Hockey, Drake Hotel, Gold Medal discussed on Dan Barreiro
Program. Nanny. Well he's properly and legally. Distance? We haven't seen studio as Seen Louis in studio for quite sometime, so get him on. The phone brought to you by NFP, insurance the legends with Louis Series as we say hi to Louie. continues with another legend. That's why we call it. Legend's with Louis. On consecutive weeks it's been bowman say they're Sinden Esposito and now doc emrick kind enough to join us on the Wedding Clinic Classic, and Cataract Hotline Doc Welcome back to the show. We much appreciate your time. Say Hi to your Guy Nanny. Well after those four guys on the Mount Rushmore, hockey. Selling tickets to seat. And then you'd have the vote that all just like you in this vein all. Those guys. How are you? Doing Dr Nice to hear from you, you just. As I said so many times. It's a pleasure to talk with you and it certainly a pleasure to listen to you. You know I I've had the good fortune of working over the years with the best hockey broadcasters Danny. Alvin Dan Kelly Al, Shaver, Bob, goal I, never and I. was I was hoping you were going to come and work the state tournament? I I've been on with you, but I've never worked with you at the state tournament, or and then each game. That's one thing in life that I miss. Well a lot of times we were in the same building together, but you're more official capacity that I was. You were in charge of a team or or something like that. I remember a time when Bill Clement and you and I toured the mets sportscenter and you were talking about your team and you were all also talking about lucky seat. At that time you were a little more superstation than you are now and how you, maybe in the middle of sitting in a seat, north stars would score a goal, and so you would remain in that position Oh. Yeah, not only remaining in the seat, I've had times when I've had to hold onto a desk from the first period. Right through to third period, and my arms were numb by the end of the game because I. Requested for you now when the North Stars would go to you, guys ever stay at the drake. Hotel. Yes, we did. We were the first team. I got him to stay the Drake Hotel. We were the first team NHL to do that. And that's why they used to treat me so well and I actually had one of our sons bridal. grooms dinner at the Drake Hotel. Well, here's my question. There are only ten stories in the Drake Hotel. So, how did you get a room twenty three Drake Hotel? Louis I got twenty eight. The sweet and I put a three on it. Doc I will say good if. You probably because you're if you're at games, you're generally working. Them is nothing like watching a hockey game from the Lou nanny sweet or set a seats that he happens to be at that is a I. Don't at some point you stop watching the game and you start watching Louis reaction to the game. There is nothing like it. He is frenetic. He never stops. He never stops. Talking a frankly never stops swearing. It's an outstanding ensemble of of auditory. You know enjoyment. I'll bet it is in forty seven years of my being professional hockey. He is the only person I know. who was a season ticket holder for eighteen before he played for the team? That's right. That's a great point. See I was a season figure it because I was playing with the Olympic team and I. Don't want to turn pro right then. I bought tickets to the North Stars first year, and I used to do the post game show scoreboard show for the North Stars on TV, and then I joined them after the Olympic Games rover that year. I remember when they when when the flyers. Broadcasting Flyers, in for a couple of sequences like with the Babbel's Tech I couldn't hold his job, and so I was coming with the flyers, and this was at a time when norm green had the had the north stars before the name got changed the stars, and then eventually moved to Dallas, but they were they were have auctioning they were having raffles, and our and the players would would buy raffle tickets because the prizes were so big. And so and so we would have to hold the tickets for the players, and they would by huge amounts of these of these, and sometimes they would win. the flyers players never won, but there were occasions where visiting players would actually win these things in in the at the met sportscenter. Wild history about getting back in the days, and they were fun times, and that's part of the reason that I was looking forward to coming on was to just have a few laughs about those times. Do you know that coming up on? Friday is a legendary birthday in Minnesota hockey. History John. Message have another birthday on Friday. That's right Mariuchi just said when I think it was strategy. That's right. Yeah, yeah! Those are always great milestone birthday odd because. They should have lots of candles and lots of people saying happy birthday on. That's for sure. He I got a chance to meet John a few years ago. NBC got together. five guys from the nineteen sixty team in Squaw valley. And we sat around a round table in Squaw valley in the very building where all of the all of the teams in nineteen sixty would come to have lunch, and it was the it was the commissary for all of the athletes and all of the sports. And of all places that's where they had made. It was a and I'll never forget. They told me that on the first day that they arrived. They got seventeen one dollar bills. That was their allowance for the entire Olympics. Wow at dollar day dollar a day. Things have changed a little be back after the gold medal. While it turned out, they got the gold medals on the on the day that they defeated the checks on that Sunday morning and he had to be back at work at the station on Monday, so they got out of that day I mean there was no basking in glory after they become the gold medal winners in nineteen, sixty had to be back at the station the next day. and. It was wonderful to have met. Those guys into have had time with them. Because I was fourteen years old at the time and I got a rare hockey on US.