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Which ESPN color announcer do you like better?

Response Percent Votes
Bob Knight
66% 114
Bill Raftery
25% 43
8% 14
Total 171


Freestater456 8 years, 4 months ago

Coach Knight may mess up some names every now and then, but he knows what he is talking about which is more important than getting each name right everytime.

Scruggsy 8 years, 4 months ago

At least Raftery isn't a hypocrite like Bobby (former media hater, now I am one of them) Knight... I would like him better if he toned down his "sayings" and schtick a little though.

I prefer Paul Splitorff to anyone, personally...

leedavid 8 years, 4 months ago

Bob Knight any day, any time.

Raftery is not comfortable in his skin. He is like a 60 something year old trying to speak like a 20 year old. He should just be himself and provide years of wisdom not such phrasings as; "swizel with jizzle to the hoop for the big man."

Tristan Moody 8 years, 4 months ago

Actually, I think Knight being a "media hater" is exactly what makes him a good color announcer. He wasn't strictly a media hater, but he didn't tolerate stupid questions, comments, or otherwise bad media work, and as such, he pretty much never produces that himself. Knight is by far my favorite announcer as well.

rgh 8 years, 4 months ago

I couldn't stand Bobby Knight as a coach but he's a great announcer. He's low-keyed and certainly knows the game.

I agree with several posts here that Raftery tried too hard to be a second Dick Vitale (who I personally can't stand to listen to either).

Bobby give clear examples and keeps a non-biased attitude toward everyone at all times. Some announcers seem to get caught up with who's playing better at that particular moment, but not Bobby.

Michael Sizemore 8 years, 4 months ago

How about an "Other" or "Neither" or "I'd rather watch the game with the sound off"?

puddleglum 8 years, 4 months ago

bobby knight is a great color guy. he would be real dynamite if he knocked back a few drinks before the games though.

2002 8 years, 4 months ago

I hate to put anyone down, but if you choose Bill Raferty you are dumb.

BK is the best color man in college basketball. Raferty, well not too good.

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