For the second year in a row, it’s time for you to rate the NFL’s broadcast teams. This year, we’ll be voting on one fewer team (which will be explained below), and two teams from last year lost a member back to the playing field.
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.
If you missed last year’s rankings, click here to check them out.
And now, the caveats…
- One-off pairings will not be included, and only the “regular” teams that have worked at least three games this season will be included (this will exclude a handful of teams that have called a couple of games this season, including the NFL Network four man booth from London, the Tom McCarthy/Jay Feely pairing, and the various different pairings Fox used during the MLB Postseason in October)
- Each broadcaster will only be included once (as mentioned above, regarding announcers like Sam Rosen, Charles Davis, Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber, and Thom Brennaman) 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 21st. The final rankings will be released sometime on Monday, November 25th so you can get in some pre-Thanksgiving reading.
Jim Nantz and Tony Romo
Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
Greg Gumbel and Trent Green
Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon
Andrew Catalon and James Lofton
Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta
Joe Tessitore 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