Uncle Verne is still kicking


After decades of sports broadcasting, Verne Lundquist still prepares the same way for every game.

The week prior, he talks with his game spotter, scouts the teams he’s calling on Saturday and begins making his broadcast sheet – the indecipherable jumble of names, statistics and storylines from each team that sits in front of him for every game. He prints each player’s information onto shipping labels, going two to three players deep at each position, and shellacks them to his poster board for reference during the broadcast. This tactic, taught to him by Dick Vermeil in the ‘80s, used to involve handwriting everything. Now each piece of information is printed out and cut individually like “kindergarten show and tell.”

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