A snippet from @sportsguy33 on game announcers, via the upcoming @ESPNBOOK:
"Nobody on the planet watches a sports game for the fucking announcers. And that's the thing that we have never understood. Mike Tirico could leave tomorrow and we could replace him with Mike Greenberg or one of forty other guys, and the rating would not budge .00001.
Nobody watches for Mike Tirico. Zero. No one. And then you have Jaws and Gruden. "This guy's great. Great throw. What a play. It's a great call. Good timeout." They don't say anything negative."