Welcome to "The Best," a new series from the people who brought you "Would You Do," "Blogger Interviews" and "What Really Grinds My Gears."
Arguing about the top sportscasters in the blog world is like beating Barbaro or Eight Belles. (Hey-O! That's like the fourth time we've made that joke and we can't see it ever getting old.)
Anyway, a sportscaster can make or break an event. Got a great game? Joe Buck will find a way to make it sound like a Brewers-Pirates-snoozefest in mid-July. But get a great sportscaster calling that Brewers-Pirates-snoozefest in mid-July and it'll seem like Game 7 of the World Series.
Everyone has their own preference. Some like accuracy, some like enthusiasm, some like story telling. The best combine all the elements.
Our top five list of current sportscasters would look like this:
1. Gus Johnson
2. Mike Patrick
3. Jon Miller
4. Ron Franklin
5. Vin Scully
Yours, please, in the comments. If you say Joe Buck, you may want to consider some sort of witness relocation program.