Don Wittman

Sad news about CBC Sports broadcaster Don Wittman.
http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/story.html?id=169604
In my opinion, Wittman was an underappreciated for his hockey and football play-by-play. He didn't try to be flashy, he called it like he saw it and never tried to make himself a celebrity.
I wish him all the best.

....Horrible news....The one broadcaster in Wpg. who could do it all...He seemed tireless and was involved heavily in the sporting world in the Peg for many years...I hope you beat this thing Don...we know you're a fighter..take care..

I wish him the best in his fight against the disease.

Sad News GL to him

I had the pleasure to work with Don Wittman on numerous sports events during my time on the technical crew at CBC Winnipeg. He is a genuine caring gentleman who treats everyone with respect. In my opinion, one of the best sportcasters Canada has ever seen. I hope he can beat this and my prayers are with him.

He is an institution and he will live on forever in the annals of sports history.

Bless you Don.

Who will ever forget his call of the Donavan Bailey Gold Medal race at the Olympics. Good luck to Don and his family.

The CFL 'call' that stands out for me was the '91 Grey Cup game when he said "The Rocket Delivers".

Wow, the announcers of our youth are going to the big broadcast booth in the sky! Neat that Chevrier was one of the first Canadian sports announcers to work for ESPN! Quite an accomplishment. Will always remember the first ever Toronto Blue Jays game in which the late Doug Ault hit his two dingers

I liked Chevrier's play by play. I'll like to see the Jays wear a patch like they did for Tom Cheek. I think the old CFTO logo with DC in the middle would look good on the uniform sleeve.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CFTO-TV#History