AA Announcement: The Year In Announcing Needs Your Help

Thursday, December 27, 2007

I know everyone does these things and creates Best of and Worst of lists, Top 10s, and etc.....but I think we can do it better. It's going to be along the lines of the SI piece done by Richard Deitsch, but with a lot more categories I'm sure he couldn't include (and no Verne Lundquist will not be the Best Announcer).

That's where I need your help. I'm obviously going to have the Best/Worst Lead, Best/Worst Newcomer, etc. and need your suggestions for those categories. But we need more than that don't we? How about Best Sexual Innuendo Quote of the Year? Or maybe Worst Technical Glitch of the Year??? If you have nominees for anything....categories, worst announcers, or even people you thought were great.....leave them in the comments, or email me at AwfulAnnouncing@Gmail.com. Be sure to include your website as everyone who contributes will get a nice quote and a shiny maroon link.

Thanks for your help and hopefully we'll have this up by the New Year.

BP- Awful Announcing

P.S.- The title and logo probably needs a little help too.


best/worst booth guest
worst - Shula

best/worst pregame guest
best - Griese
worst - Morris

my nominee for technical glitch is when Pammy lost audio. It can actually be the best or the worse depending on how you look at it.


Steve said...
Dec 27, 2007, 12:56:00 PM  

What about best/worst non-sequitur?

Mike Patrick FTW


Noyam said...
Dec 27, 2007, 1:11:00 PM  

Best addition/worst addition to pregame shows

Least liked/most liked pairings

Most honest honey/least honest honey

Most incredible display of Patirots ass sucking: honorary winner, Jim Nantz

Announcer who should call it a day/announcer you wish would take more vacations

Most verbose announcers/least verbose

Most treacly moment: honorary winner Suzy Kolber

hollywood wags said...
Dec 27, 2007, 1:30:00 PM  

Best/Worst Baseball Playoffs Lineup Presenter (Worst Noms-James Taylor or Stephen King)

- Sarge [First and 10 Inches]

Sarge said...
Dec 27, 2007, 1:31:00 PM  

Worst ESPN programming decision:
nominee: "Who's Now?"
runner up: Baseball Tonight's Analyst lineup
also ran: Stu Scott's poetry corner

Best collegiate announcing performance:
Jonathan Wiener 's call of the Trinity vs. Millsap 15 lateral play

Tom said...
Dec 27, 2007, 2:41:00 PM  

Gus Johnson: basketball and Football play by play announcer of the year

Ryan said...
Dec 27, 2007, 3:18:00 PM  

Gus Johnson: basketball and Football play by play announcer of the year

Ryan said...
Dec 27, 2007, 3:18:00 PM  

Dumbest Idea Still: Having that idiot Paul MacGuire broadcast a college football game from all over the stadium.

Best announcer flashback to playing days picture: Spielman at OSU with his mullet/mustache or Andre Ware's monster fade with cat scratches.


GMoney said...
Dec 27, 2007, 3:50:00 PM  

best "and theres no flag" performance, the face rape guy

Mike Georger said...
Dec 27, 2007, 6:11:00 PM  

Worst use of a radio talk show host in the booth: Mike Greenberg on the AFL. He Whose Name Shall Never Be Mentioned Again is a close second for his appearance on one of the Friday night telecasts.

Bruce said...
Dec 27, 2007, 7:18:00 PM  

Best/Worst team member/coach introduction.
Best: Eric Cartman in the Colorado Football game.

Chase said...
Dec 27, 2007, 9:51:00 PM  

Best/Worst Theoretical Combination of Announcers

My vote for Worst Theoretical Combination of Studio Analysts goes to a team of Chris Berman, Marshall Faulk, Emmitt Smith, and Shannon Sharpe.

Dec 27, 2007, 11:07:00 PM  

Most incompetent ESPN personality, or "clearest evidence that ESPN doesn't give a shit what we think." Initial nominees are:
Chris Mortensen
Steve Phillips
Skip Bayless
Stephen A. Smith
Collin Cowherd
Stuart Scott

Anonymous said...
Dec 27, 2007, 11:13:00 PM  

why stop with them?

Anonymous said...
Dec 27, 2007, 11:42:00 PM  

The Person Who Blew A Chance At Announcing Immortality Award:
Versus' Ron Thulin, for incorrectly saying that USC scored the GW TD in Stanford's upset over the Trojans.

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Dec 27, 2007, 11:52:00 PM  

It was a great year without...: Joe Theismann

It was a crappy year with...: Tony Kornheiser

Worst Pundit(non-game programming): Skip Bayless

Best Pundit(non-game programming): Andy Katz

The Zoner said...
Dec 28, 2007, 1:08:00 PM  

RE: best/worst booth guest

What, ESPN didn't do celebrity booth guests again this year? I think it was last year that they had Christian Slater on MNF. He couldn't even pretend to care about the game as (IIRC) plugged some movie.

Another category: Worst/funniest comment by an in-game announcer who *clearly* does not belong in the sport (I'm looking at you, Joe Buck). Or maybe just worst announcer who has no business covering a sport (still Joe)?

Anonymous said...
Dec 29, 2007, 1:07:00 PM  

Well, there's the Grammy's Emmy's Tony's and all that other Jive. So to do awards, you have to have a name.

I suggest the look back be called something like "Best of worst in what had happen during 2007 last year"

Of course, that means the awards would be called "The Emmitts."

The Emmitt for worst b-roll video goes to Pat Murphy from News 12 Sports, and his report on Kevin Everett's recovery: http://youtube.com/watch?v=V0KmjqabDUU

The Emmitt for most Emmitt-liked butchered of English speeched winned by Emmitt Smith.

The Emmitt for worst wardrobe choice: Bill Simmons during the EA E:60 bit.

The Emmitt for burnededing: Jimmy Kimmel for his MNF booth appearance

Adam said...
Dec 29, 2007, 3:31:00 PM  

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