The Voice of the NBA turns 77 next month.
Verne Lundquist; a Hearty Laugh and Natural Warmth that Might Never be Replaced
Whether he marveled or shuddered, emoted or agonized, Verne Lundquist was never about shtick or fabrication. Emotional, yes, scripted lines, no. Jack Nicklaus’ birdie at the 1986 Masters still resonates, “Yes Sir!” Lighthearted enthusiasm, of course. A hard hit, “How do you do!” Lundquist’s unmistakable hearty laugh has been comforting and reassuring for half a… Continue reading Verne Lundquist; a Hearty Laugh and Natural Warmth that Might Never be Replaced
Jerry Schemmel: Rockies’ Radio Voice and Survivor of Deadly United Airlines Crash Tests Life’s Limits
11 month old girl that Schemmel pulled from the wreckage of the ’89 crash died of a drug overdose in ‘09
In his 45th Season, the Reds’ Marty Brennaman is Taking it One Year at a Time
Succeeding a popular Al Michaels in ’74, Brennaman didn’t feel accepted immediately.
ESPN’s Linda Cohn: Longest Tenured Woman Anchor on Network TV
Cohn is among the top 5 women all-time with Mary Carillo, Suzyn Kolber, Robin Roberts, and Lesley Visser.
Jim Rome: Pioneer Network Sports Talk Host Stresses Knowledge and Uniqueness
Rome started his career by selling office equipment.
The NHL’s Mike Emrick: A Rapid-Fire Version of Dick Enberg
“With 90 percent of the players in visors, it’s hard to find something to hit.”
Bulls’ Voice Chuck Swirsky Talks his Career and Breaks Down NBA Playoffs
Swirsky doesn’t think talkies should infuse themselves into sports shows.
The Bruising Battle of the Blazers’ Brian Wheeler: From Abuse, To Obesity and A Sidelining Ailment
Some say Wheeler, 56, is the NBA’s best radio voice but he continues to fight an uneasy condition.
Warner Wolf: ‘Let’s Go to The Video Tape’
The New York and DC sports broadcasting legend found the humor in sports. He might have been the first.