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Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery are calling the game tomorrow

Tomorrow’s game is part of the CBS Sports Classic, so the network’s breaking out the big guns for the event. Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery will call the game for CBS, with Allie LaForce handling sideline duties. (If you’re upset I didn’t use a picture of her, you also realize you can Google too, right?)

Verne may be lovable, but to me, Raftery is still the best. The ðŸ if you are up your emojis. Raftery’s an epic figure to me, so much so that having a drink with him (or even just down the bar from him) is on my bucket list. I still find his notes from the 2014 Final Four in Dallas fascinating:

And, of course, the requisite “Onions” call:

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2 Comments for Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery are calling the game tomorrow



  1. Shawn Kemp
    8:04 pm December 18, 2015 Permalink

    Bill Raftery’s style is sooo exhausting. He will forever simply sound like he’s calling the game from a garbled predetermined personal Mad Lib schematic.

    1.__[player’s name] 2. _[incoherently uttered mouthful of food sounds]_ 3. _[some variant of ‘kiss’]_ 4. squints at camera/maybe even tickles Lundquist.

    Twitter: @dallonadams



  2. EdC
    10:07 am December 19, 2015 Permalink

    Jay Bilas
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    long LONG talent gap
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    all other announcers
    Guy off the street
    Bill Raftery
    DICK Vitale