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Tailing the Komets

Emrick celebrates golden anniversary

Posted in: Komets


Tue, 12/07/2010 - 11:07am

I don't know what it is but I never grow old of storys on the Doc...Well done, Blake

Tue, 12/07/2010 - 2:22pm

Great story, Blake!

Tue, 12/07/2010 - 2:39pm

Nice article, Blake. It is so nice in this day and age when someone like Mr. Emrick remembers where he got his start.

Tue, 12/07/2010 - 5:02pm

Another example of how far into the hockey world Fort Wayne has reached. It's men like Doc, Chaser, and years of a decent to very strong fan base that make us known. It's amazing how many parts of the country and Canada the Komet fireball and name are recognized.

Con Madigan is still one of my favorites, man was he tough! His reputation for that out west is awesome. Here's a brief history on him from a site about the old Portland Buckaroos. http://www.portlandbuckaroos.com/news_articles.shtml

According to the article he still lives in Portland. As of last season he was because I was thinking of getting one of the through-back sweaters done in his name and number and sending to him for an autograph.

Always fun to read articles like this Blake, thanks.

Tim Hoke
Tue, 12/07/2010 - 6:05pm

I remember the very first game that we did for the Game of the week. I had never done anything in broadcasting. I considered myself a quick study and was both nervous and excited about doing a Komets tv game. I walk in downstairs and who do i run into?? Yep Doc Emrick. Told him what i was doing and asked him if he had any advice. He said "Jusr remember you are on tv so you really dont have to paint a verbal picture as you do on radio. Just be yourself and let your fan excitement so through and have fun." I did what he said and it helped very much. Have seen Doc a few times since at the coliseum and he even remembers my name. Yes i think he is the best play by play guy as well as a fantastic human being!! Grew up only about 20 miles from him. Great story Blake!! Thanks. Now back into blog invisibilty. Lol