In every sport, and in every league, there is at least one announcer that separates himself from the pack. For Canadian Football, Don Whittman was that man.
His distinctive voice, witty personality and spot-on analysis sometimes overshadowed even the color commentator, and that’s was what made Whittman special.
When I first began watching Canadian football in the late 1980’s, Whittman was the only announcing voice I knew, but when I heard it for the first time I knew that he was the genuine article.
With all due respect to Chris Cuthbert, Don Whittman was the voice of Canadian Football and no one even comes close.
I wish Don was still doing CFL games on CBC, instead of doing all of the miscellaneous sports that hardly anyone cares about.
In short, I raise my glass to Don Whittman; the greatest of all time.