If you've ever listened to a broadcast of the game then you've no doubt listened to one of the best play-by-play announcers on the market. Mike Lange's gritty voice has the timbre of a man who has smoked 20 packs of cigarettes and gargled whiskey every day since he was born. His voice is unreal and exceptionally suiting for a game's broadcast. He is also one of the purveyors in some of the oddest and most bizarre sayings known to man.
As mentioned in the recent recap, I had the mixed pleasure/disdain of having to listen to the recent match on the radio. I say pleasure only because Mike Lange's voice and mannerisms are what keeps the broadcast entertaining. On the contrary, I say disdain because you want to actually see a Flyers vs Pens contest. Either way, I thought I'd share some of the Langeisms from yesterday's broadcast.
Sykora's goal at 16:20 in the 1st
"He shoots and scores from 35 feet. Petr Sykora ties it for the Penguins. Ah you ain't nothin' but a hound dog...
Gonchar's goal at :38 in the 2nd
"Gonchar snapped the shot from 55 feet. And it gets by Biron, the Penguins lead 2-1. And Donna needs a donut."
Malkin's goal at 18:43 in the 2nd
Shooting and scoring from 25 and the Penguins have a 3-1 lead. I'll never teach a pig to sing."
Letang's goal at 12:14 in the 3rd
In walks Letang, fires and scores. Kris Letang setup by Malkin, and the Penguins lead 4-2. And she wants to sell my monkey."
Does anyone else have any fond memories of, perhaps, even some favorites quote from Lange?
I'm also trying to compile, as per a past brainstorm with PensKorn66, a collection of videos in which we can all monitor the progress of Malkin's English lessons. If you have videos of Malkin speaking (post-games, pre-game, etc.) then post it up on so we can get a nice collection going.