Re: Johnny Miller Master ThreadI'm usually pretty quick to bash Johnny Miller but in all honesty I don't think he was that bad. Actually, I'm very impressed with the homework and course knowledge he brings to the booth. He may be the best when it comes to actual information. Problem is he does come across as well, boring and arrogant. He's gotten a little better in recent days but still gives that impression. I guess he just rubs people the wrong way. In a sport that many feel is boring already the last thing we need is a boring announcer and we long for the entertainment, and quirky, almost screwball delivery of Nick Faldo. I will agree that the CBS crew is far superior, basically because they are more entertaining. But I don't think Johnny Miller is NBC's problem, although he does ask his fellow commentators too many questions. I understand we want information but he seems to put them on the spot a lot. Where I really think CBS crushes NBC is the on course commentary. The group of Feherty, Oosterhuis, McCord and Baker-Finch are fabulous, although if an Australian is contending they need to pull the reigns on Baker-Finch. They deliver their commentary in a knowledgeable, entertaining, flat out fun way. When a call needs to be made they are always right there. And if they don't know an answer to something, say how a putt breaks, Feherty will say that but in a funny fashion. Too many times I felt the NBC people didn't really know what was going on out there and tried to mask it. And yeah, Roger Maltby struggled.
As far as ESPN, I didn't get to watch a ton of their coverage but generally enjoy watching it on their network. I watched a little Thursday morning and some Friday afternoon. Maybe it's okay because less is expected of them. I will say that Chris Berman is one of the most over-rated announcers in all of sports.