In Case You Forgot, Doc Emrick Is Still The Best Announcer In Sports
Mike “Doc” Emrick has been the voice of hockey for the last three decades. He has been to more Olympic games than Michael Phelps and is the only broadcaster in the Hockey Hall of Fame. He is a former Devils announcer and no he doesn't hate your team.
During a previous episode of HBO's "Real Sports", Doc Emrick opens up about his life. He explains how a boy raised by two teachers in rural Indiana became a hockey fanatic and broadcasting legend. Everything from where he was educated, to his first broadcasting opportunity, are covered in the piece. With Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals on tonight, we wanted to take a look back at the informative piece.
From a humble uprising in La Fontaine, Doc Emrick has risen to the pinnacle of Hockey broadcasting. Seven years broadcasting minor league hockey left him wondering if his chance at calling the big time would ever come. His hard work eventually paid off and we should all be thankful for the gift of Emrick. At 69 years old, he continues to be the lead play-by-play voice for NBC sports. Emrick's is synonymous with playoff hockey and we certainly hope that despite his advanced age, that doesn't change any time soon.
It’s rare that we are able to appreciate a legend while they continue to work at their craft. Emrick embodies what it is to chase your dreams. Emrick even says “If you want something bad enough, you just go after it.”