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RIP Budd Lynch

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by WolvEagle, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Budd, 95, was the Detroit Red Wings' public address announcer and previously broadcast Wings' games with Bruce Martyn - they were a great team. Budd is in the Hockey Hall of Fame - a great announcer who was a charitable guy. He held an annual golf outing.

    He certainly will be missed in the Detroit area. He really was the voice of Joe Louis Arena.

    He had a sense of humor about having one arm - the other was blown off while serving in the Canadian military in World War II.

    I'm quite sure the Wings will have some sort of tribute once this stupid lockout ends.

    Here's the link:

  2. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    RIP. Great guy.
  3. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    RIP to an icon. Don't think the story mentioned it, but Mr. Lynch also did some national hockey work on CBS.

    Time marches on. Oh, the memories of listening to "The Great Voice of the Great Lakes" with Bruce, Sid, then Paul.

    Sad times on the Detroit sports scene.
  4. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press wrote a nice obit: http://www.freep.com/article/20121009/SPORTS05/121009030/budd-lynch-dies-death-detroit-red-wings?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
  5. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Sad day, indeed. He was up there with Ernie Harwell. He'll be missed greatly.
  6. Knighthawk

    Knighthawk Member

    Lived a lot, even for 95 years, and never had a bad word for anyone. He'll be missed.
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