I thought Bob used to say he went to Emerson College. Not mentioned in his obituary.
The Cambridge School of Broadcasting was renamed Graham Jr. College and was located in Kenmore Square in Boston. One of the buildings is now the Hotel Buckminster. In 1977 it went bankrupt and the academic programs were transferred to Mt. Ida college which folded last year. Wikipedia doesn't mention it but I bet the strong broadcasting program was acquired by Emerson College as Emerson is in that kind of education and I never heard of a broadcasting program at Mt. Ida. Bob is listed as one of the notable alumni of Cambridge School of Broadcasting/Graham Jr. College along with the late comedian Andy Kaufman.
Post by crusader1970 on Apr 22, 2021 21:42:49 GMT -5
After a short put back basket he would say “And that one was finger lickin good.”
One other memory was his post game radio interviews with Jave Meade. The two had a terrific rapport and a good part of the interview was taken up with the two laughing as Bob would kid Jave about a particular play and Jave would just laugh and come back at him with a cute comment.
I got to know Bob back in the late 1960’s when I began teaching mathematics at Algonquin Regional High School and coaching Freshman Basketball. I can vividly remember all the stories he told about the stunts and jokes he and his friends pulled while in school. We certainly had many laughs together.
I will never forget the good times we shared at the Holy Cross basketball games and all that he did to get ads to keep Cross Sports on the air, both TV and radio. He stepped up and did the heavy lifting when no one else would. Thank you for all you did for sports and in particular for Holy Cross!
Also, we have very clear and wonderful memories of Bob and Togo telling stories at the Annual Golf Outings at Blackstone National Country Club. Those were the best of times!
If I may there is one "line/saying" that Bob used that I don't think has been previously mentioned.... it has to do with basketball player Michael Vincens following a great move on the court (paraphrasing as best I can): "Like dancing through the streets on a Saturday night in Ponce, Puerto Rico"!
May you rest in peace my friend!
Bob's obituary can be found here in today's Worcester Telegram:
Post by timholycross on May 4, 2021 13:05:52 GMT -5
I remembered another one Bob liked to use in football.
HC would be faced w/4th down in a big spot or some other critical situation where the coaching staff had to make a tough decision: "You can talk about it around the water cooler at work on Monday morning, but Coach xxxxx has to make the call now".
Of course, sadly; when the program dipped and fell out of the limelight, I often thought "just who at work on Monday morning is talking about Holy Cross football?"