Post by theroadtodeep13 on May 5, 2011 22:32:31 GMT -5
For my money, the best TV announce team of all-time is Al Michaels, Dan Dierdorf, and Frank Gifford. For those who might be a little too young to remember, they covered Monday Night Football for most of the 1990s and also presented Super Bowls XXII, XXV, and XXIX for ABC Sports. Plus, the Monday Night Three made the games so enjoyable.
As a fan of the AFC West, my childhood is full of fond memories of Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen.
In baseball, I grew up with Harry Caray and Steve Stone. But Vin Scully is probably the best baseball announcer ever. When he used to do national games on Saturdays on NBC with Joe Garagiola, it was a thing of beauty.
I think I remember Joe Namath for a brief spell on MNF no? Always liked Joe's voice-it's different. but I liked Dan Dierdorf very much too. why do they let these guys go when they're so good~!? Loved Cosell too. I know I'm getting off topic of best 'announce teams' so thanks for your patience. Presently I like listening to Phil Simms and my yankee radio man John Sterling. Oh and of course John Madden was always fun to listen to. Oh yeah.........don't listen to much basketball but the few times I've heard Clyde Frazier, I was VERY impressed!
The NBC crew of Bob Costas, Joe Morgan and Bob Ucker was pretty special for a few years. It was also the crew that (mostly) announced the 95 series when my Braves finally won!!!
Joe was the straight man, Mr. Ucker was crazy and Mr. Costas was kinda of in-between.
That Braves/Indians World Series was actually a split production between ABC and NBC. In 1994, ABC and NBC entered a broadcasting agreement with MLB known as "The Baseball Network." Under the contract, NBC and ABC were to alternate broadcasting the World Series every year, similar to what they had done throughout the 1970's and 1980's. ABC was to get broadcasting rights for the 1994 World Series, but due to the work stoppage, the Series was postponed. In order to compensate for lost telecasts, NBC and ABC split broadcasting duties for games in the 1995 Fall Classic, with ABC showing the odd-numbered games and NBC showing the even-numbered games. NBC used Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, and Bob Uecker as their announce team, with Hannah Storm anchoring the pregame and postgame show, while ABC used their 1989 World Series crew of Al Michaels, Tim McCarver, and Jim Palmer as their announce team. I think John Saunders handled the studio show on ABC, but I'm not sure. Can anybody look this up?