- Aug 9, 2005
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He puts it in the ole deep freeze. Very sad. Not sure what to say.
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Or what Chick Hearn was to Lakers fans.Al is a beloved figure to all of us who grew up following the Suns. He is to us what Vin Scully was to Dodgers fans. I got to listen to a few Suns radio broadcasts this past week while unable to catch the TV broadcasts, and it was very bittersweet hearing Al for the last few times after close to 4 decades or so of listening to him do Suns games.
"Sweet D" for Walter DavisHere is an incomplete list of some of his famous sayings/Nicknames over the years, I am sure I am forgetting some and you can see that I moved out of the Valley in the late 80's and was not able to listen to his broadcasts regularly after that
"The Man With the Velvet Touch", "the Greyhound" Walter Davis
"Double A" "the Oklahoma Kid" Alvin Adams
"Westy" Paul Westphal
"Horny" Jeff Hornacek
"The Truckster" Truck Robinson
"T Bone" Alvin Scott
"A swisheroo for 2"
What am I missing here?
Hoop de do for 2!"Sweet D" for Walter Davis
"What a shot. Whataburger !!"
"Zing go the strings !!"
"Heartbreak Hotel !!"
Damn we are the same age lol.The voice of my childhood, and adulthood. At 45 years old...... He has been there for all of it.
the best ever. One of my best memories was meeting him and Cotton in DC after a win. Roughly 2005 ish. A great 15 minutes.
He has earned the retirement, so happy for him. I hope he lives to 100.From the perspective of a non-Suns fan, he'll be greatly missed.
Such a great voice but an even better person. He even took a moment to wish the Denver Nuggets well in the playoffs as he was signing off from the regular broadcast last night.
Hope he enjoys his well-deserved retirement.
Damn we are the same age lol.
I still have mine. I suspect it's no longer playable though as my son moved all my albums into the garage back in the 90's and I didn't learn about it till after he moved out. Heat and vinyl don't mix well.You guys are youngsters! Not even born yet when Gar Heard hit the shot heard around the world? I'll send you the LP