Depends how you define passion.Speed is an A-League/Soccer guy who has zero passion for AFL.
If there is such a thing as the perfect commentator, it's Martin Tyler. Could listen to him commentate paint dry.Depends how you define passion.
The fact that speed is not from an AFL background, yet calls the game well speaks volumes for him.
His hero is Martin Tyler, one of the worlds renowned commentators. Many AFL commentators could take a leaf out of his book
Scroll through his twitter. Full of A-League posts/retweets with a sprinkling of AFL/NRL. Yes he knows enough about the game to commentate it but it's clear where his passion lies.
Maher is on channel 7I like him and I don't buy the sycophant angle. You can tell that his colleagues like him and that he gels well with them.
Andy Maher was mentioned alongside Howard earlier in the thread but if you watch the disgust wash across Mark Waugh's face during the Big Bash when Maher is in the box with him and then contrast it to the laid back joy that's visible when he's with Howie, it paints a telling picture.