Last year we had you, faithful readers, grade the local MLB announcers for our authoritative rankings from 1-30. It was such a success that instead of arbitrarily ranking the announcers from the NFL, we’re calling on AA Nation once again (I feel like such a sellout for typing that).
Awful Announcing has always considered itself to be a voice for the fan, so what better way to continue that tradition then by giving the readers the chance to generate the announcing grades for the 2014 NFL season. It’ll operate in much the same way that we did our MLB poll. All you have to do is provide a letter grade for each announce team A-F and leave a thought in the comments or tweet us your feedback on each. Those comments and tweets will then be included when we unveil our rankings next week.
Note: Because of the networks mixing and matching announcers with Fox’s MLB assignments and the last broadcast crews at each network calling select games, we’re setting the minimum at four appearances together to qualify for grades. Sorry, Mike Goldberg.
1) Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
2) Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
3) Greg Gumbel and Trent Green
4) Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon
5) Spero Dedes and Solomon Wilcots
6) Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein, and Steve Tasker
7) Tom McCarthy and Adam Archuleta
Others who didn’t make enough appearances to qualify: Brian Anderson, Brad Johansen (play by play); Chris Simms (analyst).