Ode to Doc Emrick

I occasionally listen to old sports broadcasts by Howard Cosell, Red Barber, Vin Skully, or Keith Jackson and when I do I’m nostalgic for the voices of my youth. The voices that held the essence of summer or fall.

This is how I feel when I listen to Doc Emrick.

Although I’ve got a soft spot for Mike Lang (Lord Stanley Lord Stanley Pass me the brandy) because I watch the Penguins and Gary Thorne because I’m a Maine Black Bear, I recognize Emrick’s genius.

Part cornball, part all-seeing hockey eye, Emrick makes even the mundane exciting

My dream is to have him announce my out of office message. “Bruce isn’t in the office now and OH YOU CAN LEAVE A MESSAGE IF YOU WANT TO!!!!

It’s one thing to remember greatness but quite another to hear it unfold in front of you.

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