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Which ESPN color announcer do you like better?

Bob Knight 66% 114 votes

Bill Raftery 25% 43 votes

Undecided 8% 14 votes

171 total votes

Comments

JayhawkRock 10 years ago

How could anyone say Bill Raftery? Not only is he extremely annoying but he hates KU! I have never heard someone worse than Bill Raftery, never. Actually I guess Billy Packer but since he doesnt do any KU games anymore its Bill Raftery who is the worst. At least Bob Knight is honest and for the most part knows what he's talking about.

kansasbasketball 10 years ago

i think dickie v is worse than anyone out there!!

lama 10 years ago

Send it in! Raftery...not even close.

Jayhawk444 10 years ago

I'm just disappointed Knight is teamed with Mustyburger all the time. because he's the one I can't stand

yates33333 10 years ago

JayhawkRock. You never heard Curt Gowdy! I like Raftery and think both Knight and Raftery are good color announcers.

Kansasbasketball. I too have grown tired of dickie v. Unfortunately, Raftery tries to be a bit like dickie v.

Matt Bowers 10 years ago

"I know I'm here in Allen Fieldhouse, but let's talk about North Carolina baby..." Dickie V is a hemorrhoid.

John Myers 10 years ago

I'm with JayhawkRock - Raftery is the most annoying announcer ever. I think he has good insight and good comments, but his little "high energy" interjections or whatever you want to call them sound like he's trying too hard to have a gimmick or hook.. It sounds like he's sittin' in the restroom and occasionally gives a big push in the middle of his announcing.. Awful, just awful..

jayloco 10 years ago

Are you people serious? Bobby Knight better than Bill Raftery?? Bobby Knight SUCKS!! His commentator abilities are terrible! He is a great coach and brings some interesting perceptives from that point, but he is truly annoying with all his little barbs. An example, and I apologize if this is not word for word....

"I don't like when the winning school's fans chant over-rated. Instead, I would like to see them chant..great game...great game to the opposing team. Show some sportsmanship."

If that isn't the stupidest commentary I have ever heard, not sure what is! Musberger should really stick to football and is a sinking ship already, let alone when ESPN pairs him with dead weight like Bobby Knight!

studio 10 years ago

jayloco is right I guess those who have no instinct for how to pass a basketball find Knight's statements of the obvious educational in his dated frame of reference monotone. Musberger is only an enabler for the dead air chatter. As for style points, Raftery's hook beats DA's "Wow" and Brent/Knight can only elicit snores for crowd noise. Before Knight came to the Big 12, consensus outside of Indiana was that he was a thug whose best form of expression was physical shtick like throwing chairs. Although a Hall of Fame coach, he's no more eloquent - just much older.

John Randall 10 years ago

jayloco -- ""If that isn't the stupidest commentary I have ever heard, not sure what is! Musberger should really stick to football and is a sinking ship already, let alone when ESPN pairs him with dead weight like Bobby Knight!""

You may not have any commentary more stupid simply because no one has read one of your posts back to you . . .

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