Joe Beninati: Web Log Wordsmith

by Ryan

In case you weren’t aware, tonight’s Sabres game is on Versus. This is perfect, as any Flyers game on Versus is a good time, with their studios located in Philadelphia and all that poetic justice and whatnot. Still, Sabres fans will have to offset the analysis for HD broadcast. That seems reasonable when you really think about it.

Still, I thought this would be as good a time as any to talk about our favorite Versus announcer: Joe Beninati. I was watching the Caps/Penguins game on Sunday when something came across the screen: It said, “Read Joe’s Blog!” Surely not the Joe who pontificates about hockey weekly. It must be some other Joe.

Oh no, it’s that Joe.

Actually, after giving it a look there isn’t much to make fun of. He doesn’t use his command of the English language as much, but he does sound very knowledgeable and gives some good opinions on the games he covers. It’s clear that Joe knows his hockey, and he really does seem to love covering guys like Ovechkin and Semin for the Caps. Then again, who wouldn’t?

That said, I totally want Rick Jeanneret to start a blog. Think of the possibilities. His diatribe against composite sticks would be epic.


  1. Zach

    At one point Jeanneret had a blog on the MSG website, but that was a few years ago.

  2. tj

    > He doesn't use his command of the English language as much…

    I agree, it'd awesome if he could write like he speaks/comments… His commentary play-by-play is wonderful and the best…