Working as the announcer at live sports events for over 25 years has provided me a front row seat to some of the most spectacular sports moments in recent history.
It’s hard for me to pick a favorite. Joe Sakic turning and handing The Stanley Cup to Ray Bourque. David Tyree’s catch using mostly his helmet. NFL Film’s Steve Sabol called that “the greatest play the Super Bowl has ever produced”. I announced T.J. Oshie all six times he skated to the shootout circle in Team USA’s thrilling victory over Team Russia on the Russian’s home ice in Sochi last year. Pretty cool, huh?
The first Colorado Rockies batter I introduced at the first Major League Baseball game I announced was Eric Young. Moments later, history, with his leadoff home run in front of 80, 227 at Mile High Stadium in 1993. Two years later, I called Dante Bichette’s name just before his electrifying 14th inning home run that put the unforgettable finishing touch on Coors Field’s Opening Day. Have a favorite Super Bowl Half Time Show? The Rolling Stones? Bruce Springsteen? Madonna? I got to announce all three! And for the record, Prince was my favorite halftime at Super Bowl XLI.
I’ve had opportunity to interview Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, John Madden, Emmitt Smith, and Lawrence Taylor. At the 2010 HOF ceremony, I interviewed Joe Montana and Steve Young at the same time. I was told that was the first time it ever happened. I look forward to every new year, every new season, and every new memory I’m fortunate enough to experience.