Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama / Mmm, mmm good

Moments ago I launched the Buffalo Sabres' broadcast on MSG-TV with a script that went like this:
IT HAS ALREADY BEEN A DRAMATIC WEEK FOR OUR COUNTRY....
(INAUGURATION FOOTAGE)
AND THE SABRES ARE KEEPING WITH THE THEME!
(RICK JEANNERET'S CALL OF SHOOTOUT WIN MONDAY VS FLORIDA)
BUFFALO HAS RESPONDED TO LINDY’S CALL FOR CHANGE...
AND AS THE SABRES TOUR NORTH AMERICA OVER THE NEXT
TWO WEEKS THEY’LL TRY TO KEEP CLIMBING IN THE POLLS.
TONIGHT...TAMPA BAY.
SABRES....LIGHTNING...NEXT ON MSG!

Unfortunately Tampa is up 2-0 after the first period! I won't have another Sabres opener to voice until February 4 as the All-Star Game is in Montreal this weekend and then MSG-TV is not broadcasting the west coast swing of four games between January 27 and February 2. In the meantime, my other amazing hockey client, Shaw-TV, has 6 broadcasts in that span beginning tonight in Kelowna and finishing February 3rd in Calgary. Grant Wilkins is the producer of the Shaw broadcasts from Vancouver and is battling the flu tonight. Tonight's game on Shaw-TV was promoted like this:
WHL Hockey is live on Shaw… Catch the N-H-L stars of tomorrow today… The Western Hockey League… building the world’s finest talent…Watch, Wednesday, January 21st when the Vancouver Giants and Kelowna Rockets duke it out with B-C bragging rights on the line
WHL Hockey… only on Shaw…

I really liked Grant's script that I voiced a week ago for Shaw's upcoming March 3rd broadcast. The middle part was mmm, mmm good:
Watch, Tuesday, March 3rd when the Moose Jaw Warriors look to avoid the menacing bite of the Medicine Hat Tigers.

Here is a recent Mitsubishi Motors TV commercial I voiced.
I hope you think it is varoommm, varoommm good...

This week I had the chance to stick up (pun intended) for the Western Hockey League on a very motivating voiceover/hockey post by Jeffrey Kafer. Inspiring words Jeff!

One of the best leaders in the NHL is Jarome Iginla. He has a lot in common with President Obama and you can read it about here in a column by Hall of Fame writer Eric Duhatschek.