For Showtime's boxing coverage, they decided to bring on former boxing judge Chuck Giampa and use his vast knowledge of boxing to help fans know how to score fights. Or as Giampa puts it, "taking you inside the mind of a judge". ...and nothing else apparently. It is a pretty bad performance, but it was his debut, so I guess we can cut him a little slack. So I've decided to compile a list of the worst calls of all time. #5- Dick Vitale's Improv A lot of people don't like Dick Vitale, I appear to be in the minority, but even I agree this clip is bad. After Dan Shulman gets knocked over by Duke's Kyle Singler, Dickie V decides to throw in a little improv. Bad idea. So he's saying its a charge? It seems like Dick Vitale is just afraid to take control and call the game for just a few moments. #4- Chip Caray's Basehit Caught I don't like Chip Caray. Chip is definitely the weak link in his broadcasting family, his father, Skip, was a longtime announcer for the Atlanta Braves, and his grandfather, Harry, was the very popular Chicago Cubs announcer. Chip continuously gets things wrong and this clip is a perfect example. The way the ball was hit, it was clear it was going to be an out, but Chip allowed himself to be a fan for a moment and called it a basehit. A hit that would have won the game. No wonder why the Cubs fired him. #3- Tim McCarver Can't Count Tim McCarver has been in the game for a long time. Hard telling why, but he has been there awhile. In Game 1 of the epic 2011 World Series, McCarver makes one of his many blunders by saying the word 'strike' has five letters. ...or as Family Guy sees it #2- Everything Pam Ward Does Pam Ward of ESPN gives female broadcasters a bad name. A lot of female announcers do a good job, like Beth Mowins and Doris Burke, but its Pam Ward that ruins all the work they put in. Here are just some of her fumbles:
- "He has thrown three picks, but no interceptions"
- When announcing a game in Lexington, she called Lexington "Louisville"
- After a punt, she said the fair catch had been caught, but it was rolling down field.
- "A 100 yard touchdown return for the touchdown
- #1- "Boom Goes The Dynamite"