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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:54 PM

SI.com's Sports Media Awards: Best, worst from 2012

Person of the Year: Joe Buck?



Yep, we know. Plenty of you hate him. You think he's smug and sanctimonious and got his gig because of his famous last name. That rap is old. Buck is an exceptional baseball announcer and he's improved yearly in football. His skills were most visible on Oct. 14 when he called an NFL game (49ers-Giants at Candlestick Park) in the afternoon and an MLB playoff game (Cardinals-Giants at AT&T Park) at night, a television stunt that promoted Fox Sports but also highlighted the broadcaster's unique versatility. Most impressively, Buck's performance came less than a year after a virus he contracted in the laryngeal nerve of his left vocal cord nearly cost him his career.


Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/more/news/media-awards-2012/#ixzz2FWaJDtAz

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/more/news/media-awards-2012/?sct=hp_t11_a2&eref=sihp

Readers poll: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/POLLSERVER/results/63487.html

Best play-by-play: Al Michaels (NBC)
Best analyst: Charles Barkley (TNT)
Best announcing team: Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth (NBC)
Best studio show: College GameDay (ESPN)
Most unlikable sports personality: Skip Bayless (ESPN)
Best place to watch sports; ESPN

Much more at the links. I think the analysis of Troy Aikman deserves greater respect from the fans.

Joe Buck ... well, I'm sure he makes big money, but his World Series work pales in comparison to our local San Francisco radio/TV guys.

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:33 PM

1. Jon Miller>>>>>> Joe Buck

He needs to be doing Sunday Night Baseball again.
I agree with one thing here 100%: "Most unlikeable sports personality: Skip Bayless". YES!

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:03 PM

2. Most unlikeable: Michael Wilbon with loudmouth Kornheiser coming in 2nd.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:13 PM

4. You don't like PTI?? I actually like Kornheiser on WTEM.


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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:14 PM

5. He acts calm and normal on WTEM

Can't stand PTI.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:21 PM

6. Thankfully, John Thompson retired. I'd have to drink a half dozen redbulls to stay awake on my

drive home from VA if he was still on!!

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:36 PM

8. They're awful, but I think Skip has a slightly higher level of awfulness...nt

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:05 PM

9. Bayless is an arrogant douchebag...

Sounds familiar, doesn't it. I think he might have been a DU'er some time ago!!



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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:44 PM

3. I don't like most of those guys..

I find Michaels, Collinsworth, and Buck particularly annoying. I agree Aikman is surprisingly good once I look beyond his past affiliations..

In college, the announcer who yells all the time about everything, Gus Johnson, is the absolute worst. My favorite team there would be Lundquist and Danielson by a nose over Musburger and Herbstreit .


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Response to Upton (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:22 PM

7. In college, the WORST announce is Brent Musberger. Just retire RIGHT THE FUCK NOW!!!

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:51 PM

10. Yes ... a PBS pledge break is more exciting

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Response to Auggie (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:31 PM

11. Dude! Back in the early 70's, our local PBS station would show the tape delay of the

Buckeyes for the games that were not on national tv! 11:00pm on Saturday night. Even if I knew the score, that's what I was watching!!

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:17 PM

12. Programming ...

not a pledge break.

I agree local PBS programming can be wonderful—unlike any other local station/affiliate.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:33 PM

13. Pitifull...

Not many date nights, huh?

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:48 PM

14. Unlike your date nights with...





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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:03 PM

15. At least I'm not in love with this guy...

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:14 PM

16. Lighten up, Nolan. We know your love is "W"...





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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:45 PM

17. This is for you. Maybe you'll learn how to say it right:

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:15 PM

18. I'm sure Auggie will appreciate your post!!


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