Unfortunately with so many penalties today, announcers have to fill a lot of downtime. Sometimes I prefer silence than repetative fill talk.
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Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf: 70 Infractions
This is largely Dierdorf's fault. Gumbel is actually quite respectable, with a mere nine infractions over two games. Dierdorf, however, has a whopping 61 infractions, giving him the honor of the statistically worst commentator in the NFL
Wilcots has the least steady grasp of the English language of any NFL commentator.
Marv Albert/Rich Gannon: 44 Infraction
Of Gannon's 17 infractions, 11 were clichés. In the Week 4 game between the Bengals and Browns, he actually used the phrase "grab the bull by the horns
Jim Nantz/Phil Simms: 39 Infractions
Simms clocked in with a mere 29 infractions. But his gaffes were perhaps the goofiest of all the gaffes. I really enjoyed when he said, "I've said it, and still believe it," indicating he often doesn't believe what he says, which sounds exactly right
Macatee and Tasker for cogently announcing games without making fools of themselves
Chris Myers/Tim Ryan: 87
While Dierdorf may carry the torch as the worst commentator in the NFL, the Myers/Ryan crew holds the honor of worst tandem.Ryan loves him some clichés, as 20 of his 55 infractions came in that category
Kenny Albert/Daryl Johnston/Tony Siragusa: 50
let's talk about Siragusa. He's counted on to provide something almost, but not quite, entirely unlike analysis. Siragusa is the worst. He may have fewer infractions than Dierdorf, but he also speaks far less.
Joe Buck/Troy Aikman: 29
My theory is that what makes Aikman such an insufferable voice is two-fold: He's assigned to the very best games Fox carries despite providing no actual insight, and he has a bad tendency to simply re-state what the entire country has just witnessed
Mike Tirico/Jon Gruden (ESPN): 38
Gruden, with his 29 infractions, can't find the sweet spot between impersonating a caricature of a football coach and being a real person.
Al Michaels/Cris Collinsworth (NBC): 20
They're generally regarded as one of the best in the business, and I agree. Collinsworth is articulate and gives more useful insight than any other commentator, and it's not even close
Worst Crew: Chris Myers and Tim Ryan
Least-Bad Crew: Dick Stockton and Ronde Barber
CBS vs. Fox: Fox has the less-bad crews, with 37 infractions per crew beating out CBS's 45.
Worst Prime-time Crew: Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden (ESPN)
Worst Commentator: Dan Dierdorf