they have become so obnoxious and pervasive these days it just drives me crazy. whether they are announcers, sportscasters and *ESPECIALLY* ESPN sportscenter and program hosts, it has become all about *THEM* not the sports... how fucking annoying is this? just once i would like to be able to watch highlights the way i used to 20 years ago... without some annoying personality, trying to make a name for himself by screaming "BAM!" or yelling or doing some schtick or catch phrase or sound effects during the highlights. all they are doing is trying to get attention and one up each other... has this ruined anyone else's enjoyment of highlight shows, sportscenter, sportscasts etc? i used to love to watch sportscenter 15 years ago or so...now i cannot stand it. i cannot stand commentators for live sports who talk *ALL THE TIME* over the action...endlessly, never shutting up, making stupid comments... In my opinion there should be, from now on, in all broadcasts, an optional "commentator mute" selection on sports programming...i am sick of it. these self-absorbed, self-important schmucks can fuck off IMO. it is one thing to make a great "call" once in awhile like Al Michaels' "Do You Believe in Miracles...Yes!" when the US college kids beat the Soviets in 1980 (which was so awesome, i was 8 years old) YouTube - miracle on ice and the "Giants won the pennant, the Giants Won the Pennant" in 1951 YouTube - The Shot Heard 'Round The World and the Stanford-Cal game "The band is out on the field!!!" YouTube - Cal Bears Football 82: The Play but the non stop chatter, catch phrases, intonations, repetition of nonsense and in-jokes is ruining everything today. STOP!!!!!