Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Ernie Harwell

  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 87,058, Level: 91
    Level completed: 80%, Points required for next Level: 392
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    superdorf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    6,954
    Points
    87,058
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 0

    Ernie Harwell

    Ernie Harwell has incurable bile duct cancer. The Tigers showed a tribute video and he gave a speech at the Tigers game last night.

    I think it takes quite a bit of courage to do this:
    YouTube - Ernie Harwell Farewell Address
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paWJl3qpUIM"]YouTube - Ernie Harwell Farewell Address[/ame]


    Last edited by superdorf; 09-17-2009 at 09:38 PM. Reason: embeding video

  2. #2
    Recruit
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    98
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Ernie Harwell

    Thank you very much for posting that. Ernie is one of the best ever.


    Zack Greinke=Cy Young 2009.

  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 780,760, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 75.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    CycloneRulzzz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Nevada, IA
    Posts
    28,433
    Points
    780,760
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9,893
    Given: 15,088

    Re: Ernie Harwell

    I saw clip from this on sportcenter last night. Mr. Harwell is truly one of the best announcer's ever.


    Quote Originally Posted by BoxsterCy View Post
    Dude, you are Gameday Rulzzz and could probably post about anything.

  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 965,738, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 61.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    CycloneErik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Jamerica
    Posts
    66,908
    Points
    965,738
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9,474
    Given: 8,364

    Re: Ernie Harwell

    That man has incredible poise and courage to stand and make that announcement.

    It's awkward when he mentions that his journey is about to end "here in Michigan," and the crowd applauds, but other than that, this is a really fantastic video.



  5. #5
    All-Star
    Points: 31,634, Level: 54
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 316
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Apollo Beach, Florida
    Posts
    1,667
    Points
    31,634
    Level
    54
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Ernie Harwell

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    Ernie Harwell has incurable bile duct cancer. The Tigers showed a tribute video and he gave a speech at the Tigers game last night.

    I think it takes quite a bit of courage to do this:
    YouTube - Ernie Harwell Farewell Address
    YouTube - Ernie Harwell Farewell Address
    I lived in central Michigan for a while and went to as many Tiger games as I could and listened to every one. Ernie Harwell goes right up there with Jack Buck as one of the greatest baseball radio guys ever. Thanks, Ernie.



  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 92,781, Level: 94
    Level completed: 81%, Points required for next Level: 369
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    CylentButDeadly's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Windsor Heights, IA
    Posts
    3,406
    Points
    92,781
    Level
    94
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 12

    Re: Ernie Harwell

    I'm only 25, so I never really grew up in the generation of baseball on the radio, but you still have to respect the hell out of the guys like Harwell, Vin Scully and the late Jack Buck. Those guys represent everything that is still right and pure about baseball.


    "Karl Malone love making up jokes. Karl Malone always say, 'laughter is the best Mexican.' "

    -Jimmy Kimmel impersonating Karl Malone

  7. #7
    Prospect
    Points: 7,734, Level: 26
    Level completed: 31%, Points required for next Level: 416
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    57
    Points
    7,734
    Level
    26
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Ernie Harwell

    I grew up in central Michigan and listened to Harwell and the Tigers. He is not only one of the best baseball announcers but also a wonderful person.



  8. #8
    Speechless
    Points: 965,738, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 61.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    CycloneErik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Jamerica
    Posts
    66,908
    Points
    965,738
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9,474
    Given: 8,364

    Re: Ernie Harwell

    Quote Originally Posted by cydonn View Post
    I grew up in central Michigan and listened to Harwell and the Tigers. He is not only one of the best baseball announcers but also a wonderful person.
    He really carries himself there like an old-fashioned gentleman. Just from his walk, one can see that he's full of class.



  9. #9
    Pro
    Points: 39,443, Level: 61
    Level completed: 31%, Points required for next Level: 907
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures25000 Experience Points
    rdubbs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Central Iowa
    Posts
    2,769
    Points
    39,443
    Level
    61
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5
    Given: 5

    Re: Ernie Harwell

    Great post superdorf!



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 87,058, Level: 91
    Level completed: 80%, Points required for next Level: 392
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    superdorf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    6,954
    Points
    87,058
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 0

    Re: Ernie Harwell

    If you have HBO try and catch this weeks "Real Sports w/Bryant Gumble"

    The last segment is on Ernie.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBA
  • Football Season Opener vs. UNI
  • September 3, 2016
  • 07:00 PM