With legendary call-man Marv Albert announcing his retirement at the end of the 2021 NBA Eastern Conference Finals, a gaping hole will be left in the world of sports announcing. While there are a handful of suitable replacements — ABC’s Mike Breen is the first that comes to mind — it got us thinking about the art of announcing, and those who never quite mastered it.
Sports announcing is subjective. There are some who loathe Joe Buck with a passion, while others love the way he calls a game. There really isn’t a right or wrong, only loud opinions.
Announcing is a difficult job and it’s impressive that anyone has the ability to entertain for an entire game… but some just get under our skin.
So, let’s take a look at a few announcers and color commentators we’ve dubbed “The Worst of All Time.”