"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" Patrick Henry
By far my favorite broadcasting crew.
I KNOW Verne is a long way from technically perfect but he possesses the most valuable talent a play by play guy can have---
The ability to make the big play seem even bigger.
Most play by play announcers are very good but almost like reporters. They depend on their color guys to provide the excitement.
Verne, on the other hand feels the same excitement as the fan watching when a big play occurs and he delivers it to perfection.
His.."Do you believe this!!!"...."OHHHH MY" etc. add sound or audio adrenaline to what the eyes have just witnessed to the point that you never forget the play. Ever.
Watch.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lEkY...1&feature=fvwp That "Touchdown Alabama!!!" will stick with you forever.
This sticks with me also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0uCfZ98vf4