While sweating in my non air-conditioned office, a hearty congratulations to the voice of the Rangers, Sam Rosen, who was recently inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (Brian Heyman “has the story here”:http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080607/SPORTS01/806070367).
If you’ve been following the Rangers for any extended period of time, Sam’s voice has probably become as familiar to you as members of your own family. It’s easy to take him for granted, but when you start comparing him to some other hockey announcers around the league, you realize how lucky you are.
A lot of fans and even writers like to think that announcing hockey games for a living is mindless work. But after doing some TV work of my own over the last few years, I can tell you it’s not nearly as easy as Sam makes it look.
So congrats, Sam. I’m sure a lot of people are already counting the days until they can hear the next, “It’s a power play goal!”