01-25-2013, 02:23 PM
Third String But Playing on Special Teams
Join Date: May 2009
Re: Gil Santos has retired
I vote John Rooke for Santos' vacated slot. He's been The Patriots stadium announcer for what?.... 25, 26, or more years at this point?
I mean... boy, talk about a guy who's put in his time and paid his dues.
He's also extremely knowledgeable. He's been on ESPN, Boston radio, and has hosted his own show on Patriots.com for a very very long time.
Aside from being the stadium voice of The New England Patriots, he's also the man for The Providence Friars Basketball Team at The Dunk. Oh, and he travels for away games and does radio for them.
And if that's not a kick ass resume fer ya, he actually travels across the country, picking up announcer gigs here and there for Division 1 College Football, mostly West Virginia, but it's a long list ta boot.
I don't know anyone else who's as qualified to step into Gil Santos' boots more than John Rooke is.
If you'd like to learn more, go to John.Rooke on Facebook. (and nobody nudged me over here to do this. I'm a Rooke FAN. The guy is great and his getting this gig would be like the best thing that's ever happened to him. And I don't know anybody in The Patriots' organization who DESERVES a well-EARNED opportunity than John Rooke does.
I mean, sometimes it'd be nice to see life work right and see people accurately rewarded for their hard work & dedication.
And if you look up dedication along with The New England Patriots, Rooke's picture comes up in the dictionary.
Pewsterbaby (a.k.a. Brooklyn Matt)