The Story Behind “Matteau!”

Stick tap to Alberni Valley Bulldogs broadcaster Evan Hammond for posting this. Deadspin has profiled Howie Rose’s call of the Game 7 OT winner that propelled the New York Rangers into the Cup Final, and ultimately to a Stanley Cup over the Vancouver Canucks. Howie Rose was never one to use a canned line, but…

The Doc Emrick Soundboard

The website “Deadspin”, home to all things weird and wonderful on the internet today posted something that sportscasters and tech geeks would consider a work of art. NHL Broadcaster Mike “Doc” Emrick is known for his vast vocabulary and now he has his very own soundboard to prove it. Now we can take in Doc’s 121…

Weideman’s Game 6 OT Winner

Courtesy of Tyler King (Fort McMurray Oil Barons Play-by-play Voice), comes John Weideman’s call from  Tuesday night’s Game 6 OT winner, propelling the Chicago Blackhawks into the Western Conference Final ahead of the Minnesota Wild. Patrick Kane got the winner in another odd-goal moment, similar to his Cup-winner tally from a few seasons ago against…

Costas Bails on Broadcast to Pee

Legendary baseball commentator Bob Costas couldn’t hold it anymore, abandoning the booth mid-innings to answer nature’s call. One of the most respected personalities in American sport, Costas was calling a game between the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners when he had to go. Literally. Costas asked his broadcasting partner John Smoltz on air, “How are your play-by-play…