Les Murray

Les Murray (left) and Craig Foster accept the Logie for Most Outstanding Sports Coverage after the 2006 World Cup

A great sports broadcaster falls somewhere between a great critic and a fellow fan. Sport is primarily useful, meaningful or beautiful because of its aesthetics, its visceral and emotional impact, and a great commentator makes those elements comprehensible to us in real time. Any sports fan will know the power of a gifted broadcaster to enhance, or create, your enjoyment of a particular game.