Archive for May 13th, 2008

13
May
08

Worst Signature Phrase

Harry Carey had his “Holy cow! There’s “How about that?!”, “Rock and roll!” and a bunch of others that have become entrenched in use by sports broadcasters everywhere. Yes, a slam dunk can be dramatic in a basketball game. Even more so in the NBA playoffs. Better yet, when one “superstar” throws down on another. But describing it as “No regard for human life!”???

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13
May
08

Biting Off Too Much

I love cats. I also love bald eagles and I have had the good fortune to see many of both. I also understand the need to always make sure that the chosen course of action is, indeed, correct.

13
May
08

“That’s our news. Goodnight neighbor.”

Ron Stone, retired news anchor for KPRC TV in Houston, has passed away. He was, indeed, a fixture while I was growing up in Texas. One of the things that I remember most, besides his easy going style of broadcasting, was the fact that he also did the Houston Oilers broadcasts. This was not special by itself, but Ron was the anchor for the NBC affiliate in town. And his broadcast cohorts were the leads for the ABC and CBS affiliates. I always thought that was pretty cool.