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View Poll Results: Who are/were your favorites, past and present
Al Michaels 21 41.18%
Frank Gifford 13 25.49%
Dan Dierdorf 8 15.69%
Pat Summerall 23 45.10%
John Madden 28 54.90%
Cris Collinsworth 11 21.57%
Jack Buck 4 7.84%
Wayne Larrivee 3 5.88%
Lindsey Nelson 3 5.88%
Jim Nantz 8 15.69%
Hank Stram 3 5.88%
Jim Irwin 0 0%
Don Criqui 3 5.88%
Tom Brookshier 4 7.84%
Merlin Olsen 7 13.73%
Dick Enberg 15 29.41%
Bob Trumpy 4 7.84%
Paul Maguire 7 13.73%
Frank Glieber 1 1.96%
Dick Enberg 5 9.80%
Terry Bradshaw 3 5.88%
Randy Cross 1 1.96%
Howard Cosell 13 25.49%
Don Meredith 10 19.61%
Van Miller 1 1.96%
Len Dawson 5 9.80%
Bob Griese 1 1.96%
Charlie Jones 1 1.96%
Frank Herzog 0 0%
Gil Santos 1 1.96%
Bill Hillgrove 0 0%
Bill King 2 3.92%
Greg Papa 3 5.88%
Brad Sham 2 3.92%
Merrill Reese 2 3.92%
Gene Deckerhoff 0 0%
Joe Starkey 2 3.92%
Pete Gross 0 0%
Steve Raible 1 1.96%
Chuck Thompson (Baltimore Colts) 2 3.92%
Curt Gowdy 1 1.96%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 51. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-23-2017, 08:39 PM
 
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Al Michaels is my favorite also.

I think that the best team currently on the air is Kevin Burkhardt and John Lynch. Very underrated.
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Old 01-24-2017, 12:00 AM
 
Location: los angeles (DTLA)
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Where is John Gruden? He is not bias which I like...well unless your a QB or a Big Back "RB".
I Went with Madden. I bet Madden is still talking about Brett Favre.
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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I even forgot to add Greg Gumbel and Kevin Harlan.. Those two guys are great ply by play announcers. Other names that were not listed that could have been IMO include Kenny Albert, Chris Myers, Thom Brennaman, aand Sam Rosen. For analyst I could have added Daryl Johnston.
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Old 01-25-2017, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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My favorite broadcast team was Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen.
I'm sure they were great just as the historic MNF crew of Michaels, Gifford, and Dierdorf.

My favorite pairings as of now are Michaels and Collinsworth. I now some pople don't like Collinsworth, but I think Collinsworth does a great job as does Michaels. In fact, they are the opposite of my least favorite announcer pairings, Buck and Aikman. Also, I'm sure some fans miss the pairing of Jack Buck/Hank Stram and/or Pat Summerall and John Madden.
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Old 01-25-2017, 07:41 PM
 
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A long time broadcaster has announced that he is packing it in.

His early days were with CBS with Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, Phyllis George, and Irv Cross. That show, "The NFL Today" was the half hour lead in before the first Sunday game. He later went to ABC, then ESPN.

He also broadcast college football, tennis, track and field, and still is doing college basketball games, for another few days anyway.

Surprising that he is not on this list. No matter, his name is also recognizable to his peers, people such as Keith Jackson, Al Michaels, and Pat Summerall.

Happy trails to Brent Mussburger.
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Old 01-25-2017, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Well, congrats to Brent Musburger. I know some people don't like him, but I've always acknowledged him. He had a wonderful career, in my opinion. I'm glad he was brought up. In my opinion, Musburger's name is on the top of the best college football announcers, past or present with Keith Jackson being the number one. I liked it when he and Kirk Herbstreit were paired together.

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Old 01-25-2017, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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He wasn't an NFL announcer, though he did call MNF only during its inaugural year but a college football announcer. Every college football fan would remember Keith Jackson and his "Whoa nellie!" Plus, he called a lot of Rose Bowl in his career and late in his career he called Pac-10 games before he retired.
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Old 01-25-2017, 11:25 PM
 
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He wasn't an NFL announcer, though he did call MNF only during its inaugural year but a college football announcer. Every college football fan would remember Keith Jackson and his "Whoa nellie!" Plus, he called a lot of Rose Bowl in his career and late in his career he called Pac-10 games before he retired.
He did quite a few NFL games for ABC when he joined that network in 1990 or so. IIRC they were wild card games. At that time AFC games were covered by the NBC Network, and NFC games were covered by the CBS Network. FOX didn't come along until the early 1990's. ABC was able to cover wild card games in the playoffs. I'd have to look to see when that situation ended for the network.

How many is quite a few? Don't have that specific figure, but he did several games.
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Old 01-26-2017, 12:00 AM
 
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Joe Buck is the most 'nauseating monotone' announcer of all, even worse than Howard Cosell.
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Old 01-26-2017, 08:27 AM
 
Location: SF Giants Nation 2010◆2012◆2014
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Joe Buck is the most 'nauseating monotone' announcer of all, even worse than Howard Cosell.
Cosell at least was good for some comic relief - good ol' Howie. But Buck, his play calling and analysis just plain sucks. Buck sucks.
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