People Don't Seem To Like This Chris Rose Guy

Thursday, November 05, 2009


I've never had any feelings for FOX's Chris Rose, one way or another, before. That is until FOX decided that he's their "Ernie Johnson" and put him in front of the camera every chance they got. He's really a terrible announcer, but he hasn't really had the time or training to even be considered one. He has however been a host/interviewer before, and based on last night's postgame performance, I think we can officially say he isn't very good at that either.

Chris not only decided to address Derek Jeter as "Jeets", but he continually tried to go with a GPS joke about the parade route, thus confusing the players to no end. If you hop into Twitter and search for Chris Rose, you can read some of the reactions to his stellar work....

- Chip Caray, congrats. The worst postseason broadcast performance now goes to Chris Rose. What a complete embarrassment.
- How obnoxious is it that Fox's toolbag Chris Rose?
- Chris Rose is a grease fire as an anchor/reporter. It's like casting Jim Carrey in a serious role.
- Chris Rose should be out of a job tomorrow
- chris rose suuuuuuuuux
- I have no idea what Chris Rose was talking about, neither did Jorge or DJ.
- I hope Chris Rose asks more players how they feel and to soak it in.
- Chris Rose should stick to poker commentary

I love how it took a World Series win for people to realize how annoying Chris Rose can be. My personal favorite moment from the postgame was that Mariano Rivera had to bring up the retirement question by himself, and then answer it. Just terrible.

With that said, FOX's attempt at the Series wasn't all that bad this year. I still think that Tim McCarver doesn't know what he's talking about, but he does have his brief moments of genius. And Joe Buck was surprisingly tolerable for once.

Head to Deadspin for some more tweets about Rose....

Chip Caray Surrenders His Crown To Chris Rose As The Most Loathed Broadcaster In Baseball (Deadspin)

Posted by Awful Announcing at 12:55 PM

9 Comments:

I agree. I found Buck and McCarver to be far less irritating than usual this year.

GMoney said...
Nov 5, 2009, 1:24:00 PM  

I found Chris Rose to be just as irritating as he usually is.

Steve Smith said...
Nov 5, 2009, 1:31:00 PM  

Felt to me like Buck was rooting for the Yankees the entire postseason and while it's no secret that Fox wanted the Yankees in the series - I didn't need to be reminded every time Joe opened his mouth.

Duane said...
Nov 5, 2009, 1:47:00 PM  
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JFein said...
Nov 5, 2009, 2:08:00 PM  

Nathan Brice does not agree with this assessment of Chris Rose.

/My apologies if I stile RJBO's comment idea.

I agree that Buck and McCarver had one of their better World Series this year.

JFein said...
Nov 5, 2009, 2:12:00 PM  

Normally can't stand Buck or McCarver, but this year found them to be pretty good too. But Chris Rose was just absolutely brutal. He was painful to listen to. They should fire that tool based on last night's performance alone!

beck2142 said...
Nov 5, 2009, 4:23:00 PM  

Chris Rose does for hosting what Pam Ward does for play by play. His main contribution to broadcasting was to make Tom Arnold sound coherent on the Best Damn Sports Show Period.

Mike said...
Nov 5, 2009, 4:52:00 PM  

Buck and McCarver were as horrific as they always are. What are you clowns talking about? Even if they weren't as annoying, which I find hard to believe, the point is to get rid of both of them, not admit you can tolerate them. Vin Scully should be doing the world series alone. Hands down.

The ZaZ said...
Nov 5, 2009, 5:21:00 PM  

How about this idea? For the World Series, whoever is the home team - their announcers get the national call.. ie. If its Yankees at home, Michael Kay or John Sterling call the game on Fox. If its the Dodgers at home, Vin Scully makes the call for Fox. THis way, we get rid of the network tools and add some flavor to the show, giving fans the chance to hear announcers from around the country.

RRWRAYIII said...
Nov 8, 2009, 9:44:00 PM  

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