Cue the voice of Pat Foley in your head.
“He shoots, he scores!!!! Hawks win! Hawks win!”
As a child of Chicago’s south suburbs I was raised to love and cherish that phrase as well as anything else that came from the voice of Pat Foley. For nearly 30 years, Foley has been calling Chicago Blackhawks games on television and for a number of years simulcasting on radio. During his tenure famous former Hawks players such as Dale Tallon, Bill Gardner, Steve Konroyd, and most notably Ed Olczyk have manned the booth.
The pairing of Pat Foley and “Edzo” or “Eddie-O” appeared to be heading for regional stardom and near the top of the list of hockey broadcasters in the NHL. The past two seasons have all but erased any good Olczyk has contributed to broadcasts, and Foley has become a shell of the announcer known league-wide as the local boy living his dream of calling the Blackhawks.
Pat Foley, 59, has lost his ability to articulate and call a game as it happens. Mispronunciations, mistaken id...