Top Sports Broadcasting Calls
“Brady’s back. That’s your quarterback. Who left the building? Unicorns. Show ponies. Where’s the beef? Boy, when you thought you’ve seen it all, when it’s total despair, fourteen years in the league, situation after situation he’s been through, and to elevate a rookie, my god.”
That was the radio call from Bob Socci and Scott Zolak on 98.5 of The Sports Hub. Socci and Zolak called Tom Brady’s game-winning touchdown pass to Kenbrell Thompkins to beat the New Orleans Saints with five seconds left on Sunday afternoon.
Here’s the call from Socci and Zolak made in Techmo Bowl form.
This radio call by Socci and Zolak is absolutely bananas and it got me thinking of all the great broadcasting calls over the years. So, I discovered some great radio calls, and compiled the best. Sit back and enjoy.
Al Michaels and the “Miracle on Ice”
The Merriam-Webster definition of miracle is, “an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs,” and this game in the 1980 Winter Olympics was truly a miracle on ice.
The Legend of Vin Scully
Vin Scully has delivered many gems in his career, but none may be bigger than the 1986 World Series, and 1988 World Series. Take a listen at :44 seconds for his call of the game-winning run for New York Mets, and then, at 2:33 for his call of Kirk Gibson’s walk-off home run.
Bill Raftery in the NCAA Tournament
In the NCAA tournament, Bill Raftery yells everything from, “ONIONS,” to “Send it in Jerome.”
Best of Gus Johnson
March Madness hasn’t been the same without Gus Johnson yelling through our television screens, but enjoy these classic calls of Johnson in the NCAA tournament.
“The Band is on the Field”
On November 20, 1982, the California Golden Bears scurried into the endzone, as the band was on the field and beat Stanford in a wild, and crazy game. Enjoy this legendary call.
If I missed any, be sure to leave a comment. Thank your for reading.