We're on a quest to definitively name the greatest announcing call in the history of sports. We started with a list of 64 that have now been narrowed down to two. Today that finally becomes one with the final of the Greatest Call Tournament.
First, here's your Semifinal Results:
1) Miracle on Ice 80% vs 1) Jack Buck calls Kirk Gibson's home run 20%
2) The band is on the field! 47% vs 2) Down goes Frazier! 53%
It's now time for the final! Which is the greatest call in the history of sports? Al Michaels and his immortal Miracle on Ice call or Howard Cosell's legendary narrative of down goes Frazier.
Time for you to decide the Greatest Call in sports history…
1) "Do you believe in miracles?"
Al Michaels delivered one of the most iconic lines in sports at the 1980 Olympics as the USA Men's Hockey Team defeated the heavily favored Soviet Union in one of the greatest upsets ever seen. The call from Michaels lends its name to this iconic moment – the Miracle on Ice.
2) "Down goes Frazier!"
There is no more legendary name in broadcasting than Howard Cosell. And there's no more famous call in the history of boxing than George Foreman's domination of Heavyweight Champ Joe Frazier. You know, back when the Heavyweight Championship meant something and boxing was the sport of kings. Although Cosell's mere 3 words became famous, the entirety of his rabid call is something to behold.