new "career"

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  1. mark

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    Well, guys Friday night marked a new "career" for me. In quotes because it is very part time and I haven't quit any other jobs, but I started doing play-by-play for our local radio station for high school football. In our opener, Chariton (my team) defeated Winterset (John Wayne's birthplace) 29-7, heard exclusively on KELR, 105.3 in South Central Iowa. :D
     
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    I used to do that It's fun!
     
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    Mark,
    I, too, was a sports announcer; when in my late 20's and early thirtys; had a blast and would do it again in a heartbeat. Have a good time and enjoy it.
    WallyGator [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Have FUN, WG!(I useta to announce local boxing.)

    Rule #1...make sure you have the correct rosters of both teams & that the #s match the players. (Have fun on a muddy field!)

    Rule #2 of PBP announcing...BE SURE you have the PRONUNCIATIONS RIGHT, TO SAVE MAJOR EMBARRASSMENT!

    Sometimes, they aren't obvious. In Lawrence Co. OH we have Pedro, pronounced PEA-dro, and about 35 miles away is Rio Grande College, pronounced "RYE-oh".

    And remember baseball pitcher Eric Show, pronounced "sh-OWWW"(rhymes w/"allow") or Jim Beauchamp, pronounced "BEECH-mp"?

    I figure you've got a fair number of Indian names in Iowa, which can be a mouthful for an English speaker.
     
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    Congratulations, Mark!!

    My high school history teacher used to announce the football games. One time he made the mistake of saying the ball was spotted at the 51 yard line. :eek: They teased him about it for a long time. Not trying to put any pressure on you, Mark. Just have fun cheering for those Chargers!! [​IMG]
     
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    Good memory Rod! I can't believe you came up with the Chargers! And thanks for the tips and encouragement guys. I had a blast the first night.
     
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    I cheated and looked it up on the school website. [​IMG] Speaking of the website, whoever is in charge of updating it needs to clear out last year's schedule/results and replace it with this year's info. They must have had a good team last year. The wesite says they were 10-1!
     
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    The website server is locked/froze something and the old computer guy quit and oved away. We get about 2 calls a day about it. Still, impressive you'd go to that trouble. You're ok! Buddy. Got your Oklahoma Season Tickets yet? ;)
     
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    I sure wish I had Sooner tickets and the time and money to make the trip each week. I think most of their games will be on TV, so hopefully I will be able to watch most of them from the comfort of my own home. :D Are the Hawkeyes going to be competing for the Big 10 crown this year? I would love to see them get to the Rose Bowl and beat USC. [​IMG]
     
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    Yes the Hawks should be pretty good... I am already looking forward to beasketball and my second season with Dr. Tom Davis and the Drake Bulldogs. I have season tickets front row, in the baseline.
     

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