Fun with Polls! NFL Announcer edition

Last week, we posed two questions to the DFO audience related the brilliant TV show Bob’s Burgers:

1 – Who is your favourite Belcher family member?

2 – Who is the best Bob’s Burgers supporting character? 

The DFO audience spoke loud and clear. Here are the results of POLL #1:

  • Louise (25%, 10 Votes)
  • Tina (23%, 9 Votes)
  • Bob (18%, 7 Votes)
  • Gene (15%, 6 Votes)
  • Teddy (15%, 6 Votes)
  • Linda (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Gayle (0%, 0 Votes)

I myself voted for Louise and Teddy. Above all, I’m so happy Gayle got absolutely no votes. I would have been greatly disappointed in y’all if she had gotten any.

Here are the results of POLL#2:

  • Calvin Fischoeder (19%, 10 Votes)
  • Regular sized Rudy (15%, 8 Votes)
  • Zeke (13%, 7 Votes)
  • Andy and Ollie Pesto (13%, 7 Votes)
  • Rollerblader Guy (7%, 4 Votes)
  • Marshmallow (6%, 3 Votes)
  • Edith Cranwinkle (6%, 3 Votes)
  • Jimmy Jr. Pesto (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Mickey (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Jocelyn (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Mort (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Tammy Larsen (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Mr. Frond (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Jimmy Pesto (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Felix Fischoeder (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Sgt. Bosco (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Gretchen (0%, 0 Votes)

I voted for the eventual top three. As one of the commentists said, Calvin Fischoeder is probably Kevin Kline’s best work in decades. I’d say it’s his best since A Fish Called Wanda.

It’s interesting that Gretchen was the only character not to get a vote. This crowd must not like hairdressers…

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This week, we aim to find out who tickles DFO’s fancy while we’re watching NFL football. Granted, we live to bitch and whine about the announcing because it is truly awful most of the time, but there are a few shiny lights that make the watching experience tolerable.

As we did last week, we are going to split this into two polls:

POLL#1 – Who is your favourite play by play announcer?

You can choose up to 3 people. Your choices are as follows:

Joe Tessitore
Joe Buck
Jim Nantz
Greg Gumbel
Kevin Harlan
Andrew Catalon
Ian Eagle
Kevin Burkhardt
Kenny Albert
Chris Myers
Sam Rosen
Thom Brennaman
Dick Stockton
Spero Dedes
Tom McCarthy
Dan Hellie

Who is your favourite play by play announcer?

  • Kevin Harlan (25%, 15 Votes)
  • Ian Eagle (17%, 10 Votes)
  • Al Michaels (13%, 8 Votes)
  • Dick Stockton (12%, 7 Votes)
  • Greg Gumbel (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Sam Rosen (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Kenny Albert (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Joe Buck (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Chris Myers (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Thom Brennaman (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Kevin Burkhardt (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Spero Dedes (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Jim Nantz (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Tom McCarthy (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Joe Tessitore (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Andrew Catalon (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Dan Hellie (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

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POLL#2 – Who is your favourite colour commentator?

Again, you can choose up to 3 people. Your choices are as follows:

Tony Romo
Trent Green
Bruce Arians
Rich Gannon
James Lofton
Dan Fouts
Charles Davis
Ronde Barber
Daryl “Moose” Johnston
Cris Carter
Troy Aikman
Chris Spielman
Mark Schelereth
Adam Archuleta
Steve Beuerlein
Greg Jennings
Jason Witten
Booger McFarland
Cris Collinsworth

Who is your favourite colour commentator?

  • Tony Romo (35%, 21 Votes)
  • Dan Fouts (13%, 8 Votes)
  • Rich Gannon (10%, 6 Votes)
  • James Lofton (10%, 6 Votes)
  • Booger McFarland (10%, 6 Votes)
  • Daryl “Moose” Johnston (7%, 4 Votes)
  • Greg Jennings (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Steve Beuerlein (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Adam Archuleta (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Chris Spielman (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Cris Carter (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Ronde Barber (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Charles Davis (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Trent Green (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Cris Collinsworth (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Troy Aikman (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Mark Schlereth (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Bruce Arians (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jason Witten (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

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There’s certainly a lot more “colour” in the colour commentator category, but not that much. Jesus Fuck, NFL, ever heard of the Rooney Rule? Wow.

Anyway, I warn you that if anyone picks Jim Nantz as their favourite play by play announcer and/or Cris Collinsworth as their favourite color commentator, we will need to have words.

As we did last week, the polls will be open until midnight DFO time tonight. Given that, state your case for your faves in the comments!

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I could be that guy but would not be staring at the camera.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

We won’t mix sports, but I will.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Seems like a lot mot wet shirt stuff in BB.

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Beerguyrob

Needs moar Spanish announce table.
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Beerguyrob

King knows what’s what. At least he doesn’t scream “PUPPIES!” anymore.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Not since he had the stroke.

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

Trent Green voted for himself: Tony Romo

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King Hippo

anyone who doesn’t vote for Molly McGrath and Kristina Pink (when sideline comes out) is cray-cray

nomonkeyfun

I’m in with the pink.

litre_cola

2 in Schlereth and 1 in the pink, the ole shocker.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Depends on your tastes, bitch.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

I voted for Kevin Harlan because he is the best radio announcer. Radio announcing is different than TV announcing, you have to paint the picture on radio. You have to treat the audience as blind people. There’s serious poetry in that. Some radio broadcasts you can tell they’re just watching TV and telling you about it. Vin Scully would never do that.

I voted for Dan Fouts as best colo(u)r commentator because he was and is.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

I honestly don’t understand the hatred for some announcers. Dennis Miller and Tony Kornheiser hatred I get, but Buck/Aikman and Michaels/Collingsworth are network pros and do a good job. Sure they love the smell of their own farts once in a while, but don’t we all? Well I do and I’m not ashamed of it (huffs deeply).

Senor Weaselo

I want Walt “Clyde” Frazier to do color commentary of my life. Is that so hard to ask for?

nomonkeyfun

Senor gets the kiss, and he goes for more, oh no, he’s been shown the door. Rejected!

yeah right

Has anyone else noticed how much Sam Rosen is starting to look like Gonzo from The Muppets?

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Agreed, but if he ate more cookies, he’d be fine.

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yeah right

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yeah right

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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SonOfSpam

I voted Collinsworth. The color choices are really Romo, then…Madden?

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

You like Collinsworth? I don’t think I have ever heard this opinion from anyone before.

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SonOfSpam

I don’t hate him as much as others. Plus, I like Al Michaels, so Collinsworth probably gets some proximity points. More than anything, the color group (aside from Romo) is a weak field.

King Hippo

In order: Stockton, Michaels, Eagle (play-by-play) then Romo, Booger, Lofton (colour)

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Michaels? Do you identify with his pill addiction?

King Hippo

I find his voice-isms and GAMBLOR focus amusing. It’s Collinsworth who kills me.

/but yeah, if he’s a pillhead in addition to a fine alcoholism role model, then I likes him even better

//Dick Stockton is so far and above better than the rest, though

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

It’s pretty subjective except for mistakes per minute. The cultural/ provincial aspects make a huge difference in what people like. He doesn’t usually irritate me so that’s a plus as far as I’m concerned.

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Can I just write in Bill Cowher and Nate Burleson in the studio? Because I keep the sound muted on play by play/color more often than not. Because they’re all stupid.

Oh, and also Kay Adams, Nate’s sidekick on Good Morning Football.
We likey her.

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Sharkbait

Honorary vote goes to the UK commentators on Amazon Prime.

Beerguyrob

Kevin Harlan is the only thing that makes driving home from work on Mondays tolerable. When it’s Jim Gray & TAWMMMY at halftime, it’s all rage driving.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

That Tawmmmy bit is certainly rage producing.

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yeah right

Fouts has been consistently solid for a long time. The whole Dennis Miller thing was forgettable but otherwise.

Brother DJ TAJ works in the sports radio thing and he’s mentioned that Spero Dedes is a really nice sincere guy.

He’s also mentioned that EYE-N Eagle is a nasty self centered piece of shit. Taj will remind us of this wherever he hears that voice.

No Beth Mowins?

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I don’t really give a shit what the hearsay is off the air. Dan has CTE really bad, but he is not irritating to me on air; when he does the radio broadcasts he goes off the rails a bit, but not in a Collinsworth way.

nomonkeyfun

“The Colts owner may be going bald, but you shouldn’t assault my intelligence like that.”

_E. Smif

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I would hack things so that Beth Mowins somehow got negative votes. It has nothing to do with her voice – it’s that she gets shit wrong all the time.

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“gets shit wrong all the time”

How is that any different from the rest? Whitten and Collinsworth are several cars ahead of her on that train.

King Hippo

Witten is the very definition of “meathead”

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I guess I pronounced it “WWWWHHHHHITTEN”.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

He doesn’t irritate me, but I find myself just tuning his comments out.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Is the poll for least favorite next?

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

“You had me at ‘I’ve got butter’.”

– Andy Reid

LemonJello
LemonJello

“Flies are suprisingly high in protein.”
-J. Tomsula, holding court in a boxcar somewhere

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Until then the zero vote bitches can receive your hate…… AND LIKE IT.

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LemonJello
LemonJello

Obligatory:
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“That’s the guy in all those pictures with my wife! Who IS that bastard?”
-T. Green

Where’s the Spanish-language announcer options?

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nomonkeyfun

“Trent Green isn’t a man of color. He is the alligatorest man I ever saw.”

-E. Smif

“Wait, I say all those things out loud.”

-T. Green