17 Dec 2013
This is such an amazingly good idea that I'm kicking myself for not thinking of it first. Aaron Gordon of Sports on Earth went through a series of games and actually tracked how often announcers used cliches, got plays wrong, or spoke utter nonsense in order to create a ranking of the best and worst announcers. The results are very close to what you would expect. I feel particularly vindicated because I often say that Brian Billick is the best color guy on the two main networks. (He comes in second here behind rookie Ronde Barber.) Mike Mayock and Cris Collinsworth are first and second, of course. Joe Buck and Kenny Albert score as the top play-by-play guys, Chris Myers and Kenny's brother Marv as the worst. Dan Dierdorf is the worst color guy. (Surprise! I mean, not a surprise!)
117 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2013, 10:55pm by prof pat
After three NFL seasons of kicking off from the 35-yard line, what has been the impact on touchbacks, returns, field position, scoring and injuries? Also, is this rule responsible for a record number of big comebacks?