Have you ever tried watching a football match, golf highlights, or an NBA encounter without the commentary? It is agitating, depressing, and soul-destroying, and no sports fan should ever have to endure the torrid sound of silence when watching their beloved team on the big screen.
That's right. It is the commentators who bring events to life and make inspirational performances and 'where were you?' moments truly memorable.
They may not always get it right, with often unfortunate but hilarious results, but, as an ode to all of the wonderful commentators who have graced so many sports over the years with their infectious character, enthusiasm and whit, here is a tribute in the form of some of the greatest comments ever made by the men behind the mic...
- KEN BROWN on Nick Faldo's sporadic use of his caddy, Fanny Sunneson:
'Some weeks Nick Faldo likes to use Fanny, other weeks he prefers to play with himself'.
- PAT GLENN on weightlifter Gregorieva's preparations:
"This is Gregoriava from Bulgaria. I saw her snatch this morning during her warm up and it was amazing."
- ANON. ringside boxing commenta...
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