Sports have a tremendous way of leaving everlasting memories in peoples’ lives. From the craziest shots to the biggest controversies, they are a topic for discussion for years to come. Other times, it’s the people calling the game that we seem to feel a personal connection to.
On Tuesday night, the sports world lost a great one to retirement, as Brett Musburger made his final appearance as a sports commentator after an incredible career spanning nearly 50 years. From the NFL to the The Masters, Musburger has been there to call some of the biggest moments in sports. When people sit at home watching sporting events, knowing who you’ll be listening to the entire game is just as important as the teams competing, and Brett was a defining pillar in his field of work. He made watching sports from home another experience that you couldn’t really have if you attended the event. Broadcasters like him get a first row seat to all events, and they act as storytellers to the viewers, seeing details we might be able to only see through a camera. The list of legendary sports commentators can add one more name to itself, thanks to the great storytelling career of Mr. Musburger.
The Kentucky Wildcats also presented Musburger with a jersey – with the number 50 – as a tribute to his career. As if being his last game wasn’t enough, the basketball heavens were looking down on Rupp Arena and made sure to send Brett off in fashion. Both teams ended the fourth quarter tied up at 76 and from that moment, we got five more special minutes with a legend.
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— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 1, 2017