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Is this normal?

Postby Richard Zemlak on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:45 am

I often times get chills (literally) listening to Mike Lange's radio replays. Kind of weird but the guy is just awesome.
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby CERV96 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:47 am

Lange is awesome. I am sure someone will complain about him though.

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Re: Is this normal?

Postby Kovy27 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:12 am

Obviously, his radio calls are terrible. They can't win with the guy calling the play like that.
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:18 am

He's good on the radio, but I never listen to the radio. I've never gotten chills from listening to something though.
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby CERV96 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:30 am

Kovy27 wrote:Obviously, his radio calls are terrible. They can't win with the guy calling the play like that.


He is not even the best radio announcer in this town. I can't believe they let someone like Steve Mears go and keep this guy.
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby CERV96 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:31 am

No offense to the OP. I love Mike Lange. He is in the HOF for a reason.
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby Hawkeynut on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:36 am

Mike Lange is an original and would love to see him back on TV anyday.
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:51 am

Yeah, it sucks that they let Mears go. Dude is legit.
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby Froggy on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:55 am

I don't know... I didn't grow up in Pittsburgh, so I don't have nostalgia for him announcing games on TV. To me at least, he sounds like an unspectacular even disinterested at times announcer who has WACKY GOAL CATCHPHRASES!

Unpopular opinion, I know
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby Richard Zemlak on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:55 am

And then what's up with Root sports saying "Brent Sutter" is the Player of the Game right after the game was over and Steigy says "Brent" too like he's Anchorman reading whatever is on the monitor?
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:59 am

Froggy wrote:I don't know... I didn't grow up in Pittsburgh, so I don't have nostalgia for him announcing games on TV. To me at least, he sounds like an unspectacular even disinterested at times announcer who has WACKY GOAL CATCHPHRASES!

Unpopular opinion, I know


I don't know if this is trolling for agreement from haters or not, but I grew up in Pittsburgh and feel a similar way. I don't think he's bad, and liked him a little over a decade ago, but that period on tv where he was seemingly incoherently drunk still sticks with me. I can take him or leave him at this point. If he didn't go with a "saying" evrey goal, it would be more interesting.
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby DropEmJayBird on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:59 am

I don't think Steve Mears is his real name.
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby Jesse on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:00 am

"Khudobin just lost his liquor license!"
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby CERV96 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:10 am

DropEmJayBird wrote:I don't think Steve Mears is his real name.


He played in our adult hockey league under the same name(which doesn't say much) but it would not surprise me if he did though.
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby roland on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:31 am

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Re: Is this normal?

Postby IntangibleBeer on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:42 am

Richard Zemlak wrote:I often times get chills (literally) listening to Mike Lange's radio replays. Kind of weird but the guy is just awesome.


He has ALWAYS been awesome. He has the kind of delivery that can fire up an audience. I can't get the radio broadcasts out here in Central PA and am forced to listen to the TV play-by-play (Steiggie).

You know that Lange is in the Hockey Hall of Fame, don't you? It's not just us fans that think he's awesome. :fist:
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:46 am

He is not in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby slipshod on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:49 am

Back before every game was on TV, I would come home from school, put on KDKA (they were on there back then) and fall asleep and Lange's voice would wake me up. He is awesome.
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:33 am

Idoit40fans wrote:He is not in the Hockey Hall of Fame.


Pretty sure he is...
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby PghSkins on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:39 am

Broadcasters don't get inducted, but they receive the HHOF's Foster Hewitt award.

http://www.hhof.com/html/leg_broadcasters.shtml
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:43 am

Well it's as close as one can get.
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby Lt. Dish on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:08 am

PghSkins wrote:Broadcasters don't get inducted, but they receive the HHOF's Foster Hewitt award.

http://www.hhof.com/html/leg_broadcasters.shtml


Actually, the terminology appears to be imprecise. Based on what I've seen, winning the Foster Hewitt entitles the recipient to be described as "Hall of Fame" and "inducted" therein. Lange has an "induction page" on the HHOF site: http://www.hhof.com/htmlInduct/ind01media.shtml. He's also described as a "Hall-of-Fame announcer." Here, in this clip on the Pens' site, Lange "talks about being inducted into the HHOF": http://video.penguins.nhl.com/videocent ... ?id=175119.

I love the guy. Perhaps it's because he's been with me for the 3 decades I've been a fan. He helped me to learn and to love the game. The catchphrases are old-school and remind me of Bob Prince. I refuse to listen to Paul Steigerwald as the main PxP guy, and have been successful for years in avoiding it.
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby shmenguin on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:15 am

Froggy wrote:I don't know... I didn't grow up in Pittsburgh, so I don't have nostalgia for him announcing games on TV. To me at least, he sounds like an unspectacular even disinterested at times announcer who has WACKY GOAL CATCHPHRASES!

Unpopular opinion, I know


you want unpopular. i'll give you unpopular. "lord stanley, scratch their names on your fabled cup" was a supremely lame line. like, really lame.

even the calls from last night...eh. i didn't know he goes right to the schtick after like every goal.
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby sil on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:32 am

Odd thread title. I was a bit worried I'd open it up to find an unflattering picture of a random part of the human body.
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Re: Is this normal?

Postby Bioshock on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:33 am

No, the burning when you pee isn't normal. Go get that checked.
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