Here’s my picks for the state’s top five college football broadcasting teams. Honorable mention would have to go to OSU’s current team of Dave Hunziker (“Pistols firing!) and John Holcomb.
1. John Brooks and Mike Treps, OU, 1978-1990. John Brooks’ colorful calls (“Geeminy Christmas!) and Treps’ thoughtful analysis brought excitement to the broadcasts.
2. Curt Gowdy and Bob Murphy, OU, 1945-1950. The pair covered OU’s first national title and went on to become Hall of Fame baseball announcers.
3. Bill Teegins and Tim Dirato, OSU, 1991-2000. The underrated team covered the Cowboys with flair until Teegins was silenced by the plane crash.
4. Bruce Howard and Rick Couri, TU, 1993-2011. Howard’s excellent play-by-play skills and Couri’s passion for TU sports makes for an entertaining broadcast.
5. Bob Barry and Merv Johnson, OU, 1999-2010. As the voice of OU athletics for many years, Barry thrived with many partners. Johnson brings interesting analysis through his insights in the program.