Thursday, April 19, 2007

A ring-a-ding-dong-dandy

Anyone else out there missing Ed Whalen? Man, there was a sportscaster with personality. Don't get me wrong...I love Peter Maher, but he's the radio guy and that's different.

As for the boys at Sportsnet, their cookie-cutter looks and Armani suits will never evoke the same kind of nostalgia as good old Ed. And I'll bet you'll never hear them refer to "a little fisticuffing in the corner" and offer such sage words of advice as "it's 2-1 Oilers, and if the Flames don't score, they're not going to win this hockey game."

Dear Ed: We miss ya, man.


dave t said...

I remember hearing Ed speak at a Father & Son night once... pure class. And the stories he told about his beginnings: covering games in small towns, Stampede Wrestling. It was an unexpectedly awesome night.

FYI, came here via fiveholefanatic's Twitter.

Smokin' Ray said...

I don't get it. You started this years ago and only did 3 posts? WTF? is looking for some good Flames writers. Come and join the fun.

A Z R said...

Domebeers loves Ed, which is why we have yet to introduce Whalens Cadaver as a character yet.