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  1. Announcing Has a Problem: The Most Annoying Tic in Broadcasting T...

    Caleb Hannan

    If you made an exhaustive list of all the sports announcers who drive fans crazy, Al Michaels would either settle in somewhere near the bottom or not show up at all. Michaels is generally beloved. In part because he co-announces the most polished thr...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  2. Premier League Pass & Move: Wonder Boys

    Chris Ryan and Mike L. Goodman and Ryan O'Hanlon

    A review of the weekend's Premier League action. Young Guns Chris Ryan: We're going to look back on this time, people. We're going to look back and remember, "That was the time dozens of British football pundits and announcers bravely tried to pr...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  3. The NL Central in the Clutch

    Jonah Keri

    Two on, one out, his team needing a big hit in a big game against a hard-charging division rival. The perfect spot for Allen Craig. Announcers use lines like those all the time. They talk about someone being the perfect player for a high-leverage ...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  4. Video: Watch Eagles Announcer Merrill Reese Read the Lyrics to De...

    Chris Ryan

    Your browser does not support iframes. God bless America. I, personally, need to do some real self-reflection because I didn't even know Jackson had a song, much less one with Snoop Dogg and Yung Chris. If Chip Kelly starts holding up pictures of ...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  5. The 5 Elements of the Effective Spurs Offense

    Brett Koremenos

    If you've tuned in to watch the San Antonio Spurs play at any point this season, you've no doubt heard an announcer gush over the team's elegant offensive system. After years of his teams employing an extraordinarily successful, but unsightly, post-c...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  6. Last Night on 'Blake Griffin Dunks on Your Life ...'

    Chris Ryan

    The life and death of Spencer Hawes! Blake Griffin (sorta) switched hands in midair against the Sixers last night. According to the announcers, the crowd went crazy - though given the fact that the crowd was in Philly, this could have been for any nu...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  7. Danilo Gallinari's 'Shot of the Century'

    Chris Ryan

    Best part about this other than JaVale McGee's reaction (which is not quite this, but pretty close) is how the Nuggets announcers go from calling it the shot of the century, to the shot of the year, to "guessing" it's going to be in the top 20 shots ...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  8. B.S. Report: Sean Grande and Zach Lowe

    Bill Simmons

    Celtics play-by-play announcer Sean Grande and Grantland's Zach Lowe join Bill to break down how the Rondo injury will affect the Celtics' future and the Eastern Conference. To listen to this podcast, you can download it on iTunes here or go to ...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  9. Tim Duncan-Tiago Splitter, Greg Monroe-Andre Drummond, and more N...

    Zach Lowe

    Taking a look at some unusual big-man pairings around the league. Plus, the best announcers in the game, a Jordanesque move, and a nifty knee brace.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2012
  10. We See You, Utah Jazz Announcer Quoting Ludacris

    Chris Ryan

    David Locke getting fired up on behalf of Gordon Hayward. (Via Spencer Hall of SaltCityHoops)...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  11. Fourth-and-Short: Apparently RG3 Is Reckless Now

    Bill Barnwell

    We all had our smart reaction to the RG3 injury, each and every one. After everyone expressed genuine concern and hope that Robert Griffin would be OK and recover from his "mild" concussion, everyone from the announcers to the fans in the crowd had t...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  12. Jerry 'The King' Lawler Has a Heart Attack on Air

    The Masked Man

    Two weeks ago on Raw, WWE champ CM Punk wrestled announcer Jerry "The King" Lawler in a steel cage match. It seemed like a terrible idea. See, I grew up watching Lawler every Saturday morning on the CWA broadcast in Louisville. Back then, the WWF had...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  13. WWE SummerSlam reveals pro wrestling heroes' affinity for harbori...

    The Masked Man

    From Hulk Hogan to John Cena to Sheamus, pro wrestling heroes have always harbored heel tendencies.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  14. This Irish TV Announcer Needs to Start Calling NBA Games Immediat...

    Chris Ryan

    Output_Merge by f702930598 Via Dave Higgins and Balls.ie. The voice you hear is Timmy McCarthy, a play-by-play guy for Ireland's RTÉ network. His level of excitement for Russell Westbrook's dunk at the 1:27 mark made all my hair fall out. Put...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  15. What If Hockey Games Were Called by Soccer Announcers?

    Chris Ryan

    This! This is what would happen if hockey were called by soccer announcers! Shouts to the Internet. (h/t Puck Daddy and Donnie Kwak (@KwakaFlocka)....

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  16. Listen to This Portuguese Announcer Melt Down Over Cristiano Rona...

    Chris Ryan

    You know what play-by-play sports commentary needs more of? LASERS. Here's a Portuguese announcer Nuno Metas's reaction to Cristiano Ronaldo's game-winning, 74th-minute goal against Holland. The 2-1 victory over the Dutch, and Germany's defeat of Den...

    Blog | June 18, 2012