I've always liked Ted's play-by-play, both for the Aztecs and the Padres.
1. Scott Kaplan interviewing Jack McGrory - 3/23/17. Q: "And you would say San Diego State plays major college football?" 2. SDSU's new president, Adela de la Torre - 9/6/2017: "We remember that many 'undocumented' peoples are in fact indigineous to this continent, it is imposed borders that cloud this truth."
Post by bnastyaztecs on Feb 7, 2019 10:57:09 GMT -8
I guess Ted's warranty is up...it's all maintenance after 30 anyways...and I'm sure sitting in loud arenas and stadiums over the years has worn his ears out...never really thought about the impact of sports on announcers...good luck buddy....
Ted will certainly hang in there as long as he can. He has to … all that alimony isn't going away before he is!
But it is still sad to hear that he overcomes the Big C only to get hit with losing two of the three most valuable senses a sports commentator can have - his sight and hearing.
Lucky for him, though, nothing has affected his speech. And as long as that's all good, I guarantee we'll be hearing from Uncle Teddy.
I want everyone to think how they would fare without sight and hearing. His ability to communicate with the world is diminishing. He will be left with touch, braille and the like to communicate, but is a large task to learn at 70 years of age.
Post by Aztec Since 88 on Feb 7, 2019 22:14:15 GMT -8
I am personally not a fan of his PBP. However, he has been a big supporter for SDSU Athletics so it is very sad to hear the news about Uncle Teddy. I wish him well dealing with his issues. Unfortunately, father time eventually catches up with all of us.
Post by aztecbrothers on Feb 7, 2019 22:56:50 GMT -8
Best of luck to him. Ted's Basketball PBP of Aztec games have been a blend of Chick Hearn, Marv Albert, and Bill Walton in the true mosh up sense of the Bob Uecker broadcasting in the movie "Major League"
A very creative style that he created for the San Diego sports market. With him losing his site, I wonder if he will be on the ballot next year for the Broadcasting Hall of Fame?
I grew up listening to Vin and Chick and -- to a lesser extent -- Bob and Dick in the L.A. area. All Hall of Famers.
I love listening to Ted -- broadcasting flaws and all -- because it feels so much more approachable. I think it's the self-deprecation that reminds you... Hey, it's important, but it's just a game and we are here to be entertained and have fun and walk away into the night with a win under our belt if we can. If we lose... There's another game to be played, so let's talk -- and, while we got a minute, did I ever tell you about...
It's "understanding" that makes it possible for a person like me to tolerate a person like yourself. - Ferris
Post by aztecfanatic on Feb 8, 2019 13:27:27 GMT -8
I am not completely deaf but I'm moving that way. That's what comes of being on a flight line where B-52 engines are running. So I also feel bad for Ted; I always felt that his love for the Aztecs was genuine. He will always be, to me, the voice of the Aztecs!
I've always liked Uncle Teddy. We are all getting older. At least I am. It isn't all that fun. Good luck, Ted.
He also called a pretty good Charger game back in the day.
The tragic and untimely passing of my optometrist and fellow Aztec Alum coincided with my need to secure an ophthalmologist due to glaucoma concerns.
I'm a 67 year old cancer survivor probably in better shape than I was in my thirties. Didn't work out nearly as much then as I do now.
"You're as old as you feel" only goes so far. I can feel great during the day but it's a bitch getting up in the morning. That said, I can still remember my youth and will still crank up "Emerson Lake and Palmer" or "Yes", when the mood strikes, remembering the players that have passed.
When the Pads were winning is was "my Padres" or when he felt cheeky, "mePadres". When they were losing it was "your Padres".
You try to keep it going and then you see life around you wilt. That's the bitch of getting old.