My thoughts exactly.
A rebound for the Wildcats. The Wildcats dribble down the court. Stolen by the Tigers. Tigers go the other way. Shot by the Tigers. It won't go in. Rebound by the Wildcats. Wildcats bring the ball down. Wildcats shoot, and it doesn't fall.
(Never mentioned the school or town. Any badly missed shot "doesn't fall in", "Bounces out", or "Won't go in". There was never any insinuation that the ball didn't go into the hoop because of how it was shot. Play by play was always conducted in a way where it sounded like sheer chance whether the ball would ever end up in the hoop or not).
Joe Boyle, he was another one....In the 60's and 70's Rochester had two high schools, John Marshall and Mayo High. John Marshall had had statewide success and was fairly well-known. In 1974 the Mayo (my alma mater) boys made it to the state tournament for the first time. Joe referred to us as "Rochester John Mayo" for the entire first game. Could not believe how ill-prepared an announcer could be for the state tournament. Oh well, I'll bet he was a nice guy too.
I saw at team score 100 points in a 32 minute game with no 3-point shot. I would say that is awesome.I'm little older than you and not from Rochester, but grew up in Southeastern Minnesota and I can't forget that 1969 JM monster squad, as Boyle obviously couldn't as well. That was one awesome team.
I remember when before the school split up into two schools, Rochester beat just about everyone and didn't matter what sport. I too grew up in Southern Minnesota.I'm little older than you and not from Rochester, but grew up in Southeastern Minnesota and I can't forget that 1969 JM monster squad, as Boyle obviously couldn't as well. That was one awesome team.
KFAN is unlistenable in the morning. It’s like Bevis and Butthead. I do like Gopher Football on KFAN though.