- Aug 23, 2008
It isn’t necessarily the best for hard-hitting analysis but I think the Buck/Aikman crew is one of the better listens these days, as a lot of what I generally dislike about Buck in the baseball booth somehow doesn’t transfer over (I think he is much more excited to cover football). Al and Cris are both starting to slow down with 49 as a notable pivot point.NFLN showed SB39 and then SB49 back to back, and it was shocking how much better Cris Collinsworth was in 2005 compared to ten years later. Maybe it was the fact that he shared color duties with Troy Aikman, so he didn't have to fill up dead air talking about stuff outside the game (like looking deep into Tom Brady's eyes).
I'm sure I felt differently at the time, but the Buck/Aikman/Collinsworth booth in 2005 was fantastic. I think Aikman has gotten better since then, but Cris has gotten much, much worse.