December 22, 2017

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 3 comments

RIP Dick Enberg, one of the all time great sportscasters. Here's a great story by him of Norm Cash bringing a table leg to bat during Nolan Ryan's second no-hitter.

His sportscasting career spanned 60+ years. He covered just about everything: football, baseball, tennis, horse racing, golf, Olympics.

I loved hearing him and Merlin Olsen call NFL games on TV. (The other great announcing team was Pat Summerall and John Madden.)

posted by NoMich at 09:55 AM on December 22

Oh my. Enberg was fortunate to be present for many historic sporting moments. He knew how lucky he was. I'll have to think about whether I have a favorite moment.

posted by beaverboard at 10:06 AM on December 22

If there ever is a Mount Rushmore of sports announcers, Dick Enberg would occupy the central and most prominent place. He did all things well. I particularly enjoyed listening to him when he broadcast the major tennis tournaments. I would actually get up early on the weekends just to hear him doing "Breakfast at Wimbledon".

posted by Howard_T at 02:26 PM on December 22

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