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ABC Sportscaster Legend Chris Schenkel Passes Away

Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:42 am

For years, I have watched professional bowling on ABC. Nelson Burton Jr and Chris Schenkel did the bowling talk on TV.

Chris Schenkel died yesterday (Sept. 11). He was over 80 years of age.

Pro bowling have lost top names lately. Earl Anthony, Don Johnson, Dick Weber, and now Chris Schenkel.

More about Schenkel... News article from PBA.com (Professional Bowlers Association)

http://pba.com/news/default.asp?ID=4069

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RE: ABC Sportscaster Legend Chris Schenkel Passes Away

Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:50 am

All due respect...But YAWN...
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RE: ABC Sportscaster Legend Chris Schenkel Passes Away

Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:13 pm

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 1):
All due respect...But YAWN...

All due respect: zip it, Ted.

He was one of the real pioneers in TV sports broadcasting . He did just about everything: football, basketball, baseball, the Olympics, bowling. He alone made the PBA a big TV draw in the 70's, and when he left, it was no coincidence that the PBA died on network TV.

He was an excellent college football announcer as well.

A true great in the field of sports broadcasting. RIP.
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RE: ABC Sportscaster Legend Chris Schenkel Passes Away

Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:14 pm

His Banner sits right outside my office, he was a legend.
 
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RE: ABC Sportscaster Legend Chris Schenkel Passes Away

Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:26 pm

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 2):
He was an excellent college football announcer as well.

Yes, he was.

He called many of sporting
events.The Gary Thorn,Dick Enberg
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RE: ABC Sportscaster Legend Chris Schenkel Passes Away

Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:29 pm

I met Chris in 1984 in OAK at an Ice skating show....a real pro at what he did.
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RE: ABC Sportscaster Legend Chris Schenkel Passes Away

Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:30 pm

dude you went to an ice skating show?
 
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RE: ABC Sportscaster Legend Chris Schenkel Passes Away

Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:33 pm

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 6):
dude you went to an ice skating show?

I'm surprised he didn't blame President Bush.
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RE: ABC Sportscaster Legend Chris Schenkel Passes Away

Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:38 pm

Royal I use to photograph Skaters Portriats at regional meets......in fact I at one time was involved with a Silver Medalist on an official level.
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