I grew up as a Jacket fan listening to George and Bill every hockey game since inaugural season. It's not easy following NHL here in Norway, Only 1 Jacket game has been broadcatsted a season. But even with a +6 hour difference they made it easy. Without them and their enthusiasm and engagement i would not have been a Jacket fan today. They made me feel i was right there, at the game watching(in my mind). Many night did i lay in bed with them .. on my ear. Sometimes i fell asleep and would wake up with a scooooooooooooore Bluuue jackets or a Rick Nash count the cash ..
Much love and best wishes to you and your family George.
Whenever I see George, he calls me by name. That's when you know someone is a class act. Won't be the same around here without you better, get back soon!
I met George through a friend earlier this season & have talked to him a couple times at the post-game show, but I haven't gone to a post-game show since November. What really surprised me is that he recognized me & remembered who I was as I walked down the tunnel to start my locker room tour at Hockey Fest (he & Davidge were walking the other way out into the arena.).
I was impressed that he's able to put names with faces of the fans that he meets, case in point my & Casework's examples.
George extended his hand of friendship to me in year one, and I have been priviledged to know him since. As other priorities have limited my hockey life recently, weeks or months may pass between our visits, but when we rejoin, it's like we never missed a beat. A sign of a true friend.
He IS the voice of the Blue Jackets, and is one of the classiest personnas in ALL of professional sports.
All my best to you, my friend. Know that our prayers are with you, and we look forward to welcoming you back.
George was at the annual Powell festival a couple years ago and I got a chance to talk to him, then again at the Chiller one morning. Nicest guy you'd ever want to meet. Here's hoping everything goes well and he's back with us soon.
George is a great guy as is Bill. Had a chance to meet both along with my family earlier this year in the broadcast booth. Absolutley first class, grade AAA person.................just another reason to love hockey, the NHL and the Jackets in particular. Thoughts & prayers with you George...