Episode 50: Ranking All 30 Local Broadcast Teams

Much like we did when we ranked all 30 teams based on their “watchability” earlier in the season, we put together a subjective list of the best and worst local broadcasts out there.

Points were given for creativity, enthusiasm, and the ability to provide us as viewers with interesting nuggets of information which we otherwise wouldn’t be privy to. We ultimately didn’t dock points for being a homer, unless constantly wearing rose-coloured glasses interferes with your ability to point out obvious faults with the team you’re covering.

We count them down, from worst to first.

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3 thoughts on “Episode 50: Ranking All 30 Local Broadcast Teams

  1. Claudio says:

    Haha love the fact that Pittsburgh is last on your list! Had to sit through a number of their broadcasts over time and each time was amazed by their awfulness. Really great choice and great points you make (e.g. the numbness of their storylines, them always exclusively towing the company line etc.). Looking forward to the rest of the show!


  2. Bill says:

    Just started listening to you guys. My favorite hockey podcast now. I love this topic you guys talked about, even though I didn’t like where you put the Wings. I agree that pre/post game show and intermission can be pretty brutal, but how do you think they Mickey Redmond and Ken Daniels do during the game?


  3. David says:

    I like the Devils announcers. It’s not what it used to be, but losing Doc Emrick to NBC will do that (side note: I always felt Chico Resch was the John Madden to Doc’s Pat Summeral). The intermission leaves a lot to be desired, but that’s true across all of MSG Network’s NYC-area teams. I’d say they’re 3 stars- nothing amazing in the presentation, but Steve Cangialosi is good, and so is Ken Daneyko, although he’s sometimes hard to understand.


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