Announcer Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Announcer Quotes from famous persons: Michael Buffer, Randy West, Christopher Meloni, Mauro Ranallo, Chael Sonnen. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Announcer Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

One of my favourite fighters to watch ever, and of cour

One of my favourite fighters to watch ever, and of course before I was a ring announcer, was Muhammad Ali.
As I slowly managed to take what I had learned into a transition from contestant to announcer and warm-up, I first had to prove myself on pilots. And as you know, many pilots are taped for each show that is lucky enough to breakthrough to being a series.
I didn’t get into acting to be a public service announcer or an advocate and yet, by virtue of this show and how we handle the subject matter that we’ve been given, that’s kind of how it’s evolved in certain ways.
For me, at a very young age, I knew I wanted to be in the entertainment industry; I wanted to be an announcer. I was very smitten at an early age with the voice I heard coming from a radio.
Jon Jones’ skill set is unique. Jon Jones goes out there and does video game moves that the announcers can’t even call because they’ve never seen them before.
I think if you checked the attendance records of all the announcers, you’d find a lot better record than you would of anybody else in any other business because we love the game and have a passion for it.
Most announcers play pattycake, pattycake with the players they’re covering.
In radio, they say, nothing happens until the announcer says it happens.
Most announcers over talk. I’m in the opinion space so I talk all day, but play-by-play guys generally over talk.
That’s what cool about me being here and still being in the wrestling business. I can still give back, even being in the announcer’s booth. I still feel like I’m a role model and I have a job to do.
Baseball is a tongue-tied kid from Georgia growing up to be an announcer and praising the Lord for showing him the way to Cooperstown. This is a game for America. Still a game for America, this baseball!
I was watching fights on TV one day with my oldest son and we watched a ring announcer announce a split decision where he gave the winning scores first, so he took away the drama. So my son said: ‘Dad you could do that,’ and the light went off in my head and I decided to contact promoters and got my foot in the door.
It’s about time that a woman my age or above, if she chooses to go into her 60s as an announcer, she should be allowed to do just that.
I always say the wrestlers provide the music and the announcers write the lyrics. You have to feel what you’re seeing and experiencing to write the best lyrics.
I wanted to be Stan Laurel, then I wanted to be Fred Astaire and then Captain Kangaroo. I actually started out as a radio announcer when I was 17 and never left the business, so that’s literally 70 years.
When I was starting out the announcers would name everyone from the boxing board at ringside and by the time they got to the fighters they were almost an afterthought.
Getting to work with Mauro Ranallo was awesome because he’s one of my favorite MMA announcers.
The fact is that everybody around a college basketball game – the coaches, the announcers, even the referees at a lower level – calculates when the game is really over. They calculate it with intuition and guesswork.
We saw very little of the real Jack Buck behind the microphone. He would touch people in ways that we will never know. Jack was much more than just an announcer.
Ozzie Smith
The one thing you can’t ever forget – the playing field is the property of the players and the coaches. It is not to be used by some fat-butted announcer trying to make a name for himself.
As an announcer, I have nothing but respect for the fighters, and I want to make sure I do my job to let the people know who these courageous warriors are, because they are putting their lives on the line for our entertainment, and there’s something to be said about that.
Over the years, I’ve had many talented broadcast partners that have helped me grow as an announcer.
I teased Randy Orton because he started using my finish, the Angle Slam. I said, ‘Hey, I don’t mind you using it, but at least give it a name.’ When he hits it, the announcers just say, ‘Well, he just hit that… thing.’
I did, of course, eventually find my way into television, taking all kinds of jobs, climbing the ranks rung by rung. Anyway, it was several years later, when I was working nationally in Hollywood as the announcer and second banana on ABC-TV’s late-night entry, ‘The Joey Bishop Show,’ that I had my big moment.
Broadcast radio was entering its own golden age during the Depression, with live programming on stations all through the day. Local stations needed singers, musicians, announcers, and whipcord personalities, along with Christian clergy to give prayers and pundits to speak on world affairs.
People who think they know what they are talking about when they talk about baseball include the announcers and all of the sports press – no matter how much evidence you present them to the contrary they will continue to think that what they think is right.
Michael Lewis
Players shy away from talking to announcers today.
Al Kaline
Because of my tremendous respect for Bob Barker and for the show’s high standards of professionalism I consider this a tremendous honor that few announcers have ever been treated to. Both Rod’s and Johnny‘s shoes are huge; I can’t think about filling them.
The best thing anyone can do is be himself. Everyone was made different by God, and that’s the way it should be. And if I were a writer or an announcer starting out, I don’t think I’d imitate anybody. I’d try to be whatever I am.
I was pretty dreadful on my first night as an announcer as back in those days the scorecards were written in a very strange way so that didn’t help and some of the fighter‘s names were unpronounceable.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that Eric Bischoff doesn’t know that much about wrestling. This guy was selling meat out the back of a truck and became a ring announcer for Verne Gagne and I’ve always wondered how he ever got a job.
Garbage. It’s a natural quality of huskiness in the midrange of my voice that I call ‘garbage.’ It’s not a clear-toned announcer’s voice. It’s more like the voice of the guy next door.
In college, I had bad hair, bad clothes, bad teeth, and bad skin. That was not a great combination for being a sports announcer.
Al Michaels is a good announcer. I think Keith Jackson is a terrific announcer. I always loved him on Monday Night Football. I never understood why they got rid of him.
John Turturro
I have to leave the games now if the announcer says something I don’t agree with. I’m thinking, ‘Peyton, it is not healthy to be all worked up before a game.’
I don’t think anyone could be the next Dick Vitale. I mean that in a good way. More than an announcer, Dick is an ambassador for the game. Dick is in class by himself. Like what he does or not, what he has done to expand the popularity of college basketball is phenomenal.
I honestly was supposed to always be a wrestler. I was never hired into any business as an announcer. That was just something I ended up falling into.
I would never be one to critique the announcers when I watched games. I try to watch the play and listen to the broadcasters and what they are pointing out. I was never one to say this one was good or bad.
I spent a lot of time wrestling at NXT. That was not seen because I was also an announcer. When you’re an announcer, they try to protect you and make sure you don’t get hurt or injured, or anything that would hinder you from your TV work.
To go into the WWE Hall of Fame as the very first announcer was a big, big honor for me.
Gene Okerlund
The only vocal training I had was playing with a tape recorder as a kid, and you know, doing the beginning of the ‘Lone Ranger‘ show, with a hearty hi-o silver, and just having fun, never really thinking I would be an announcer.
I’ve done everything. I’ve been ring crew, I’ve been driver for a blind promoter, I’ve been a valet, I’ve been a referee, I’ve been a ring announcer, I’ve been a corporate officer, play-by-play man, blah, blah, blah. No one has been on my journey.
It’s been the video game ever since I got out of coaching. Even when I was an announcer, fewer and fewer people remembered me as ‘Coach,’ and as the years went on, people just started knowing me from the game.
The game’s the thing. That’s why people tune in. They don’t tune in to hear an announcer.
Broadcasters calling a big game are often reminded to let the action breathe. A great moment of a televised game doesn’t need any narration, which is why the announcers – the good ones, anywayshut up at the celebration and let the pictures do the talking.
Unlike the on-air talents in the NFL where they have producers figuratively joined at their hip, providing them with info and tidbits of data, we WWE announcers are responsible for getting ourselves ready for every broadcast.
I was the class clown, you know, that kind of thing, and I gathered around me a group of guys who also were silly. I was in all the plays and everything. But I don’t know, at that time show businesses looked like the moon, you know, it was so far away. I wanted to be a radio announcer.
My parents spent an awful lot of money sending me to the best possible schools, and I came out of my exams and thought, ‘I don’t really want to do a degree.’ I did philosophy with the Jesuits for about a year, and then I joined a bank. While I was there, I saw an ad in an Irish paper for radio announcers.
When I went to Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, what I really wanted to be was a radio announcer.
I don’t want to brag, but I do more homework on the course than any other announcer. I chart the greens to get all the breaks. I walk down into the greenside bunkers. I walk into the fairway bunkers to see whether a player can reach the green from them.
I don’t think that McMahon thinks very much about the fact that J.R and I have been successful. I don’t think that McMahon thinks the wrestling announcers really have that much to contribute the show.
Jerry Lawler
My dad was the original announcer on The Goon Show.’
I do something that I don’t think anyone else does. I warm up before a game. Baseball and basketball players warm up, so why shouldn’t the announcer warm up?
Chick Hearn
I wanted to be a radio announcer.
Announcers don’t do enough of the cat-and-mouse strategy and all the work that goes into it. You watch a broadcast and guys get the pitches wrong.
Al Leiter