"Beth, what do you think of his play?"
"Well Pam, he's really just a good player at football."
"Beth, what do you think of his play?"
"Well Pam, he's really just a good player at football."
Chris Spielman>>>Matt Millen>>>>>>>>Pam Ward.
good announcer >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Chris Spielman
While I do agree, my order goes like this
My dog barking the whole game
Since when can't you bang people??? Guess I am not as addicted to MGoBlog as I thought.
It's that I don't like announcers who pick on the Wolverines for self-serving reasons.
Otherwise, Millen > Speilman.
Beth Mowins is miles beyond Pam Ward in terms of competency. In my opinion, she's a generic, average football announcer, but with a female voice. Frankly, in the standard Mowins-Bellotti pairing, Bellotti is the one who is tough to listen to.
Pam Ward shouldn't be allowed near sports.
She's also identifiably female.
If he uses the line "they are gonna come in there and get punched in the mouth" or "those guys are gonna get punched in the mouth, what are they gonna do about it" I might tie up a noose and hang myself. Oh wait! My mute button works!
Only announcers and "journalists" on the level of Drew Sharp use "Hit them in the mouth."
ESPN has a lot of bad announcing teams.
I would take Millen over Pam Ward, Meyer, or Spielman. As long as we're not talking about who I want as the general manager of my NFL team.
I agree, but there are a host of bad ESPN announcers/commentators. I went with the one that most strikes fear in the hearts of Michigan fans, not me personally. There are a lot of Lions fans who want nothing to do with Millen and Millen nothing to do with Michigan football, even as a commentator.
They also have this.
Is it just me, or do Urban Meyer and Chris Spielman usually sound like they're watching a librarian re-shelve books? Bored and angry.
You must be an honors LSA grad.
Could be worse. First thing I thought when reading the title was: "Please God not Pam Ward!"
Who the hell names their kid "Quint"?
Someone trying to distract people from their sons God awful last name.
is it someone who's already named four other kids.
"Quint, meet your siblings: Quad, Trip, Duo and Uni."
It's an awesome, manly name... after Robert Shaw's character in "Jaws."
Show me the way to go home...
I'm tired and I want to go to bed.
Agreed Quint from Jaws= Supermanly.
Despite the fact that it seems like the board dislikes every announcer on every network I think it's pretty simple.
Michigan wins = good, unbiased and fair announcers
Michigan loses = crappy, one-sided idiots who don't know football from fly-fishing
Sort of like the officiating...........
Heh, there's no room for such rationality here.
It doesn't matter whether Michigan wins or loses, especially since most games I watch don't even feature Michigan. Most commentators have a hard job, I'll admit, but most are fucking horrible. Very few actually know anything about the team other than some highlighted facts for them.
My favorite announcer is Gus Johnson, for obvious reasons. He makes the game exciting to watch and doesn't constantly say stupid thing that are ridiculously wrong.
Maybe it's just me then. But i have noticed that no matter who gets assaigned to our games the board generally feels they are the worst announcers available. I guess I dont pay that much attention to them - I couldn't tell you who does our games 30 seconds after they're over and could care less who is calling it.
Except Pam Ward. She really does suck.
Not true, I'd be happy with Keith Jackson.
Also, I really don't mind Sean McDonough. He just always bring Millen with him.
With "uncle" Brent.
I will respect your opinion but... Musberger's would continually boot lick Laurinaitis, even when aforementioned neanderthal would jump on piles late and then jump around like a clown. Also, Musberger's defense of the Vest post-firing was sycophantic.
Espn needs some new commentators, some viable options are:
Could you imagine Gus Johnson calling a close football game, the dude might explode. He is great!
Gus Johnson and Keith Jackson together would be my dream duo. A perfect balance of temperaments and styles. I'd be on the edge of my seat all game. The broadcasts would echo through the universe for all eternity.
......while your ears are bleeding?
Spielman isn't that bad. At least he knows what he's talking about.
Pasch I see, but Spielman not only doesn't suck, he is excellent. He is enthused, objective about OSU, and talks about fundamental football, pointing out tackling problems in particular. He is good--not my first choice, but good.
My previous "ears bleeding" remark aside, it was directed more at Pasch and Quint than Spielman. I actually like Spielman - I would rather see him teamed with other people.
I disagree, he's pretty bad. Usually doesn't know what he's talking about unless it's completely obvious. I wouldn't call him enthusiastic, just not dead boring like others. He does try to rip Michigan when he can but not too much that it's dead obvious.
Herbstreit is a way better announcer and is very objective in his analysis. He seems to do his homework for the most part too.
Are you considered an all time great for Ohio State and the Detroit Lions?
stop your bitching. be thankful that the BTN crew isnt commentating
BTN Crew = about three hours of dead air, despite the audible conversation.
I usually listen to the radio feed with the TV muted in that scenario.
as long as Michigan wins I can put up with any idiot in the broadcast booth (except Lou Holtz).
i cant even understand what lou says anymore. he sounds post-stroke 100% of the time
But I really miss Bob Ufer.
If not for the time delay, Frank & Brano would be a decent alternative to teh ESPN crew.
Spielman/Meyer are actually pretty good. Millen means you get McDonough, who is excellent.
And come on, we'll all be listening to Gary Danielson be an utter hypocrite and demand a rematch at some point in the fourth quarter tomorrow night. So it could be far worse.
It will be quite interesting to hear him on the rematch question. He was quite adamant that a team which hadn't won its conference should not play for a National Campionship back in '06.
Is the most boring man in the history of the world. Makes Joe Buck sound enthusiastic.
...but I like Joe Buck as a baseball announcer; I appreciate that he doesn't try to turn baseball into football. It's supposed to be relaxed.
Unfortunately, he instead turns football into baseball...but what can you do?
We could be stuck with that lisp guy like Notre Dame.
will back track on calling last year's defense Mike Martin plus 10 Indiana guys. He's gotta give Mattison some love for actually doing something with MM + 10 and this should be a good game for that to happen.
I'm still trying to figure out how a station that probably has a resume from every sports personality, announcer, or analyst who can breathe allows some of the people they have to keep their jobs. I'm guessing it's a combination of nepotism, ass-kissing, and an occasional (in Pam Ward's case) attempt at political correctness.
Ultimately, any media outlet that employs Craig James, Matt Millen, and Pam Ward has no business calling itself the "worldwide leader" of anything, except maybe incompetence.
At least the ESPN people most of the time gets the names correct. The same cannot be said for the BTN.
Kenny Dewens, Jeremy Galloway are the two I remeber and I'm sure there are more.
they happen to be the worldwide leaders in employing people who kill 5 hookers...
The Worldwide Leader of Employing Hooker Murderers (Rumored)?
EDIT: Man, I was way late on that one. Must be the T-bird catching up with me.
As long as it's not Pam Ward or Matt Millen
Would be a Ward/Millen team. I shudder to think.
After last week I did an exhaustive search for Michigan sports radio stations on the internet. I muted the TV and listened to Brandstetter the whole game. Help yourself: http://tunein.com/radio/stations/Michigan-Wolverines-Radio-Stations-a37695/
Who ya got? Pam Ward, Mary Carcillo, or Mary Jo Fernandez?
When the Wolverines beat down Iowa, there's nobody I'd rather have behind the mic giving commentary than an Ohio alum! He's going to choke on every compliment he spits out! I can't wait for the atta' boy shout outs for Kovacs. Can't wait!
Time to untangle the panties and realize that there could be worse announcers (Pam Ward, Beth Mowins, Millen) for the game instead of these guys.
Is a closet wolverine!
Ron Franklin got himself fired from ESPN.
It's too bad Pam Ward wasn't a Texas hooker back in those years where Craig James murdered five hookers while at SMU.
It's only an allegation that CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU
Craig James killed five hookers???
Thank God no Pam Ward
I would love to see Chantel Jennings and Michael Rothstein call the game. The awkwardness would be hilarious. Maybe just for a quarter.
Not sure you want Rothstein on camera...
I personally don't mind Matt Millen as a color commentator especially when he is with Sean McDonagh who is pretty good.
I think the best team they could put together would be Sean McDonagh with Todd Blackledge (who has to suffer with Mike Patrick who is horrible). I also like Kirk Herbstreit a lot, who appears knowlegeable, non-biased, and knows what to say.
I love Pam Ward.
I want to whispher sweet things to her, like "your announcing is wonderful, I love it when you say "first down", baby".
it is 3am and in no wway was this post influenced by alchohol.
muting the tv when sorry ass announcers are calling a game..Better yet,mute the tv and listen to the radio commentators or music...