Originally posted by Niners99:
Originally posted by IWasWrongRubber:
Originally posted by KowboyKiller:
To be honest, the whole thing made me wish we still had Joe Starkey. He would have screamed something memorable.
You mean something like "Davis! Davis! Davis! Caught it! Caught it! Caught it!"
itd sound like the Catch 2.
"So the Niners line up here at the Saints 14 yard line.14 seconds remaining, so theyll only have time for 1 shot at a touchdown before the field goal....heres the snap, Smith drops back to pass, hes got Vernon in the front of the endzone! he caught it! he caught it! Touchdown 49ers! I dont believe it! ohhh what a bonanza!"
I do miss that. It's the man's signature call.
I do think it's correct in pointing out that the 49ers have not done as good a job at the SF Giants when it comes to cultivating good broadcasters. Can you imagine if we had someone like Kruik and Kuip behind the mic for 49er broadcasts? Something similar them?
I got a chance to meet and talk with Starkey one year when I was covering the Niners in Rocklin. That was a LONG time ago kids. I don't think he had even assumed play-by-play duties yet (but I could be wrong).
Point being, Starkey served his time. Great announcers don't last forever. I'm no fan of Ted Robinson, but maybe he'll grow on me like Renel has. I thought she was a terrible hire at the time. Now I couldn't imagine Giants baseball without her.