wags said...
Oct 17, 2007, 9:48:00 AM  

Nah, Mishkin did the trick.

Mookie said...
Oct 17, 2007, 9:55:00 AM  

Putting Rick Jeanneret on there is way off base -- he's terrific and absolutely beloved in Buffalo ...

But I think when I played the Mishkin clip, several birds showed up at my house expecting to mate ...

Anonymous said...
Oct 17, 2007, 10:14:00 AM  

Where's Joe Benanati? "It's Hockey ... On VERSUS!" Keep it down, Joe ...

Anonymous said...
Oct 17, 2007, 10:15:00 AM  

any sport anouncer can make the game better or worse for a fan. in hockey i believe Dave Mishkin is fantastic, i like his passion.
in soccer ..Dave O'brian..STINKS..he once said as the player shot the socceR BALL..OR WIFT ON THE BALL.. A (SWING AND A MISS) HE belongs in baseball. please O'BRIAN...go back to stickball.

chaz said...
Oct 17, 2007, 10:44:00 AM  

Ken Kal (sp) who does the Wings games is truly awful. he sounds like he should still be doing high school baseball.

And when the Wings score...a high pitched squeal comes from the radio.

hollywood wags said...
Oct 17, 2007, 11:58:00 AM  

one post about hockey per month... lofty goals my friend

Simon said...
Oct 17, 2007, 1:23:00 PM  

Chaz, nobody doubts Mishkin's enthusiasm, but let's face it. Even Myron Cope thinks Mishkin has a voice for print.

Oct 17, 2007, 2:17:00 PM  

There's a reason why Penguins fans lost it when Mike Lange was dumped from TV in favor of Steigerwald. Lange's one of the best ever, and Steigy is... well, not.

Nathan said...
Oct 17, 2007, 6:40:00 PM  

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