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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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    the man with no name

    I believe he is calling the Army/Navy or Navy/Army game and the Sun Bowl with UNC vs Stanford, so you get to listen to him a few more time. What would be great, if ESPN and CBS would allow him to call part of the Bama vs UW playoff or the NCG if Bama makes it. That would be a great send off.

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    rb

    I believe he is calling the Army/Navy or Navy/Army game and the Sun Bowl with UNC vs Stanford, so you get to listen to him a few more time. What would be great, if ESPN and CBS would allow him to call part of the Bama vs UW playoff or the NCG if Bama makes it. That would be a great send off.

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  3. 3

    Brad in the SLC

    Saturday afternoons will never be the same.

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    tick tock

    you wanna talk about “whinning” voices. I can’t be the only one who turns the TV off when Chris Collinsworth is on. He doesn’t shut up and his voice can crack glass.

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      Al Mullen

      Better than when they show him on tv in his Mr. Rogers sweater.

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    Jeremy

    Verne has been great. Just too bad he’s been paired with Danielson so much of that time

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    Mark Rothermel

    No one was better than Ron Franklin. A crime ESPN ruined his career.

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    C. Vance

    Thank you Czabe. Verne has been my favorite sports commentator for years now and it’s more than just him leaving. The old guys are falling away and there just are not enough Gus Johnson’s in the ranks to fill the void. Knowitall Gary Danielson is a wack MC but he’s a fine Kato to Verne’s Green Hornet and that change is going to be jarring.

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    John Reilly

    I love Uncle Verne so very much. I love the mistakes. He is the fan in the booth, getting excited when I get excited. He loves the game and it shows. He doesn’t try to be some overly-clever d-bag, like many I could name.

    (And when you compare him to Mack Brown or Jesse Palmer, Danielson looks like the best color guy in the biz!)

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    Hosel Rocket

    Humility is the key ingredient. That’s why, despite his technical prowess, so many people bag on Joe Buck. The best play by play guys are the ones you barely notice because they call the game so effortlessly. Unfortunately, that doesn’t get hype and internet articles.

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  10. 11

    WI Wildcat

    Great synopsis of Verne, Czabe. You nailed it.

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    Mark

    “In your LIFE, have you ever seen anything like that?”
    Lundquist’s call will rightfully forever define Tiger Woods’ greatness … and his own.

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    Chris

    Verne was simply the best. I enjoyed his quick wit and humor. His call of the 2013 Auburn Alabama ending was one of the best. ” yes sir” and ” in your life have you seen anything like that” are moments frozen in time in golf history. I will miss him very much on Saturday afternoons!

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  13. 14

    Westy

    Solid and deserved tribute, Czabe.
    Best Verne line ever uttered: “YEAH HE DID!” This was in response to the color analyst very pathetically saying “I’m not sure if he did it on purpose or not” after watching a replay of Christian Laettner stomping on KY’s Timberlake’s chest.
    No hesitation on Verne’s part whatsoever. Refreshingly resolute in calling a spade a spade… so uncommon in the industry.
    Instantly became a Verne Lundquist fan that moment.

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