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Alan Cass

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffellow85, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Buffellow85

    Buffellow85 Well-Known Member

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    Just saw on the AD website that long time PA announcer for the Buffs, Alan Cass is going to retire.

    Maybe I'm getting old, but I feel a bit sad that he is leaving. He has been the PA announcer for various CU athletic events (mens & womens basketball, wrestling, baseball, track and field football)since the mid 60's..... Hell, he announced my name when I graduated in 84 :thumbsup: It was always comforting to me to hear his familiar voice at Folsom and the Event Center (Keg).

    For some reason, I can't stand listening to Allan Roach who does the PA for the Av's, Broncos, Rockies, Super Bowl, etc.

    Next to go is Zimmer.
     
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  2. BuffNut99

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    Will miss Cass big time as well. Loved it when he did the Broncos too.

    Zimmer's voice is still golden to me but he has a harder time keeping up with the action these days so I won't be completely torn up when he retires.

    Huge shoes to fill.
     
  3. Unleash Hell

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    Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirst and goaaaaaaaal at the NebRASKA fiiiiive yard line.


    Touchdooooooooown.....Goldennnnn Buffaloessssssss!!!!!!!
     
  4. buffedup

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    Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere coooooooooooooooooooomes Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalphie!!!
     
  5. DBT

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    I like Roach.
     
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    I will always remember "time out, the CORNhuskers." We'll miss ya Alan!
     
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    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Can they just play mark johnsons broadcast over the speakers now? please
     
  9. SuperiorBuff

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    Oh hell no.
     
  10. buffedup

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    This!

    The radio broadcasts are fine, but not fit for the stadium PA.
     
  11. SuperiorBuff

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    Not only that, I have been hoping for Johnson to step down since he started. I appreciate a homer but he is way overboard with the verbal orgasm for a 3 yard run.
     
  12. CUFan

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    It is frustrating to listen to him describe a no gain run as if it were a 10 yarder. However, I do generally like his broadcasts. No way you could sync him up with the actual action though.
     
  13. Duff Man

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    :lol:

    It is the same thing with his pre-snap observations. A little less detail would go a long way.
     
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    No Mark Johnson type please! Have a huge round of auditions and get someone middle aged and understated like Cass. I they hire some loud NBA type I'm going to be hugely disappointed.
     
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    His only black mark is the utterly lame "IN - COM - PLETE" chant which he started at Bronco games.
     
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    Gonna be weird hearing the 'Here comes Ralphie!' this year not coming from Cass....
     
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    I wish we could bring him back in for "heeeere cooomes ralllphie." It will never be the same. Thank you, Alan, for all those years of being the buffs' voice guy.

    I appreciated this little anecdote from the B.G. Brooks article:

    If Cass was immovable in his approach to PA work, masking his enthusiasm for the Buffs sometimes has been difficult. After one particular CU-Nebraska game, he received an 11 p.m. telephone call from a Huskers fan in Omaha who disapproved of his "CORN-huskers" call - the heavy emphasis being on the CORN.

    Cass pointed out to the gentleman that his school's media guide offered a pair of nicknames - Cornhuskers or Bugeaters.

    Asked Cass: "Which do you prefer?"

    Click . . . the conversation was ended on the Omaha end, with no follow-up call.
     
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    Thanks Mr. Cass for one last game
     
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    a-****ing-men.

    CU has an old time stadium with all kinds of history and great character with folsom field. dont go down the road of some high piched, shrill voiced moron who tries gimmiks to try and rile up the crowd. CU has a long history with Mr. Cass. Although no one can ever replace him, his legacy and impact on game day at folsom and its atmosphere should not be ignored.

    a carbon copy is impossible.

    yet, a deep voiced, professional who lets the kids be the focal point... should be the focal point. we dont want gimmiks to be the point. rather, its for the kids on the field to determine the point.... and the job of the announcer to emphasize the point of the play that has happened or is about to happen. that is my point....

    remember.... its all about the deep voice and just telling the story.....

    "thiiiiiiirrrrrrd and 17 seventeeeeeeennnnn at the 15."

    "tiiiiiiiiiime out! Nnnnnnnneebraska!"​
     
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    I think its Reed Saunders for the Rockies nowadays.
     
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    fify
     
  22. BuffNut99

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    Is it me or did the MSG PA announcer last night sound like Alan Cass? Can anyone confirm whether Cass made the trip? I'm going to ask Plati.
     

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