Here's a decent topic for the off-season:
Maxim has created a list of the 10 worst sports broadcasters that might be worthy of some half-hearted debate. There is one glaring omission for those who agree with Mike, but they do identify the omitted’s broadcasting partner who certainly is worth of inclusion.
I’d also take issue with Bill Walton being on the list. Of course, I can see why people don’t like him, but so long as he is teamed with 2 other people who know what they are doing and can actually focus on the game (as most NBA telecasts do now), I quite enjoy his insights and diversions.
And I like Bergman, although I can’t say that I’ve heard much from him recently. I just don’t stay up for many Monday night games. But he has a good voice, is fluid and knowledgeable, even if he likes to throw in some trademarks occasionally. I’ll never forget the fantastic job he did the night Cal Ripken broke Gerig’s record. Once the game was officially in the books (5th inning), he just shut up and let the fans and the scene do the talking. Not quite a Nance/Musberger approach. But that was almost 15 years ago. Damn, I’m getting old.
Alas, no “bending, bending” people on the list.