I was at the MTS Center on the morning of one of the days the Rangers were here in Winnipeg to play the Jets and I saw Sam and Joe walk out of the main concourse. Sam saw me wearing my Rangers jersey and came right over and shook my hand. We talked about the Rangers a bit and then we walked with him to the employee entrance to go watch the closed Rangers practice that I had been invited to. I swear I was more excited to meet Sam then I was to see the Rangers practicing! Super nice guy! I hope he's around for a good while yet!
I was two days old. A great call but it really does hold true for some of us.
I was 9, watching it on Eurosport in the middle of the night. Summer holiday so no school and I was allowed to watch most games of that Conf. and SC final. A feeling I will never forget. Still, such a vivid memory. Followed by the FIFA World Cup, at the same ridiculous hours. That year I lost my ability to sleep haha.
Speaking of all the times people complain about Sam "losing it" did any of you notice what kind of a ridiculous difference it was in the first few minutes of the game when Al and Dougay were announcing and what it sounded like the second Sam popped on the air? It was like comparing pee wee hockey to the stanley cup finals.
Sams been with me my whole life.... My earliest Ranger memories are Vanbiesbrooks rookie season ....But there very fuzzy I was about 6 at that time.....I was 14 in 94 ... I watched every game.... Have them recorded and stored away somewhere on VHS at my Moms place....My Dad took me to the parade a cpl days later.... I hope to go to it again someday sooner rather then later
Best in the business. Ranger games just aren't the same without him.
Absolutely. Last night was especially interesting where Al was doing play by play for a couple minutes while Sam came back upstairs. Granted, Al isn't a play by play guy, but he was doing play by play, but then Sam comes on, mentions somebody is behind the net, here's a pass up front, and there was something different about it. It's like ****ing magic.