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!)
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The Saints were 2016's oldest team, and the Rams were once again the youngest. Are more rookies starting than ever before in the NFL? 2016 was the youngest season we have tracked yet.