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(Yahoo)   NASCAR announcer and National Speed Sport News editor Chris Economaki dead at age 91. Services will be held soon, with the procession lasting four hours and making only left turns on the way to the graveyard   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 13
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2012-09-29 06:50:52 AM
It sucks to reach that phase where all the voices/journalists/announcers you grew up with are retiring/dying.

RIP
 
2012-09-29 06:54:06 AM

Jensaarai: It sucks to reach that phase where all the voices/journalists/announcers you grew up with are retiring/dying.

RIP


That's been going on for a while now.

Benny Parsons died, what, a few years back? And Ned Jarrett and Ken Squier both disappeared after the horrible NASCAR on FOX run started in '01, didn't they?
 
2012-09-29 07:35:25 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Jensaarai: It sucks to reach that phase where all the voices/journalists/announcers you grew up with are retiring/dying.

RIP

That's been going on for a while now.

Benny Parsons died, what, a few years back? And Ned Jarrett and Ken Squier both disappeared after the horrible NASCAR on FOX run started in '01, didn't they?


Yeah, you're right. I just counted Jarrett and Squier as victims of FOX, along with Buddy Baker. I'm probably just picking up on it more now that I'm recognizing more of the names. Almost every other race broadcast has a moment for someone sick, dying, or retiring, it seems.

Bob Jenkins is done now, too. He was really carrying the Versus Indycar broadcasts these past few seasons. (With the exception of the occasional grumpy Robin Miller quip.)
 
2012-09-29 07:38:01 AM
Dang, next it will Eli Gold and Barney Hall from MRN. I liked BP as announcer.
 
2012-09-29 07:53:21 AM

Jensaarai: FirstNationalBastard: Jensaarai: It sucks to reach that phase where all the voices/journalists/announcers you grew up with are retiring/dying.

RIP

That's been going on for a while now.

Benny Parsons died, what, a few years back? And Ned Jarrett and Ken Squier both disappeared after the horrible NASCAR on FOX run started in '01, didn't they?

Yeah, you're right. I just counted Jarrett and Squier as victims of FOX, along with Buddy Baker. I'm probably just picking up on it more now that I'm recognizing more of the names. Almost every other race broadcast has a moment for someone sick, dying, or retiring, it seems.

Bob Jenkins is done now, too. He was really carrying the Versus Indycar broadcasts these past few seasons. (With the exception of the occasional grumpy Robin Miller quip.)


Bob Jenkins is retired now, too?

Damn, who's left... Jerry Punch?
 
2012-09-29 08:19:46 AM

Jensaarai: It sucks to reach that phase where all the voices/journalists/announcers you grew up with are retiring/dying.

RIP


I remember him as the guy with the headphones with the whip antenna in the pits of the Indy 500.

RIP Jim McKay
 
2012-09-29 08:58:11 AM
Chris wasn't just a roundy round commentator Stubbs.

Get yo facts straight.
 
2012-09-29 09:03:44 AM

fatalvenom: Chris wasn't just a roundy round commentator Stubbs.

Get yo facts straight.


Like Jackie Stewart, Economacki loved it all with a gusto and passion and it came through in spades both on television and his writings.

In the bad old days before the internet, NSSN was a staple for serious fans.
 
2012-09-29 09:53:46 AM

MBrady: Jensaarai: It sucks to reach that phase where all the voices/journalists/announcers you grew up with are retiring/dying.

RIP

I remember him as the guy with the headphones with the whip antenna in the pits of the Indy 500.

RIP Jim McKay


Jackie Stewart is still around. He was on a Top Gear UK. Best brough evah.
 
2012-09-29 01:54:05 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Jensaarai: FirstNationalBastard: Jensaarai: It sucks to reach that phase where all the voices/journalists/announcers you grew up with are retiring/dying.

RIP

That's been going on for a while now.

Benny Parsons died, what, a few years back? And Ned Jarrett and Ken Squier both disappeared after the horrible NASCAR on FOX run started in '01, didn't they?

Yeah, you're right. I just counted Jarrett and Squier as victims of FOX, along with Buddy Baker. I'm probably just picking up on it more now that I'm recognizing more of the names. Almost every other race broadcast has a moment for someone sick, dying, or retiring, it seems.

Bob Jenkins is done now, too. He was really carrying the Versus Indycar broadcasts these past few seasons. (With the exception of the occasional grumpy Robin Miller quip.)

Bob Jenkins is retired now, too?

Damn, who's left... Jerry Punch?

 
Dick Berggren retired this year too.

 
 
2012-09-29 03:52:24 PM
Wow. He interviewed my dad a few times for SSN in late 60s/early 70s. Will be missed.
 
2012-09-29 04:55:35 PM

henryhill: Wow. He interviewed my dad a few times for SSN in late 60s/early 70s. Will be missed.


Was it about your dad kicking your ass for not going to school, or about the crappy money he was making?
 
2012-09-29 06:45:13 PM

MFAWG: henryhill: Wow. He interviewed my dad a few times for SSN in late 60s/early 70s. Will be missed.

Was it about your dad kicking your ass for not going to school, or about the crappy money he was making?


Hehehe
 
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