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Joe Morgan Memorial Round 1 – Thom Brennaman vs Jon Gruden

Two underrated awful announcers come together in our 4th contest of Round 1 in the Joe Morgan Memorial Tournament.  In case you’re just joining us, we’re having a 32 person tournament to take the place of the not-announcing-anymore Joe Morgan on our Mount Rushmore.  Two first round polls go up every day and voting will close when the new polls go up the next day.  The tournament consists of not just announcers, but covers the spectrum of sports media personalities.  That being said, we have two announcers going head to head in this matchup with the love overflowing.  Tim Tebow lover Thom Brennaman takes on Human Being lover Jon Gruden.  

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Thom Brennaman vs Jon Gruden

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Thom Brennaman

Fact File: Play by play man for NFL and MLB on Fox,  Big Ten Network football, and the Cincinnati Reds

Why He’s Here: Brennaman’s national rep has never quite recovered from his creepy obsessive man crush on Tim Tebow during the 2009 National Championship Game.  His run at the top of college football lasted a short time (although Fox didn’t exactly put him in a position to succeed with those 9,000 band shots).  

Links:

Thom Loves Tim Tebow
Thom Brennaman Narrates D-Day
Bad Reviews For Fox College Football
Brennaman Doesn’t Quite Get Viral Marketing

Jon Gruden

Fact File: ESPN Monday Night Football analyst and host of Gruden’s QB Camp

Why He’s Here: The field in this tournament loves to see THIS GUY amongst the contenders.  Whether he’s trying to play it safe for a future job, or he’s just the most positive man on the planet, Jon Gruden loves everybody.  Gruden’s love for QB’s would be a bit more tolerable if he didn’t love Terrelle Pryor with the same violent love as he did Drew Brees.  And somehow he turned “this guy” into a go-to catchphrase.

Links:

Jon Gruden Nicknames New York Giants Wide Receivers ‘Jet Blue’
Jon Gruden Saying Weird Things To Terrelle Pryor
Jon Gruden Drinking Game
Gruden Gushes Over Pryor 

Results:

Thom Brennaman d. Jon Gruden 58.32% – 41.68%

Matt Yoder

About Matt Yoder

Managing Editor of Awful Announcing and award winning sportswriter. Bloguin consigliere. The biggest cat in the whole wide world.

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