After the passing of Gil Santos, I was thinking about the state of Boston's broadcast teams. I know things could be much worse and it comforts me that Yankee fans have to listen to some of the most annoying broadcasters in the country. However, the current collection of broadcast teams are probably the weakest in my lifetime. For those of us that grew up with the likes of Ned Martin, Fred Cusick, Gil Santos, Johnny Most, it's quite a step down. We had it pretty damn good and we'll probably never be blessed with such generational voices across all 4 teams like that again. A little breakdown of the past 40 years: RED SOX Tim Neverett-Joe Castiglione Dave O'Brien-Jerry Remy PATRIOTS Bob Socci-Scott Zolak BRUINS Jack Edwards-Andy Brickley Judd Sirott-Bob Beers CELTICS Mike Gorman-Tommy Heinsohn/Brian Scalabrine Sean Grande-Cedric Maxwell Compare that to: RED SOX TV 70s:Ken Coleman-Johnny Pesky 70s Dick Stockton-Harrelson 80s Ned Martin- Montgomery 90s: Sean McDonough/Kurtz-Remy 00s: McDonough/Orsillo-Remy RED SOX RADIO 70s Ken Coleman/Ned Martin-Jim Woods 80s Ken Coleman- Joe Castiglione 90s-00s Castiglione-Trupiano PATRIOTS 70s-00s Gil Santos-Gino Cappeletti/Scott Zolak (Some Curt Gowdy, Dale Arnold, Jon Morris) BRUINS RADIO 70s-80s Bob Wilson-Johnny Bucyk (Some Ordway, Park) 90s Wilson-Bucyk and Bob Neumeier-Bob Beers 00s Dave Goucher-Bob Beers BRUINS TV 70s-mid 90s Fred Cusick-Johnny Peirson/Derek Sanderson mid 90s-mid 00s Dale Arnold-Gord Kluzak and Dave Shea/Andy Brickley CELTICS RADIO 70s-80s Johnny Most- Gil Santos/Glenn Ordway 90s Ordway-Jerry Sichting and Spencer Ross/Howard David- Cedric Maxwell CELTICS TV 70s Dick Stockton/Len Berman- Bob Cousy 80s Gil Santos-Bob Cousy and Mike Gorman-Tom Heinsohn 90s Gorman-Heinsohn and Heinsohn-Cousy Castiglione is good but he's definitely lost his fastball. Gorman is still very good and Tommy is what he is at 80. I'm not a fan of Jack and Cedric's shtick .You either love them or hate them. Zo's shtick can be annoying at times but I can tolerate it. Socci and Sirott are pretty much the same guy, nasaly voice, vanilla, too verbose. Neverett is a nothingburger and O'Brien is O'Brien. Still some decent talent there with guys like Grande, Remy and Brickley, but we were pretty damn lucky to have the guys that have been the soundtrack to our sports memories before them.