It’s a tough ask to get football lovers to pick their all-time favourite commentator, but several Crows players have revealed their number ones.
No surprises that Bruce McAvaney and Brian Taylor [BT] were the favourites, but they weren’t the only commentators to receive love from the players.
Of course, BT got a special mention from Jordan Gallucci for the time he called Myles Poholke ‘Dylan’ after his AFL debut:
And believe it or not, Poholke himself also picked BT as his favourite.
Even Mark Ricciuto got a vote, courtesy of Rory Atkins - surely for this beauty in Port Pirie:
Rory Sloane and Daniel Talia were both fans of James Brayshaw for his humor and ‘carry on’ (as Talia put it).
First-year Crow Kieran Strachan went for Australian cricket legend Richie Benaud, labelling the Aussie icon as the voice of summer.
And just in case you couldn’t be bothered doing the maths, we tallied up the votes and Bruce came out on top with 12 votes to BT’s 10.
Here are the choices:
Wayne Milera: Bruce M
Tyson Stengle: Brian Taylor, because he’s funny
Tom Doedee: Bruuuuuuce!
Sam Jacobs: Brian Taylor - love the theatre
Rory Sloane: JB [James Brayshaw], love his humour
Rory Laird: BT
Rory Atkins: Mark Ricciuto
Riley Knight: Bruce because he calls me Knight not Knights
Richard Douglas: BRUCE, such a great guy and knows how to call/compliment a big moment in a game
Reilly O’Brien: Anthony Hudson - the GOAT with so many historic calls
Paul Hunter: BT, so unique
Ned McHenry: BT. His roaming element is unique and engaging, I love that
Myles Poholke: BT, funny as
Matt Crouch: Bruce, love his passion
Lachlan Murphy: Bruce, don’t need to say why. He’s a legend
Kyle Hartigan: Howie [Mark Howard]
Kieran Strachan: Richie Benaud, you know it’s summer when you hear his voice
Jordon Butts: BT
Jordan Gallucci: BT, because he called Polks ‘Dylan’
Jake Kelly: Bruce, GOAT
Hugh Greenwood: Bruceeeeeee
David Mackay: Bruce because he does his research and he’s passionate
Darcy Fogarty: BT, loves it
Daniel Talia: JB, mayo and carry on is elite (The Rub Catch-Up)
Chayce Jones: BT because of his enthusiasm
Brodie Smith: Bruce
Brad Crouch: Bruce
Andy Otten: Bruce. He’s the voice of Australian sport
Andrew McPherson: Bruce - very knowledgeable
So, time to vote!