Best pro sports announcer - 2000
Mike Haynes, AM-950/The Fan
So what if he's a bellowing hometowner, or if his game-night excitations go way over the top. Hockey announcer Mike Haynes, who does Avalanche games for 950 The Fan, gives a dead-accurate, right-on call of a lightning-fast sport, and his enthusiasm is contagious. Many Avs fans watching the game on TV pay him the ultimate compliment by offing the volume on their sets and pumping up the radio. The real measure of Haynes's energy? He's detested in every NHL city but Denver; in Red Wings-crazy Detroit, he needs a police escort to and from Joe Louis Arena.