As many of you have probably already heard via this announcement, I have indeed been chosen as the color commentator for Columbia Football for the audio/video feed on www.gocolumbialions.com and on an as-yet-to-be-named AM station in New York. I will be joining the skilled play-by-play man Jerry Recco of WFAN, who proved his talents last season while doing CU football and basketball games.
First, let me not make the same mistake Jay Leno made when he finally got the Tonight Show. I want to acknowledge the top-notch work Rick Mantz did as the color commentator last season. I am only replacing him because he is going back to coaching high school football; he will be the head coach at South Brunswick High. South Brunswick's gain is Columbia's loss, but I hope to be able to fill his shoes and give long-time Lions fans a voice of their own in the broadcast booth.
I also want to thank the many readers of this blog who openly campaigned for me to get this job, and the ones who supported me in other ways. I am forever grateful to you and I hope I don't let you down.