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Television loses a legend

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Elliotte Friedman, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  3. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Elliotte, I know you're prepping for HNIC right now, but I hope there's a long obit on the pregame show. RIP. A real pro.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Wittman used to do the Oilers games on HNIC for a while, wasn't it? Can't remember if it was Edmonton or Vancouver, but seemed he always got the second game.
  5. JR

    JR Active Member

    Don Wittman could call a chess match and make it sound exciting.

    The guy did everything: hockey, curling, football, track and field.

    He was one of the absolute best TV sports guys in all of North America.

  6. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Mr. Wittman's obit just moved on the national AP wire, which I thought was good to see.
  7. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    HNIC did a very good job honoring Mr. Wittman and explaining his importance to the medium.
  8. RedCanuck

    RedCanuck Active Member

    He was a tremendous CFL announcer in particular in my mind, and I think Winnipeg was actually his prime NHL role for a while there. Indeed, a great broadcaster.
  9. DocTalk

    DocTalk Active Member

    I grew up listening to Don Wittman and it was wonderful being able to work with him the past five years.

    Elliotte please pay my respects to the CBC crew.
  10. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    ESPN's Bottom Line: "Wittman was the face of Canadian Broadcasting Centre sports television for more than 40 years."

    Nice going, fellas.

    It was a nice touch on ESPN's part to mention it, though.

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