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Zach Leibowitz
Sideline Reporter

Zach Leibowitz

A former sideline reporter for ESPN

Farewell, Harry


You knew the voice. It never mattered whether you knew his name or not. That didn't matter, not to him at least. Because it was all about those one-of-a-kind set of pipes he had.

When you heard the sound of Harry Kalas, you turned the volume up. You were listening. You couldn't help it, not when watching NFL Films, listening to Westwood One or following the Philadelphia Phillies.

The sudden passing of Harry Kalas marks a sad day for the sporting world. He died in the broadcast booth in Washington this afternoon, a symbolic location given his beloved status as an announcer. How bittersweet that he received his 2008 World Series Ring last Wednesday, in what was his final home game in Philadelphia. Was he the most beloved voice of the NFL? He might very well have been. You certainly knew and respected his voice, whether you knew his name or not.

By Zach Leibowitz  |  April 13, 2009; 4:52 PM ET  | Category:  NFL , New York Giants , Zach Leibowitz Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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