When I was growing up, I was a fan of the Cincinnati Reds. This was before every game from every team was broadcast on television.
Back then, all we had was radio. And as a Reds fan, we had two guys name Al Michaels and Joe Nuxhall doing the games.
As good as the team on the field was in the 1970s, the team in the booth was better.
And when Al Michaels was called to network TV to do bigger and better things, the Reds replaced him with Marty Brennaman, who became a Hall of Fame announcer in his own right.
It couldn’t have been better. Until I moved to Dallas. And the Rangers had Mark Holtz and Eric Nadel. Fans have never had it better than that.
Eric Nadel has been part of the soundtrack of my family’s life since we moved here. He became a Hall of Fame announcer. Now he has been honored by the University of North Texas. They have created the Eric Nadel Excellence in Sports Broadcasting Scholarship.
Nadel has been a Rangers broadcaster for forty-two seasons. Now he leaves a legacy for future generations.