The first thing that ran through my mind was, "You want me to do play-by-play for what?!"
Call it a blind date that turned into a 16-year relationship spanning Acts II and III of hockey in the high desert. I wasn't around for Act I in the 1970's (Paul Zimmerman's excellent attached video on El Paso's hockey history shows a little of that). Like most of us here, I didn't know hockey from jalapeños; but I wouldn't trade my experiences calling the fastest game on earth for anything.
The El Paso Rhinos are back in action this weekend against the Boulder Bison. You can listen to the action on 600 ESPN El Paso, but it's even better in person, especially when the Rhinos' team captain, Mike Rivera, is from right here in El Paso. It also helps that Mike is pretty good, too, as you can see.
Does Dickie V's commentary hold water? Will Kobe Bryant do as he says and not as he does? Is David Beckham the Geico Gecko and does he use a butt double?! These questions and more answered in this week's "That Will Do" with Duke Keith.
Today is the final day of the regular season in boys high school basketball before it's playoff time. Two teams that will be making the post-season played a GREAT game at Montwood last Friday night, as Bel Air hit a last-second shot to beat the Rams, 57-55. And we have a few of the highlights!
Having done more than my share of minor league hockey play-by-play, I can appreciate a good call of the wackiness that happens when you combine chaos theory with not-well-thought-out marketing strategies and sporting events. This is called minor league sports. I've dealt with a team that changed its name to the Cow Pattys, seen a team play when it snowed through a hole in the El Paso County Coliseum roof and more. So I can appreciate the reaction of these announcers when faced with a large condor that decided it didn't want to be in a hockey rink. Imagine that!
Sean Kugler might be a first-year head coach but he's no stranger to El Paso or the game of football. When he unveiled his first class of recruits on National Letter of Intent signing day, two kinds of athletes stood out -- local stars and hard-nosed players.
We hear six El Paso high school football stars will sign with Division 1-A colleges today. Four of those will be playing in the Sun Bowl for UTEP coach Sean Kugler. Burges stars Alvin and Aaron Jones, lineman Derek Elmendorff and Andress QB Ryan Metz are staying home. Stay right here and listen in to 600 ESPN El Paso for video, interviews and more this afternoon!
With so many amazing moments Super Bowl XLVII may well go down as one of the most memorable, if not controversial, NFL championships of all time. What better way to memorialize it than to bust out some haiku?
Well, okay, slow-motion repllay of Beyonce's halftime show would be cool, too; but you get the point.
Does it say something about us that when there's a 34-minute power outage at the Super Bowl we don't turn to CNN or ESPN to find out what's going on, we turn to Twitter and Facebook? Yeah, it says that's where the action is, and some of it is hilarious!
What do you get when you combine some speedy skaters, solid defense and a line brawl? Highlights of the El Paso Rhinos shutting out the Cheyenne Stampede, 4-0, in the second game of the teams' three-game series. The Rhinos held the Stampede scoreless for over 149 minutes through the series.
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