This is the official selection thread for the Best Voices In Sports Draft. The discussion thread can be found here...
The draft is 9 rounds, serpentine, with a 3rd round reversal to even things out (last pick in round 1 gets 1st pick in both round 2 and 3-- 1-8, 8-1, 8-1, 1-8, 8-1, etc). Categories are as follows...
-Best PBP- Current
-Best PBP- Historical (can also be a current voice)
-Best Analyst- Current
-Best Analyst- Historical
-Worst In-Booth- (Least favorite/most annoying PBP or Analyst.)
-Best in Print/Narration (can be a sportswriter or a narrator)
-Best On Field (players/coaches wired for sound- current or historical)
-Best in Studio (can be host or analyst)
-Wild Card (can be best, worst, personal favorite in any field- entirely your call)
At Least One of these picks Must Be A Homer Selection. This does not have to be a homer announcer for a team that you follow. Bonus points are awarded for excessive homerism. Hypothetical points will be deducted if you take a home team announcer known for simply calling the game down the middle. Also, The On Field Category May NOT Be Used To Fill Your "Homer" Qualification.
-Sound clips are a must.
-Strict Time Limits will be followed. You will have 24 hours to make a pick, but will only retain no more than 4 hours of pick exclusivity (Note the change from 6 hours in previous drafts to 4 in this one). Time will freeze from MIDNIGHT EDT thru 8 AM EDT. Picks can be made during those hours, but time will otherwise stand still. In other words, if you go on the clock at 9 PM EDT, you will technically be on the clock exclusively until 9 AM the following morning.
*DRAFT ORDER* (here's the link to the randomization results by fantasyfootballnerd.com)
The draft starts right about... NOW!
Let's Do This Thing!
Brian- John Facenda, Print/Narration
Matt- Keith Jackson, PBP (Historical)
ScottDCP- Vin Scully, PBP (Historical)
Biggie- Al Michaels, PBP (Current)
Mikesteel- Howard Cosell, Analyst (Historical)
hobbes- Al Michaels, Best Announcing Moment- "Do You Believe In Miracles?"
Rich- Ernie Harwell, PBP (Historical)
Evan- Harry Carey, PBP (Historical)
Evan- Marv Albert, PBP (Current)
Rich- Pat Summerall, Analyst (Historical)
hobbes- Chick Hearn, PBP (Historical)
Mikesteel- Myron Cope, Wild Card (Analyst- Historical, Homer)
Biggie- John Madden, Analyst (Historical)
ScottDCP- Hubie Brown, Analyst (Historical)
Matt- Ian Darke, PBP (Current)
Brian- Mike "Doc" Emrick, PBP (Current)
Evan- Jeff Van Gundy, Analyst (Current)
Rich- Cris Collinsworth, Analyst (Current)
hobbes- Charles Barkley, Studio
Mikesteel- Harry Kalas, PBP (Historical)
Biggie-Jim McKay, Studio
ScottDCP- Howie Long, Studio
Matt- Don Meredith, Analyst (Historical)
Brian- Chris Fowler, Studio
Brian- Kirk Herbstreit, Analyst (Current)
Matt- Tom Hamilton, Wild Card (PBP/Homer)
ScottDCP- Mary Carillo, Analyst (Current)
Biggie- Tony Kornheiser, Worst in Booth
Mikesteel- Brent Musberger, PBP (Current)
hobbes- Frank Caliendo, Wild Card (Impressionist/Comedian)
Rich- Gary Thorne, PBP (Current)
Evan- Bob Ley, Studio
Evan- Al McGuire, Analyst (Historical)
Rich- Casey Stengel, On-Field
hobbes- Joe Buck, PBP (Current)
Mikesteel- Bill Simmons, Print/Narration
Biggie- Curt Gowdy, PBP (Historical)
ScottDCP- Don Stevens, PBP (Current/Homer)
Matt- Holly Anderson, Print/Narration
Brian- Hank Stram, On-Field
Brian- Matthew Berry, Wild Card (Print/Narration- Fantasy Sports)
Matt- Russ Hodges, Best Announcing Moment- "The Giants Win The Pennant"
ScottDCP- Bob Uecker, Wild Card (PBP/Actor)
Biggie- Keith Jackson, Best Announcing Moment- "Hello Heisman" (Homer)
Mikesteel- Joe Morgan, Worst In-Booth
hobbes- Tommy Lasorda, On-Field
Rich- David Halberstam, Print/Narration
Evan- Howard Cosell, Best Announcing Moment- "Down Goes Frazier"
Evan- Bob Ryan, Print/Narration
Rich- Ralph Kiner, Studio
hobbes- Mel Allen, Print/Narration
Mikesteel- Mike Mayock, Studio
Biggie- Jay Glazer, Print/Narration
ScottDCP- Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman, Print/Narration
Matt- On The Clock
Brian- Joe Starkey, Best Announcing Moment- "The Band Is Out On The Field"
Brian- Bill Raftery, Analyst (Historical)
Matt- On The Clock
ScottDCP- Marv Levy, On-Field
Biggie- John Randle, On-Field
Mikesteel- On The Clock
hobbes- Suzyn Waldman, Worst In-Booth (Homer)
Rich- Earl Weaver, Wild Card (On-Field)
Evan- On The Clock (11:05 PM)
Evan- On The Clock
Rich- Bill King, Best Announcing Moment- "The Holy Roller"
hobbes- Dick Vitale, Analyst (Historical)
Mikesteel- On The Clock
Biggie- On The Clock (7:06 PM)