Gumbel's Play-by-Play Sucks

Gumbel's Play-by-Play Sucks

There are 101 comments on the Kennedy v. The Machine story from Dec 6, 2006, titled Gumbel's Play-by-Play Sucks. In it, Kennedy v. The Machine reports that:

Filed under: Miscellany - By: Gary M. Miller - December 6, 2006 @ 11:10 am After watching the NFL Network's Thanksgiving Day premier, I wrote : Setting aside for a moment that he is the most openly racist ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Kennedy v. The Machine.

First Prev
of 6
Next Last
Chewbaci

Goleta, CA

#1 Dec 7, 2006
What is Gumbel's problem? He calls the quarters "periods". He needs a period on the end of his career now. He is severly over-rated.
Flendigity

Cincinnati, OH

#2 Dec 14, 2006
Tonight he said the Seattle Seahawks were going to be in the "tournament" in a few weeks.
ike

San Marcos, TX

#3 Dec 14, 2006
I just Googled "Bryant Gumbel Sucks + NFL" and I knew I would get a "hit". He is terrible at calling games. He doesn't know the NFL terminology at all it seems. He probably has a NFL terms book and didn't even read it. Chris Collinsworth is probably thinking WTF did they hire this F#cker for?

He can't hold a candle to his brother Greg's game calling. I wonder has he told him that he sucks yet? He should.
ElGatoLoco

United States

#4 Dec 16, 2006
Bryant Gumbel sucks so bad. I refuse to listen to the broadcast. I'll stick with the Dallas radio broadcast which is top notch with Brad Sham.

Gumbel! shut the F up.

“GONE!”

Since: Dec 06

Santa Maria, CA

#5 Dec 16, 2006
ElGatoLoco wrote:
Bryant Gumbel sucks so bad. I refuse to listen to the broadcast. I'll stick with the Dallas radio broadcast which is top notch with Brad Sham.
Gumbel! shut the F up.
Gummeboy, has been lost every since the Today show gave him the smart boot! What a sad waste of the smart black man. Sports, Yikes!
Jay

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Dec 22, 2006
I my god Bryant Gumbel sucks! He made so many mistakes in the Packers game last night, I muted the TV. He flat out does not understand football. He must go.
Ken Crass

West Bend, WI

#7 Dec 22, 2006
Jay wrote:
I my god Bryant Gumbel sucks! He made so many mistakes in the Packers game last night, I muted the TV. He flat out does not understand football. He must go.
I agree. I can't believe someone actually thought this would be a good idea. I've never heard anyone as bad as Gumbel. Totally boring and he obviously doesn't have a clue about play by play. Send him back to morning TV.
B C C

Colorado Springs, CO

#8 Dec 23, 2006
Gumbel doesn't even know the players names, anyone watching the Chiefs-Raiders game? he's doing his usual bad announcing.
Debbie

El Cajon, CA

#9 Dec 23, 2006
B C C wrote:
Gumbel doesn't even know the players names, anyone watching the Chiefs-Raiders game? he's doing his usual bad announcing.
Why does it sound like he is constantly fighting Dick Vermiel? Does his ego need to be so on top that he can't afford to have someone make a comment without him trying to top the comment? He must be replaced immediately or NFL will lose cred with its TV experiment.
chad

Dearborn, MI

#10 Dec 23, 2006
did you just notice he said they chiefs were going for a 10 point lead as they kicked the extra point..umm I think that was a 11 point lead.
Chris

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Dec 23, 2006
Who heard him say the "shot clock" was winding down this past week? I think that was the best one I've heard so far. I agree though - he is absolutely horrible. His voice is as annoying is anything, but his football knowledge sucks as well. I finally turned the volume off, and am listening online with Sirius.
Debbie

El Cajon, CA

#12 Dec 23, 2006
Yeah and on the Chief's 3rd and 15 incompletion he said the Chief's turn it over on downs. Then they miss a field goal and he never says a word about his blunder.
PAT

United States

#13 Dec 24, 2006
Gumbel and Vermeil both have to go, they are both horrible, Bumbel, oh I mean Gumbel has no idea what football is about and Vermeil sounds as if he really sin't sure where he is part of the time...
Mary

San Angelo, TX

#14 Dec 29, 2006
Bryant Gumbel's voice is too weak and lacks any gusto or enthusiasm for the game. It is like listening to someone announcing the play of a golf tournament instead of an NFL football game. I fall asleep before half time just about every game! Not a very resounding endorsement for the NFLN! I agree Greg Gumbel is far superior.
Edwin

New York, NY

#15 Jan 3, 2007
No he doesn't just suck ... he's the epitome of WEAK. Watching Tiki Barber have his career game against the Redskins, Gumbel offered no emotion during ANY of Barber's monstrous plays. Gumbel needs to take a long walk on a short plank and just plummet so no one ever has to hear him suck ever again! God, he blows!!!
defreib

Jacksonville, FL

#16 Jan 6, 2007
Will this guy be back next year? If the NFL network allows that, it will go down as the worst decision ever. They cannot be this blind. Sure he has the name but he can't hold a candle to his brother. I would rather they get Mike Tyson in the booth to do play by play, now that would be entertaining.
Allaboutnothing

Santa Maria, CA

#17 Jan 6, 2007
defreib wrote:
Will this guy be back next year? If the NFL network allows that, it will go down as the worst decision ever. They cannot be this blind. Sure he has the name but he can't hold a candle to his brother. I would rather they get Mike Tyson in the booth to do play by play, now that would be entertaining.
Gummebear, wants to be view as an egghead, above all of us! But he is not a athlete or was he a profession player at anything. He may never have played as even a amateur player. Can he even catch a ball?
Brett

Milford, CT

#18 Jan 10, 2007
Hearing Harry Kalas's voice on all the promos for the sponsors on the NFL net. broadcasts was such a tease. They should go out and get Kalas next year and bring a true experienced professional who definately deserves to be calling national NFL contests...
Mark

Georgetown, TX

#19 Nov 29, 2007
The Cowboys are playin the Packers, he counted the players on the field trying to agree with the ref and counted out loud 12 players on defense but he counted 11 players and 1 ref saying " yep thats 12 where i come from". what a stupid bastard.
Ike Dallas

Dallas, TX

#20 Nov 29, 2007
A year later and he still SUCKS!!!
and if he starts another sentence with "it would appear" I'm gonna vomit.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 6
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Bryant Gumbel Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News White House 'Upset' Over Chechnya's Ramzan Kady... (Jul '17) Jul '17 Fundiementally ill 2
News Chechen leader: 'We don't have any gays' (Jul '17) Jul '17 Magic Utah Uwear 1
News Profile | Denise Austin: Fitness adviser thrive... (Jan '10) May '14 DeniseAustinFan 4
News Viewers want Oprah, not her network (Jan '11) Jan '11 Mississippi Man 24
News Protecting our athletes (Aug '10) Aug '10 AndAnotherThing 1
News Bryant Gumbel says during TV appearance he has ... (Dec '09) Dec '09 Kat 2
News Bryant Gumbel Battling Lung Cancer (Dec '09) Dec '09 Carolyn J_Suddieth 3