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The Sports Business Journal, a publication read by many in the sports media industry, conducted a  poll of its readership, including asking them to name their favorite sportscasters. With about 2,300 respondents, here are some of the results:

Favorite play-by-play: Al Michaels, squeaking past Joe Buck, 15.3 percent to 15.0.

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Favorite studio show host: Chris Berman (!) edging Bob Costas, 21.4-20.8.

Favorite game analyst: Kirk Herbstreit on top (12.2), with John Madden second (10.9).

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Favorite (non-game-related) studio show: Pardon the Interruption, in a romp, with 37.9. Real Sports a distant second at 12.9.

Favorite NFL studio show analyst: Terry Bradshaw (13.1) over a group bunched at about 9 percent (Cris Collinsworth, Tom Jackson, Howie Long).

Favorite non-NFL studio show analyst: Charles Barkley (25.8), more than 10 points better than Peter Gammons and Herbstreit.

And to disagree: Berman? Too loud, too corny, too much in general.  PTI is entertaining enough, but it doesn't make much sense to compare it to the excellent Real Sports. They're really not the same kind of show. Nothing against Bradshaw, but if I could listen to only one guy talk about the NFL, it would be Jackson.

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