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Jan in DC : 4/8/2021 9:31 am
John Madden and Pat Summerall were great.
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I know nostalgia might be a part of it  
Snacks : 4/8/2021 9:48 am : link
but i truly do believe they were the best team to ever call a football game.

Just my opinion.
They were easily the best in my 40+ years of watching  
JonC : 4/8/2021 9:51 am : link
Nowadays many either talk non-stop and don't allow the game to breathe, or they're relatively football clueless. Add in the non-stop commercials and all things hardcore football fans couldn't care less about, and I'm watching a number of games on mute. A post-playing career in TV is great for the former athlete, but not always great for us.
RE: They were easily the best in my 40+ years of watching  
Jan in DC : 4/8/2021 9:57 am : link
In comment 15213532 JonC said:
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Nowadays many either talk non-stop and don't allow the game to breathe, or they're relatively football clueless. Add in the non-stop commercials and all things hardcore football fans couldn't care less about, and I'm watching a number of games on mute. A post-playing career in TV is great for the former athlete, but not always great for us.


I agree. There are moments where you can just let the game breath and not talk, but I think most teams don't realize that.

That being said, Madden did a lot of whacky overtalking about some topics, but I always remember it adding to games, and not detracting from them.
RE: They were easily the best in my 40+ years of watching  
Brown_Hornet : 4/8/2021 9:59 am : link
In comment 15213532 JonC said:
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Nowadays many either talk non-stop and don't allow the game to breathe, or they're relatively football clueless. Add in the non-stop commercials and all things hardcore football fans couldn't care less about, and I'm watching a number of games on mute. A post-playing career in TV is great for the former athlete, but not always great for us.
One of the things that I'll do is adjust the "C-channel" of the 5way surround sound way down. The dialog goes through that channel. Dial up the surround and you increase the crowd/field volume.
Best John Madden Interview Ever  
HMunster : 4/8/2021 10:04 am : link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBW7ysPcbT0
RE: RE: They were easily the best in my 40+ years of watching  
JonC : 4/8/2021 10:07 am : link
In comment 15213543 Brown_Hornet said:
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In comment 15213532 JonC said:


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Nowadays many either talk non-stop and don't allow the game to breathe, or they're relatively football clueless. Add in the non-stop commercials and all things hardcore football fans couldn't care less about, and I'm watching a number of games on mute. A post-playing career in TV is great for the former athlete, but not always great for us.

One of the things that I'll do is adjust the "C-channel" of the 5way surround sound way down. The dialog goes through that channel. Dial up the surround and you increase the crowd/field volume.


Yup!
I was fortunate enough to have met Pat Summerall  
Chef : 4/8/2021 10:12 am : link
at the Walter Camp Awards in New Haven CT.. at the same event I met Bill Walsh... he was standing by himself when I noticed him.
I’ve watched longer than most here  
Big Blue '56 : 4/8/2021 10:18 am : link
and they were indeed the best, imv.

Ray Scott from Packers’ fame who got to call some national games was the second best, imo
Tossup  
redwhiteandbigblue : 4/8/2021 10:18 am : link
Between Summerall and Madden and for some of you older guys, Summerall and Brookshire. I guess Summerall and Brookshire hold a special place for me as they bring up memories of my early childhood and my love of football.
BigBlue  
redwhiteandbigblue : 4/8/2021 10:20 am : link
Ray Scott was tremendous. One of the most recognizable voices and delivery of any broadcaster. Remember him well during the Packer glory years.
Tom Brookshire and Summeral were no slouches  
Sec 103 : 4/8/2021 11:19 am : link
either
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