This is a picture of two of the people from the NBC hockey broadcast team. Mike Emireck is the man on the left, and he does the play by play. Eddy Olzcheck is the man on the right, and he does the analysis. Ever since I was a little kid. I always enjoyed listening to these two people broadcast the games while I watched them. I look up to Mike Emireck because he is one of the best play by play announcers. I have always wanted to be like him. I have always wanted to be a play by play hockey announcer when I grow up.
Ever since I was a little kid I have loved to travel. Now, I love traveling every bit the same. There are many things I enjoy about traveling. I love not just the destination, but the journey. The relaxing feeling I get as I kick back with a cranberry juice and a good book as I soar high in the air on an airplane is a feeling that I find enjoyable. As excellent as a flight is, a trip is not a journey without a destination. I always find the final destination enjoyable. From the frosty ski slops in Aspen covered in powdery snow, to the warm summer beaches in Nantucket that are excellent for every water sport. From the rough wavy waters of the surf beaches, to the calm waters along the shore where our house is. Perfect for tubing, kneeboarding, and fishing for striped bass, blue fish, and scup. I always wondered if I could ever live a life where I could travel and watch live hockey games. That's when I knew that I wanted to be a hockey announcer.
Ever since then I practice doing the play by play when I watch hockey games. I know almost every player in the NHL right now, which is a skill that every announcer needs to posses. I also love using rich vocabulary, which I could do if I was a play by play announcer. I enjoy that the game of hockey moves fast. It is more fun to do the play by play if the sport is played at a faster pace. I would hate to be a baseball announcer because the time between every pitch is about a minute. That is not an exaggeration. Most importantly, If I were a hockey announcer I would I would get to watch around 100 live games a year because that is the aproxament amount of games that local sports announcers call. If I were like Mick Emirreck, and I could call national games, I would be seeing even more live games. In addition to watching live games, announcers also get to travel all over the place. The best part is that announcers get to do all this and they don't pay a penny. In fact, they get payed to do it. Few people get payed to do something they love, but I hope that soon I will be among those few people.