It was great growing up in the Nebraska in the 1990’s. The country was doing fairly well, indie music was blowing up, and Cornhusker sports was about as good as you could get. The football, basketball, and volleyball teams were all the hottest tickets in town.
There was also a voice behind the Cornhuskers, football back then. A distinctive voice that I will always think of when someone says “The voice of the Huskers”.
If you grew up back then to “Touchdown Tommie Frazier!” or more often “Touchdown-Touchdown-Touchdown Tommie Frazier!” was constantly ringing in your ears as Husker football games would play on.
Now, we get Kent announcing Husker basketball games. His voice is synonymous with Nebrasketball. He has gone from “Touchdown!” to “Banagrang!”.
If you’re like me, you listen to his broadcast while watching the game on TV. I usually push the mute button on my remote and turn up the radio broadcast. There is nothing wrong with the TV announcers. It’s just that Kent does Nebraska sports, or in this case Nebrasketball better. To someone who grew up listening to him announce football and now basketball, I would not want to listen to anyone else.
Congratulations Kent on your 1,000th game with Nebraska. Here is to hoping you hit 1,000 more. I want my kids to grow up with your voice in their ears.
Anyway, on to flakes...
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Here is the story on @KentPavelka doing his 1,000th career @HuskerHoops game. Nice words from @CoachMiles on Kent who @JayBilas calls one of the best voices in college hoops. #Huskers #BANGARANG pic.twitter.com/3Hi0dn55co— Dan Corey (@DanCorey1011) December 3, 2018
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We do not deserve dogs. pic.twitter.com/w6QkU5fljP