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Putting Jack Buck beneath Bob Costas discounts the former's amazing ability to dabble in all things broadcasting. His "At Your Service" programs on KMOX back in the 60s stack up with his years calling the Cardinals. Not to say Costas isn't versatile - I like Bob and don't mean to hate - but anyone in St. Louis can tell you where the two should rank in relation to each other.
Bill Walton makes it but Benny Parsons or Dr. Jerry Punch or Ken Squire or Buddy Baker doesn't? and how about long timers Lou Boudreau? Vince Lloyd? and if Tony Kubek makes it, then so should Joe Garagiola
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Yeah, not a fan of this list. I was kinda hoping Kevin Harlan would get an honorable mention, as I think he is one of the best PBP men out there today. I agree that Jack Buck should be ahead of Costas. Not a big fan of Joe Buck being on the list though. I like him when he did(and still does once in a blue moon) Cards games locally, but he irritates the hell out of me on national broadcasts. I'd say the extremely underwhelming call of the Tyree catch last year in the SB and the overreaction to the Randy Moss mooning incident are the two things that turned me against him.
Originally posted by StingArmyBob Costas was on Conan the other night. They announced that he was a 19-time Emmy winner. Nineteen?? Goodness gracious.
Bah. Many people aren't aware that there are a bunch of different Emmy awards (Business & Financial, Daytime Entertainment, News & Documentary, Humanitarian & Public Service, Technology & Engineering, Primetime Entertainment, and Sports). He's a 10-time winner of the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host; a 4-time winner of the previous award, Outstanding Host or Commentator; a 1-time winner for Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play; there are 3 more Sports Emmys for writing or hosting in some capacity, and finally a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Informational Series for "Later With Bob Costas" (1993).
I can understand Couture's retirement--he'd been at it for a decade, he was fighting over 40 during the biggest youth explosion in the sport, he had just been outright knocked out for the first time in his career, he was going through a divorce, etc.