Badge of honor

Color me jealous.

Lundquist said he enjoys the website Every Day Should Be Saturday and described its author, Spencer Hall, as “very, very, very clever.”

This is pretty good, too.

There’s even a Verne Lundquist Drinking Game in which viewers can take a drink depending on when he laughs or makes mistakes on a broadcast. “I’m proud of the fact that mine’s not as active as (Brent) Musburger’s,” he said.

And so is this.

“That’s not a gaping hole in my resume at all,” Lundquist said. “I got to do Georgia-Alabama in the SEC Championship Game last year. That’s enough for me.”

All in all, a fun read.

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27 responses to “Badge of honor

  1. Babyfarts McGeesax

    Gotta love Verne. He gave a fantastic speech at the Atlanta Touchdown Club a few weeks ago. He had the entire room in the palm of his hand and just told hilarious story after story after story and then was extremely gracious with folks afterwards that wanted pictures and to chat for a little bit. Believe me, he could have gone on for another hour and I don’t know anyone in the room that would have left.

    I’m really going to miss him when he’s gone.

  2. Russ

    Nice article, but Verne should think about hanging up the mic. He certainly shouldn’t reup in 2014. I’ll miss him but he’s been slipping more and more the past couple of years.

    Still, a class act and one of the greats in my book.

    Question: who takes his place (figuratively)? Who is the next voice of the SEC?

    • The Lone Stranger

      Uncle Ron oughta get back on the horse. That’d be more fun than a nekkid rodeo.

    • Newt

      I’d have to think CBS will make a play for Brad Nessler, with the promise of also calling NCAA tourney games, but don’t know if they’d get him. He’s an Atlanta guy, so the travel would be more agreeable to him.

      As long as they don’t move Brando onto the main play-by-play role.

  3. DawgPhan

    Never been one that paid particular attention to who was calling the game, but I do enjoy when he is on the call. Mostly because it means UGA is playing to big game.

  4. meat

    GOD BLESS UNCLE VERNE

  5. JRW7

    I like Verne’s play calling, mistakes and all!

    • Slaw Dawg

      Me, too. There’s something comforting in the “Oh My Goodness!” and “My Gracious!” outbursts. Of course, he’s not Larry (an unfair comparison for different media anyway), but the knowledge and quality difference is palpable when I listen to ESPN, ABC or other broadcasts. I’m still steaming over the ABC broadcasters’ attribution of the “Run Lindsay” call to a Tech game (I think they made this error the week following Larry’s passing, so you’d have thought they’d have done their homework).

      Two things have earned a permanent warm spot in my heart for Verne and Gary, despite their own errors (Gary has baffled me a couple of times). One is their respect for Munson; as I recall, Verne once admitted his envy for the “hobnail boot” call. The other is their broadcast booth dance during the Auburn blackout game earned. Frankly, if they’d bounced around like that while Auburn players were “Soldier Boying” and kicking our butts, I would have never forgiven them. Since they did if for the good guys, I cut them a lot of slack!

  6. Dog in Fla

    CBS’ Verne Lundquist reflects on 50 years and his future: ‘I don’t want to stay too long’

    ¿Who is Fidel Castro?

    • The Lone Stranger

      You know, the guy who had Kennedy whacked.

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        Nah, Fidel couldn’t organize a one car funeral.

        • Dog in Fla

          Not only are his event planning skills sometimes lacking, ‘Castro says – as you would expect – “No way, no how did I have anything to do with it”.’

          http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2477048/Revealed-U-S-investigators-questioned-Fidel-Castro-JFKs-assassination.html

          The 1979 Select Committee on Assassinations of the House of Representatives “did rule out as possible members of the conspiracy Castro’s Cuba, anti-Castro groups, the national syndicate of organized crime as a group, and the FBI, CIA, and Secret Service. However, the Committee also acknowledged that the available evidence did not preclude the possibility that individual members of either anti-Castro groups or of organized crime participated in the conspiracy….

          Furthermore, the murder of a president is a very unpatriotic act and yet–whatever is said about organized crime–the mob is not unpatriotic. It may be a criminal organization, but there is not evidence that it is an unpatriotic organization, or that individual mobsters are unpatriotic. If the mob is unpatriotic, why did Naval Intelligence approach mob leader Lucky Luciano and ask him and other gangsters to help protect American ports and shipping from Axis spies and saboteurs during World War II? And why did the CIA approach the mob in the early 1960’s with the request that the mob try to kill Castro? (Both requests were granted.)”

          http://www.law.uga.edu/dwilkes_more/jfk_8mob.html

          • 69Dawg

            I guess you never read Double Cross then? JFK was whacked because Bobby was being a pain in the butt to the wise guys and they thought that to kill a snake you cut off the head. Since LBJ hated Bobby they thought he would fire him. Politics make strange bed fellows and weird enemies.

  7. Macallanlover

    Agree with the majority here, I like VL on SEC football, and on The Masters. Never understood the folks who get bent out of shape about a mispronunciation on a name/fact error by a broadcaster who is doing a fast paced game with different teams each week and over 100 different bodies that could come up on a second’s notice. He loves CFB, always loved Munson’s contributions, and has always been fair about the Dawgs. I would be fine if he stays another year, couldn’t blame him if he went his own way at season’s end, and also wonder what would be coming in his place. Toast to him for making many fun memories with his own unique style.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      “I love good scotch, hot dogs and Holly Rowe.”–Verne Lundquist Hard to dislike a man who has his priorities in order.

      • Dog in Fla

        A remark for which a Ron Franklin would have been fired because Ron simply cannot be allowed to use the words ‘hot dogs’ and ‘Holly Rowe’ within the same sentence.

  8. Love him! He’s the most precious of all of them. Like a Man who is secure enough with himself that he can blow off any criticisms concerning his , “mispronunciations” Bet he’s a charmer with the Ladies.

  9. hassan

    Verne is awesome. Just like college ball vs. the NFL, he’s not perfect. Verne may misidentify a guy on his first big play, but he’ll get it right if the kid becomes a player. It’s all part of the fun. SEC…3:30…Verne… That’s comfort food for the soul.

  10. Will Trane

    He and Danielson do a very good job. Enjoy his calls, and he has a “voice” for college football. 50 years is a long time and easy to understand why he may go. Like Munson, the travel, the prep, age, and etc takes a toll. But I will enjoy him remainder of this season.

  11. uglydawg

    I’m the paranoid type, and I always feel like they’re pulling for the other team..even so, I do enjoy their broadcast much more than some others. I’m still a huge fan of Todd Blackledge though..He’s the best out there right now. Danielson DID call the replay officials out in UGA’s behalf a couple of times Saturday..Kudos for that.