You’d be hard-pressed to find Bet Online sharps that don’t agree with this list of terrible football announcers; there is no shortage of options out there, but these sink below the worst of the worst.
After watching him turn Detroit’s franchise into a laughing stock, it’s tough to take Millen’s opinion on anything seriously. Ask any sport betting player and they’ll know what you’re talking about.
Put it this way: listening to Buck’s incredibly boring baseball telecasts would be a treat compared to his work with Troy Aikman on Sunday afternoons.
Kornheiser is much better on Pardon The Interruption, where he can riff with Mike Wilbon about the day’s topics. When he has to focus on one sport only, Kornheiser tries to overcome his lack of knowledge with jokes that reek of trying too hard.
If there is one thing that fans don’t enjoy, it is feeling like we are being spoken to in a condescending tone. If you don’t know what feels like, watch Sunday Night Football with Collingsworth and Al Michaels. The latter does his best to save the broadcast, but Collingsworth’s smug voice ruins everything.
This may have been the worst experience in football broadcasting history, although the Kornheiser stint would rival it. Miller actually beat out Kornheiser for the Monday Night Football gig and lasted the same amount of time (two seasons), but he wasn’t cut out for the booth. Again, you’ll remember this era if you are a diehard player at online sports books (you can look at odds here).