We here at Sportscaster Life love Doc Emrick. A search of Doc Emrick on the website yields 16 (now 17) different stories where he’s either the focus of, or mentioned in. There’s good reason for that too…by many in and out of hockey, Doc Emrick is the gold standard for sportscasters around the world. His vocabulary, prep, delivery and much more make him such a special and unique broadcast talent.
So any mention of Emrick that pops up on the web will be (rest assured) posted here for your reading pleasure. Today’s installment is a Q&A that popular broadcast website Awful Announcing did with Doc not too long ago. The interview was not long after Emrick had received his fourth consecutive Sports Emmy for outstanding play-by-play personality and discusses his love for his job, the current NHL playoffs and of course his impressive vocabulary.
Just moments after winning his fourth consecutive Sports Emmy for outstanding play-by-play personality— beating out Bob Costas, Verne Lundquist, Al Michaels and Jim Nantz— NBC Sports’ Mike “Doc” Emrick spoke with Awful Announcing about his achievements, his award-winning broadcast style and why he so greatly respects the postseason playoff players whose games he calls.
Shortly after receiving his award, Emrick was catching a train from New York City to Washington, D.C, where he’ll be calling Game 7 of the Washington Capitals-Pittsburgh Penguins series tonight on NBCSN alongside Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire.
How many is that for you in this category?
I think it’s four? I don’t know. I’m sure there’s a way to find out.
What does it mean to be respected by your peers like that?
It means a lot to wind up with my name next to the other four, because fortunately I know all four of them, and I just like being around all four of them. And to be in that vicinity, in that card, in that program, that’s just great with me. And the fact that I wind up with one of these is shocking.
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