January 19, 2008

Legendary Canadian sportscaster Don Wittman dies.: A sports broadcasting renaissance man that covered any and every sport around, from NHL hockey on HNIC and international hockey to the Grey Cup to curling, but he will forever be known as the voice of Canadian olympic track gold.

posted by mkn to culture at 05:33 PM - 6 comments

His voice is the voice of curling for me. It will be weird to hear anyone else call a game.

posted by dfleming at 07:14 PM on January 19, 2008

I caught HNIC's Wittman retrospective a few weeks back and hadn't looked into it. They were toasting his retirement, I thought they were mourning his loss. But I guess the terminal cancer that caused him to retire has claimed him today. Sad. His voice is one of the voices from my generation of Canadian sportswatching. The Olympics and the Grey Cup won't quite be the same.

posted by gspm at 07:37 PM on January 19, 2008


posted by tommybiden at 07:37 PM on January 19, 2008

Wittman was one of two Canadian "voices of sports" for me. The other is/was Brian Williams. Hey! That's the curling video I posted!

posted by grum@work at 12:27 AM on January 20, 2008

I should clarify: that's the curling video someone ELSE in SpoFi created and then I posted. I believe it was mkn who did it.

posted by grum@work at 09:27 AM on January 20, 2008

May he rest in peace. He was the voice of curling. He will be difficlut to replace, but live must go on, and whoever replaces him have big shoes to fill and a standard to follow.

posted by BoriQa at 11:10 AM on January 20, 2008

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