OT: Worst national sports commentator?

Submitted by Eye of the Tiger on May 26th, 2016 at 3:06 PM

I usually think it's Skip Bayliss, but I heard Jason Whitlock on the radio today--claiming that Art Briles shouldn't be fired because "it's his job to stand up for the players--and now I think it might be Whitlock. 

Stephen A. Smith is another "top-quality" candidate.

Who do you think is the absolute worst?




May 26th, 2016 at 5:57 PM ^

I have no idea if he is actually a jerk or not, because I don't know anyone who knows or is affected by him.

But purely on an objective, professional level, listening to him makes me want to drill out my eardrums with crochet hooks. The idea of him doing a daily radio show gives me the willies; perhaps he is a Manchurian Candidate planted by Sirius XM to persuade customers to pay for satellite radio.

Steve in PA

May 26th, 2016 at 10:14 PM ^

"Hoke is definitely a collegial guy, and while I don't think the NFL is going to be calling any time soon, he does have the skill set to be on this list," Huard wrote. "He has the ability to galvanize people and put together a great coaching staff.

"He has been a winner at every level and turned things around awfully fast in Ann Arbor with his defensive-minded philosophy. His ability to lead from that side of the ball could be very intriguing for NFL teams looking for their next coach."

AnnArbor News 


May 27th, 2016 at 3:15 AM ^

I wish we could leave Pam out of this discussion and instead say that she has broken down some barriers and commentated on some decent football games. I imagine she must have to deal with some pretty heavy shit from the male-dominated sports world even around the ESPN water cooler.

She is a fine commentator at the base level games. The end. At least she doesn't have a million douchey opinions like some of the other guys.


May 26th, 2016 at 3:17 PM ^

Whitlock really said that? What does he want Briles to do in such a situation? Advocate for understanding and patience? I think it is well past that, if this is the case. Yeah, Jason Whitlock definitely would be in my top five, if I had to make a list of sports commentators / journalists whose ability to stay employed was something I did not understand completely.


May 26th, 2016 at 3:18 PM ^

This thread just made me remember all of the times I watched Michigan Football as a youngster and Keith Jackson was the announcer.  <old man voice> "they just don't make em like that anymore"