Explain announcers to me

So there are play by play announcers like Goldberg and Renallo.   But, I'm not clear on what they do.   And then you have people like Rogan and Jimmy Smith.  What are they called and what is the difference between the two types of announcers?

So the play by play guys are the color guys?

Guys like Goldberg are the play-by-play and Rogan is the "color guy" (expert analyst).

The problem with the Rogan/Goldberg duo is that they would blur the lines between the two. Joe would often turn into a play-by-play guy himself when he sees the action pick up and wants to call the big strikes as they happen.
And then Goldberg, at times, would want to prove his knowledge and try to talk about the intricacies of the striking game and ground game.

Gordo1581 - Guys like Goldberg are the play-by-play and Rogan is the "color guy" (expert analyst).

The problem with the Rogan/Goldberg duo is that they would blur the lines between the two. Joe would often turn into a play-by-play guy himself when he sees the action pick up and wants to call the big strikes as they happen.
And then Goldberg, at times, would want to prove his knowledge and try to talk about the intricacies of the striking game and ground game.

Thanks for explaining that.

The lines are much more blurry in MMA.

 

In American football for instance, the play by play guy calls the plays on the field, then the time between plays, when the offence and defense are setting up on the line of scrimmage, the colour commentator fills in with his commentary.

 

In MMA both Joe and Goldberg would comment on what is happening in the fight, and would offer colour comments. There are much less defined lines with these roles in MMA.

The play by play guy is the guy with no imagination. He can only tell you what he sees in front of him.

The colored commentator is a black guy hired by the company to help with it's image of being an equal opportunity employer.

Gordo1581 - Guys like Goldberg are the play-by-play and Rogan is the "color guy" (expert analyst).

The problem with the Rogan/Goldberg duo is that they would blur the lines between the two. Joe would often turn into a play-by-play guy himself when he sees the action pick up and wants to call the big strikes as they happen.
And then Goldberg, at times, would want to prove his knowledge and try to talk about the intricacies of the striking game and ground game.

"Teep!"