Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Captivating Kalas

OK, so this has absolutely nothing to do with my comics, but you all should know by now that I'm a huge Steeler fan in particular, football in general. Hey, I grew up in Western Pa. what would you expect? Harry Kalas' death yesterday hit me differently than it did those generations of Philly fans who listened to him call baseball games. Kalas was the voice of NFL Films for me. He brought a sense of drama and intensity to highlights that just captivates me to this day. Here's a link to a piece from on Kalas and my comment should be there, you might have to scroll down to find it.
If not here's what I wrote:
"I'm sorry that I missed out regularly hearing Harry calling the Phils, because he was/is an integral part of the NFL experience for me. I was checking NFL Films to make sure he did do some of the pieces I remembered -- most notably Super Bowl X. And listening to the excerpts and tribute, I had to say out loud "you know, it just sounds right!" that is Kalas' narration. His voice brought a sense of epic proportion and drama to HIGHLIGHTS that I swear is largely unmatched. Maybe that's overstating it a bit, but I don't need to watch an entire Super Bowl, playoff game or mid-season matchup if I can just listen to Harry tell me how it all went down. Again, hearing him call an entire game must have been sweet."

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