Chick needed no sidekicks. Baseball has so little action, Vin could spin his yarns minutes at a time. The basketball changes hands however every few seconds and the simulcast doesn’t allow much time for analysis.
My friends and I used to make fun of Stu Lantz’s usual brief summation, “Well, that’s right, Chick.” Chick would take it from there. KCAL should have never forced the second announcer on him anyway.
Also, the amazing thing about Chick’s Laker broadcasts was his realizing that his old lines had become clichés and never repeating them with the same intonation. When Stu (b)egged him to declare the “game in the fridge,” Chick toyed with Stu and the listeners by saying it just at the right moment.
These days, one can hear a typical baseball announcer force his way into a third-rate home-run call. But Hearn had a complete command over his terminology.
To use another worn-out cliché, he was a pro’s pro.p>He will be missed. br> — Dan Leo br> Sunny Isles Beach, FL
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?