I don't have a problem with Tim's use of the language and my two favorite color analysts (Don Sutton and Jim Kaat) aren't guys with Communications degrees, so...that isn't a problem for me.
What is, is McCarver's insistence on repeating clichés and hoary conventional wisdom as if they're revolutionary insight, his persistent need to state the obvious, his hamfisted attempts at being hip and the way he and Buck bring out the giggly, smarmy worst in each other.
He has two career lows, for me. His acting like Kevin McReynolds was the coolest guy on Earth after he gave that appalling interview in the '88 Playoffs and basically said he'd be okay if the Mets didn't make the World Series because then he could go back to Arkansas and hunt and his legendary whinefest after Deion Sanders doused him with water after the '92 NLCS.
He got backed up by a lot of writers who wanted an excuse to bash Deion, a lot of writers who said and wrote things that were patently absurd (like Mike Lupica tut tutting that he might have been electrocuted...as if every broadcaster who ventured into a winning locker room from about 1955 onward hadn't ended up looking like Jim Cantore covering a landfalling hurricane.)