Amplify, clarify, and punctuate, and let the viewer draw his or her own conclusion.
The one thing you can't ever forget - the playing field is the property of the players and the coaches. It is not to be used by some fat-butted announcer trying to make a name for himself.
It's the broadcaster's dilemma. Are we true journalists? I don't know if I am or not.
I talk to the guy who busted his butt all week to buy a color TV, and the woman who's raising her kids, the people I owe a debt to. I'm talking to people in hotel rooms, lonesome people.
You guys got big uglies, fuumm-bull, and 'Whoa, Nellie.' What I got was, 'Lindsey, why are the trash cans still out front?' 'This homework needs more work,' and the inevitable was, 'How fast were you really going?'
I think college football is a reflection of Middle America. You go into a college football town, and you will find three generations of a family sitting together. It's a rallying point for the university, the community, and the families.
Football is not a contact sport, it is said: it is a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.
I've announced every kind of sporting event except hockey and demolition derby, and to be frank about it, I don't really care to ever do those.
Baseball is a game of geometry, while football is a game of explosive emotion. Every emotion known to mankind is in that 60 minutes - pride, pain, dedication, satisfaction, fear.
We're thrifty. We can live off our interest, save the principal, and let the kids go off and have a hoot.
If I could get someone like John Grisham or someone like that to sit down and write a book with me, I'd love that.
This 'Whoa, Nellie!' thing is overrated. There were all kinds of stories going around. People said I had a mule in Georgia named Nellie. Well, we had a mule in Georgia, but her name was Pearl.
I don't want to get back into the pressure cooker of play-by-play and worry about travel. I don't want to die in a stadium parking lot.
When the money gets bigger and the stakes get higher, the sea gets wider, and the sharks in the water grow sharper teeth.
The older I got, the more willing I was to go into the Southern vernacular, because some of it's funny.