Aw hell, we’re doing this.
In the past, we’ve had our readers rate local MLB announcers (several times), MLB Postseason announcers, March Madness announcers, local NBA announcers, and local NHL announcers. However, we’ve never had our readers rate the national NFL announcers.
Over the next three or so days, we’re asking you rate all of the NFL’s regular broadcast teams. As usual, a grade of A is the best, a grade of F is the worst, and the other three grades fall in between. This isn’t rocket science. Once all the votes have been cast, we’ll tally up the final ratings for each crew (with a score of 4 being assigned to an A, 3 to a B, and so on, down to a 0 for F) and assign a final grade.
And now, the caveats
-One-off pairings will not be included, and only the “regular” teams that have worked at least games this season will be included (in other words, you’re not going to be asked to rate, for example, the four-person NFL Network team from a couple weeks ago or any of the Fox #7 teams that seemed to rotate on a weekly basis earlier in the season).
-Each broadcaster will only be included once (unlike the MLB Postseason) to help avoid a glut of extra teams to grade.
-Remember, you’re voting on the crew as a whole. If you like the play by play broadcaster but hate the analyst (or vice versa), grade accordingly.
-Please do not be shitty in the comments or on social media.
Polls will run through 8 PM Eastern/5 PM Pacific on Thursday, November 15th. The final rankings will be released sometime during the week of November 19th, probably Monday or Tuesday, so you can get in some pre-Thanksgiving reading.
Jim Nantz and Tony Romo
Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, and Bruce Arians
Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon
Andrew Catalon and James Lofton
Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta
Tom McCarthy and Steve Beuerlein
Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten, and Booger McFarland
Joe Buck and Troy Aikman
Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis
Kenny Albert and Ronde Barber
Thom Brennaman and Chris Spielman
Chris Myers and Daryl Johnston
Dick Stockton and Mark Schlereth
Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth