It would be great IF the golf networks would realize that the "golfers" are the entertainment. Frank Chirkinian, Ebersol(NBC), Schenkel, Mckay, Longhurst, Wright, and Summeral i.e. knew this, and that is why I would agree that the Euro talking heads are better. The never ending talking before, during and long after a players' shot really wears a viewer out. With today's technology, did you know it's possible to actually hear the players/caddies talk? LOL Who needs to know "How the putt breaks"? Lets' all watch and see if the player guessed right. Just because Gary Kochs been looking at the same hole for 6 hours doesn't make him all knowing. Duh! My Top 10 list of announcers that should be covering Extreme Cup Stacking are as follows:
1.) Jim Nantz - I still recall his arrogant, selfish promotional On-Air diatribe regarding his book, during Anthony Kim's victory walk down the fairway at Quail Hollow. His "Crypt Keeper" delivery and his inability to string words to----get-----her.
2.) Dan Hicks - Quite possibly the worst announcer EVER! His delivery is horrible and constant repetition of Miller's comments is brutal. He was good at Luge/Bobsled.
3.) Mark Rolfing - Mr. Self Anointed Analyst who should shut his yap when commenting on a players' shot/aptitude. Glorified Hawaiian Tour Guide...LOL
4.) Terry Gannon - The endless chatter about nothing...followed by the stupid questions he asks of other announcers. Metro Basketball is calling YOU!!
5.) Mumbles Maltbie - Apparently positions himself to close to the green because he can't talk normal. Which BTW, he Talks right up and beyond the point where the players takes it back. Shut up Rog!!!
6.) Jerry Foltz - Awful, and only because he is relatively new to the rest of this crew, do I list him at #5. Quote; " The shot seems like it should go right but if he aims just left and tries to hold it off just a little bit, the slope should take it straight". OMG!
7.) Gary Koch - 'No question" this guy needs another gig. Awful diction and voice inflection. Calm down Gary, it was just a chip...Oh, Man!
8.) Nick Faldo - Go and hit balls and play on the Senior Tour and or quit taking spots away from legitimate golfers trying to make a living. Sergio said it best.
9.) Gary McCord - The Magic Man fails time after time to extricate a "rabbit from the hat". Gary would be ideal for the early bird show at Sunrise Retirement Village for the Blind. It's never been a surprise that the Masters pulled his chain a long time ago.
10.) Mike Ritz - Mike, you would be puuurrrfect for the PBA
** Honorable Mention- Frank Nobilo - A much better player by far, ole' Nobs! Sometimes the experiment doesn't work
- Peter Jacobsen - No comment required
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