June 30, 1990 |
Ram radio announcer Bob Starr will not be returning next season, after all. Starr, now a radio announcer for the Boston Red Sox, had been negotiating with KMPC to return after the baseball season. "We tried to work things out, but, because of Bob's commitments, just couldn't do it," KMPC General Manager Bill Ward said. Ward said Eddie Doucette, previously hired as a fill-in for Starr, will become the permanent radio voice of the Rams.
November 24, 1990
Regarding your Nov. 10 Viewpoint letter that referred to Eddie Doucette as a bad announcer, several of my friends and I seriously question this judgment. We travel often from Los Angeles to San Diego on game days and tune in to KMPC because we're Rams fans and think Eddie is terrific. As women, we're not supposed to know much about football, right? Well, we don't have any trouble following Doucette's play-by-play. When Bruce, Phil and Steve asked, "Is it us when it comes to knowing what's happening on the field?"
September 15, 1990
I never thought Bob Starr was all that great a football play-by-play announcer. Then I heard Eddie Doucette. MIKE DAVISON Manhattan Beach
March 9, 1996 |
OK, the Portland Trail Blazers may be in a struggle to reach the NBA playoffs this season, but they lead the league in travel comfort. The 12-man basketball team flies on team owner Paul Allen's customized Boeing 757. We're talking big-screen TVs, two lounge areas, card tables and TVs that pop out of the armrests of the 35 seats--in a plane that normally seats 239. According to Boeing, a new 757 costs nearly $70 million.
November 17, 2012 |
For years, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wasn't shy about saying he thought the Lakers should have erected a statue of him outside Staples Center. On Friday, standing beside the nearly 16-foot-tall, 1,500-pound statue of himself in his classic skyhook pose, Abdul-Jabbar concluded the timing of the honor was right. "I'm glad we got here before the pigeons got to it," he said, drawing laughter from an array of former NBA players, executives, family and friends. "I don't know if you remember, but I had a little too much to say that it hadn't happened right away.