What Announcer/Commentator saying grate you the most? My current choices are "trickeration" for trick play and "pick 6". What are your's? These can be lame, overused, cliché, your choice.
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I basically hate everything Hawk Harrelson says, but that whole "you can put it on the board . . . YES!" has to be the worst ever.
I also hate the "He Gone" and the "Can O Corn"
I avoided him last weekend, if I have to listen to him on the extra innings package this weekend withe division on the line I will not be happy.
Hawk is such a homer that he makes Fox News and MSNBC blush.
He truly is the worst thing about White Sox baseball. And it's not like there are only a few things to choose from in terms of awfulness either.
My wife pointed this phrase out and now it is all I hear.
Yes I'm looking at you, Stuart Scott.
they say, well so and so hasn't had a fumble all day.
But I'd like to point out how annoying Pam Ward's "touchdown Wolverines" call was on Tate's touchdown run in the fourth. It was just awful.
Everything she said sounded awful. I do not know why they have that woman announcing sports. I want my announcers to be either masculine or feminine. I didn't know WHAT I was listening to until they showed her on screen.
When i made a comment about how horrible she was, my 8 year old son said "Thats a girl????"
Anything using Minor's name or containing an ESPN-generated pun.
Meh, could be just "stud bolt" comming out of Matt Millen's mouth.
I kinda liked stud bolt.
Combining the typical stud horse/bull reference with hardware... what could be more manly?
"this guy can flat out..."
I don't really like it when announcers say stuff like "got his bell rung" or "cleaned his clock" when they should say "has a possible concussion" or something like that. To me, it belittles the fact that a player has been injured, potentially seriously. I don't mind a good, clean hit...but announcers describing hits that cause concussions or other injuries in such a nonchalant way irks me.
"He's got a good motor in him."
Rod Allen is perfect for the jinx call in Tigers games this year. I cringe whenever he gives a stat.
the Announcer said "That's what we call giving him the skittles!"
reminds me of prison.
Seriously, what does that even mean?
Rascal. I heard it about a dozen times at PSU IOWA game. It drove me nuts!
Pam Ward. I'd go all Nucking Futs!
Pam Ward and her insistence on talking time of possession constantly had me yelling at the television. Anybody who gets paid to talk about sports should get no more than one possession to see that time of possession is not something the Wolverines value. She just kept saying it like a cliche.
I hate them talking about coaches...every single one is a "Great guys" or a "good coach" or something to that effect. Just once I'd like to hear an announcer to say "Beilema is way over his head" or "Mangini is just plain and simple not getting the job done" or "Bill Lynch is over matched in this game against _______)" I understand they're not in the business of insulting people but the Rod Allen-style love fest with every dude who's a headcoach is almost insulting.
Also: Anything Rod Allen says about any Tigers player current or former. They're all the greatest that's ever played and don't have a single weakness anywhere in their game and all should be starting in the all star game. Dude....wake up. Marcus Thames is DECENT bat and nothing else. Stop sucking him off every time he's up to bat.
Yeah, I'm getting sick of Mario Impemba saying everything is "hit well."
"Marcus skies the ball -- and hit well!"
*ball drops in the middle of the outfield for an easy out*
"Well, Marcus had almost everything under that ball, but just couldn't get it out of here."
IT'S NOT "HIT WELL" WHEN IT'S A POP-OUT, BRO.
Rod and Mario are very good baseball announcers. They generally give good information and they know both the team and the game well. If you ever watch bad baseball announcing (readily found on ESPN, TBS, and most other teams regular broadcasts), you would see how lucky we are.
TV Baseball announcing is very difficult because you have to talk the whole game, when nothing is going on most of the time and when something does happen, everyone watching can tell what's going on for themselves.
Example of bad-baseball announcing: "Great breaking ball by Rodney"
(Fox national during a Saturday afternoon broadcast)
Example of good-baseball announcing: Rod and Mario keeping their mouths shut during Verlander's no-hitter.
Additionally what other announcers have this...
Why have announcers started saying this in the last year or so? That is all they say now when there is pressure on a quarterback. It really annoys me for some reason.
"Ya know, Hitler was a great leader too."
Pretty much everything Lou Holtz says is annoying and awful.
You weren't around last night, were you?
Easy on the Nazi reference CPS.
We wouldn't want anyone to get upset and post on it for hours on end.
Hey, there. Ain't tryin' to stir up no trouble. Just relayin' a lame comment from Holtz. Figured I should be the one to bring it in light of everything.
Comments about any form of "penetration" in a game are also cringe-worthy. "Gholston's ability to get penetration really closed that hole in a hurry!"
also, as a running back looks for a seam: "He's picking his hole."
At that point my wife says, "Ewwwwwwww."
once referred to "Gay penetration" while calling a college game in which Rudy Gay was playing.
here's mine. I think the NFL is contractually obligated to mention, at least once a quarter, how much Brett Favre loves playing football. As if he's the only one. It's nauseating, because it's normally right after he's thrown his third INT into triple coverage due to "gunslinging."
Of course, any other QB would be criticized for not properly "managing the game."
Aw, he's just a kid out there having fun.
Don't forget about the constant mentions of Farve's "toughness!"
Any highlight that is simply medium for a catchphrase. Heard on BTN, describing a TD, "I like turtles!" WTF? I get the reference, but come on.
"Trickeration" is especially awful because there's a perfectly good word already in the language for it: trickery.
-Trickeration is also a dumb word because it's used to describe common football plays that are not considered trick plays.
If you've been watching NFL football, common college tactics like faking punts, reverses, and (gasp) having two backs in the backfield who are a threat to carry the ball are considered "trickeration."
-Speaking of which, constant references to the NFL, like a player's draft status or how a player projects to a certain team's system, drives me up a wall. I am a hardliner but I have no interest in sucking up to the pro game.
-Also calling a sweep a "reverse" when the ball hasn't been handed off twice annoys me.
-Fixating on a certain player or storyline, no matter what happens in the game, just plain sucks. Brent Musberger loves to do this. They look like fools when their pet player gets lit up or injured.
does that ALL the time! Laurinaitis ought to give Brent half of his signing bonus for elevating his draft position 22 spots. It's super annoying - just call the game Brent!
Wayne Larivee, he called the EMU game, and did/ does lots of the marginal bball games uses the word "sunsplashed" like he gets a grand every time he says it.
He used it at least 4 times during the game. But will use it all the time, during promos/intos, in basketball games, where I don't usually care what the weather is outside.
"From Sunsplashed Ann Arbor (in February), its Michigan and Northwestern on the Big Ten Network..Next" I swear he said this.
It's like he sees the sun and has to mention it every 2 minutes.
Listen for it if he does the game Saturday and the sun is out.
I am told that announcers, because they travel quite a bit, will work a specific predetermined word or phrase into the broadcast to let their families know they are thinking of them. Perhaps "Sunsplashed" is Larivee's shout-out to the folks back home.
My working theory is that Larivee's a vampire and must avoid direct sunlight.
I also heard him say rugged run many times.