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Top 50 sportscasters in history

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    According to a vote by the American Sportscasters Association ...

    1. Vin Scully
    2. Mel Allen
    3. Red Barber
    4. Curt Gowdy
    5. Howard Cosell
    6. Bob Costas
    7. Jim McKay
    8. Keith Jackson
    9. Al Michaels
    10. Dick Enberg

    11. Jack Buck
    12. Ted Husing
    13. Jack Brickhouse
    14. Don Dunphy
    15. Graham McNamee
    16. Ernie Harwell
    17. Marv Albert
    18. Harry Caray
    19. Jon Miller
    20. Bill Stern

    21. Chick Hearn
    22. Marty Glickman
    23. Jack Whitaker
    24. Jim Nantz
    25. Chris Schenkel
    26. Lindsey Nelson
    27. Russ Hodges
    28. Ray Scott
    29. John Madden
    30. Bob Prince

    31. Joe Buck
    32. Milo Hamilton
    33. Bob Wolff
    34. Chuck Thompson
    35. Chris Berman
    36. Phil Rizzuto
    37. Marty Brennaman
    38. Clem McCarthy
    39. Bill Walton
    40. Foster Hewitt

    41. Harry Kalas
    42. Johnny Most
    43. Bob Elson
    44. Brent Musberger
    45. Pat Summerall
    46. Merle Harmon
    47. Dick Vitale
    48. Dick Stockton
    49. Tony Kubek
    50. Bud Collins

    Runners up: Terry Bradshaw, James Brown, Andres Cantor, Skip Caray, Gary Cohen, Don Criqui, Jimmy Dudley, Joe Garagiola, Frank Gifford, Greg Gumbel, Tom Hammond, Sonny Hill, Ned Jarrett, Jaime Jarrin (pictured right), Charlie Jones, Bill King, Jim Lampley, Cawood Ledford, Verne Lundquist, Tim McCarver, Joe Morgan, Bob Murphy, Van Patrick, Herb Score, Jim Simpson, Bob Uecker and Ken Venturi.

  2. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Marty Glickman, I loved listening to him do the Giants game. What a special person and a great broadcaster
  3. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    I'd rather see Sarah Palin than Joe Fucking Buck on this list.
  4. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Sweet Jesus, Bill Stern seldom saw a fact he couldn't twist, dismember or ignore, and that's just for openers. For him to be
    #20 is criminal.
  5. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    Would have liked to see Skip Caray on the list, too. He was infinitely better than Joe Buck.
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Joe Buck hasn't earned his way onto that list, yet, while Jack certainly did.

    This is yet another honor roll Rizzuto shouldn't be on, as well.
  7. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    Greatest sportscasters list:

    1. Vin Scully
    2. Everyone else

    Well, at least the top part of the list is right.
  8. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Skip Caray not being on is a fucking crime. And Costas is too high.
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Costas IS too high. Given the context of that list, he should be in the twenties. Brickhouse should probably be in the 30s.
  11. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Jim Nantz at No. 24? Seriously?
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    I have to depart, but this thread should be SMOKIN', for hours.
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