Wednesday, April 02, 2008
The End Of An Era
If you grew up in Massachusetts watching the Bird-era Celtics then you probably got your sports news fron Bob Lobel. Make no mistake this guy was one of the greats.
He was smart and funny before ESPN sportscasters were smarter and funnier than you.
We celebrated with him as the Celtics raised banners and we turned to him when the ball rolled the other way, as in through Buckner's legs. Big layoffs at CBS are sending him packing and maybe it is time. Even the great Johnny Carson lost a step in his last few seasons. There won't be another Lobel as we turn to the internet for instant scores and highlights. But when we see another young sports star shine somewhere else and ask "Why Can't We Get Players Like That?", we know there's one who didn't get away. Here's to you Bob Lobel, The Jock, we wouldn't have made it through the 80's without ya.