Minutes away, and I realize this is my first World Cup in English. High-definition trumps all else, I guess. I much prefer the Spanish-language announcers, and have listened to them ever since I started watching the World Cup. But I gotta go high-def, baby!
Here is the website of the first Spanish-language soccer announcer to make a real impact on me: Tony Tirado. Let's put it this way ... he was on Univision when it was still called SIN. And here is a great article from four years ago, by Peter Goldstein, on growing up Anglo but with soccer as a Spanish-language passion.