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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 07-03-2017, 09:13 AM
 
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You would never say that for Michaels or Summerall because they are one of the all time greats.


No, I would not, nor have I ever, said that about Michels or Summerall.
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Old 07-03-2017, 09:21 AM
 
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Two examples of Madden over dramatizing........


Minnesota Viking game...Al Noga had lost his starting position and only played now and then.
He got a sack.


Madden ..." Al Noga goes into his stance and gets that determined look His eyes open wide. He gives that stare . There is not an offensive lineman in the NFL who can stop him "


(at the time Al Noga had lost his starting position and only played sparingly )


Another Madden over dramatizing..........there was a picture of an NFL running back in street clothes with a tiny bag of potato chips.
Madden went beserk !.........."How can he be doing that to his body? He might get by now due to his work outs but he better never do that once retired "

Nothing worse than a "holier than thou" fat man who lost weight or a former drunk lecturing us !
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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Madden is the most overrated analyst when it comes to providing analysis. At least with Dick Vitale, most seemed to recognize he was on a call for personality sakes.
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Old 07-11-2017, 03:36 AM
 
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Regarding an old NBC team announcing duo-- And it is, um, unfortunate that Gowdy is not on this poll.

What gave the old American Football League credibility was Curt Gowdy. Gowdy goes back several decades as he was one of the broadcasters for the Boston Red Sox. He and Paul Christman were ABC's number one team with the AFL telecasts, Jack Buck and Elmer Angsmen were the second team. When Christman went back to CBS in 1967 he was replaced by Al DeRogatis who once was a former New York Giant defensive tackle. Other commentators who worked with Gowdy included John Brodie and Len Dawson.

IIRC Dick Enberg's first assignment as a play by play man that went to a national audience was the Oakland Raider/Denver Bronco 1977 AFC Championship game. Gowdy and DeRogatis that day were in Miami for the Orange Bowl. I was at that Bronco/Raider game but years later I was able to see the telecast and I thought Enberg did a terrific job. The commentator he had with him was Len Dawson, who obviously had a good knowledge of those two clubs, him being a KC Chief qb from 1962 to 1975. I knew that at some point Enberg would evetually be the number one broadcaster for NBC's pro football telecasts.
Gowdy did some games on NBC in 1988.
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:09 PM
 
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Shame that Aikman was left off the list that contains a bunch of nobodies.

Aikman, on Fox's #1 NFL team, Emmy nominated, called at least 5 SB's . . . tsk tsk !

Loss of cred?
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:51 PM
 
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Jay Cutler woo hoo!
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:15 AM
 
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While Chuck Thompson could certainly call a game well, what made him a particularly great announcer was having a voice that you could comfortably listen to for 3 hours at a time, over the course of an entire season, particularly the lengthy baseball season.
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:37 AM
 
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I would take Cosell, Meredith and Gifford anytime of the week and twice on Monday Night. TV wasnt as saturated as it is now, and Monday Nights were spectacular. With that said, alot of good ones on the list.
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:38 AM
 
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I know this is NFL, but the best play by play in my lifetime was Ray Christianson who did the radio play by play of the Minnesota Gophers.
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Old 08-14-2017, 01:49 PM
 
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Gowdy did some games on NBC in 1988.
That's right. A lot of the other regulars on NBC were werking the Olympic games that year so NBC had some old timers to fill in for the regulars.
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