Ex-Notre Dame football broadcaster rates among broadcasting flops

Jac Colilinsworth was recently dismissed from the Notre Dame football broadcasting team and it turns out he was very, very unpopular.

Dec 23, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; NBC Sports broadcaster Jac Collinsworth during the game
Dec 23, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; NBC Sports broadcaster Jac Collinsworth during the game / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Notre Dame football fans have never really been thrilled about the job that Jac Collinsworth and his partner Jason Garrett did when calling games for the Fighting Irish. Just how much he was disliked though, wasn't really known until recently.

Perhaps the Notre Dame football brass got ahold of a recent report that showed just how unpopular Collinsworth was before he was fired by NBC. Or maybe it was just such a well known factoid that they didn't need it in order to say goodbye to him.

One website that knows better than most just how much he was disliked is the one that is dedicated to memorializing just how unpopular quite a few broadcasters are. Awful Announcing has pulled no punches regarding the son of famed broadcaster and NFL wide receiver Chris Collinsworth.

With his dismissal from Irish broadcasts, the sports media site has named his time doing them one of the biggest sports broadcasting flops of the past decade. The list also includes Drew Brees, who lasted only one season as the Notre Dame football color commentator before leaving NBC and sports broadcasting altogether.

It's certainly interesting just how bad the broadcasters that call Fighting Irish games have been in a short amount of time.

Ex-Notre Dame football broadcaster rates among broadcasting flops

The good news here is that the guys on the list weren't exclusively Notre Dame broadcasters.

Interestingly, Gus Johnson happens to be on that list. That's despite the fact that he has a very loyal following and just about everyone loves the way he calls games. It turns out that whene he tried to do soccer, he didn't do well at all.

“It ends what will go down as one of the biggest rolls of the dice in sports broadcasting that ultimately ended in snake eyes.' Gus made his debut in 2013 calling the Champions League and soccer fans never truly accepted him as he was basically learning on the job."

For Notre Dame football fans, they just get to look forward to a fall with Dan Hicks as the team's play by play.