5 Year Member
I also remember a lyle call. It went something like this......Their QB is rolling out, we got him on the run, this is gonna be a BBBBIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGG loss.....but he scraps forward to get some of it back. Ok looks like 2nd and 7.While it is very romantical to listen on the radIo, it could also be extremely frustrating. "Sorley sends it down the right sideline. He has a man. It's Tim Smith, he's got it at the Missouri six yard line, ohhh what a throw! NO,........they're saying it's Missouri's ball! It was intercepted! The safety must have got in there and taken it away." Never could understand why the announcer wouldn't wait to know what he was saying before reporting it. It wasn't like I would have known everything was happening three seconds sooner than he was saying it. He has to realize it is life and death on the receiving end of his words, right?
You want exciting radio? Remember when they wouldn't show Indy live? "Here they come into turn three, it's Andretti with Unser and Foyt right behind zeeeaaaarrr, zeeeeaaaarrr.......zeeeeaaaarrr. Over to you in turn four Chris! Yeah, it is still Andretti with Unser and then Foyt zeeeeaaarrr, zeeeeaaarr........zeeeeaaarrr"
When our kids grow up and watch games in VR and it will be like actually being in the stadium if not on the field, they will look back at staring at a sixty inch tv in a fixed spot in the room like we remember the radio.