JOHN HORRIGAN
VIRTUOSO SPORTS SHOW ANNOUNCER





CURRENTLY IN 2016:



HISTORIAN



THE FOLKLORIST TV SHOW



BOSTON/NEW ENGLAND EMMY® AWARD WINNER - 2015

BOSTON/NEW ENGLAND EMMY® AWARD WINNER - 2015

BOSTON/NEW ENGLAND EMMY® AWARD WINNER - 2014

BOSTON/NEW ENGLAND EMMY® AWARD WINNER - 2013

BOSTON/NEW ENGLAND EMMY® AWARD WINNER - 2012



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In the hub of the greatest bastion of major league sports (New England), John has been lucky enough to work as a professional sports announcer in the region for the last 25 years. Today he announces charity hockey games all over North America for the Boston Bruins Alumni, U.S. Olympic Alumni Hockey Teams, (for both men and women), and with members of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens and National Hockey League Alumni.He is recognized as one of the premiere "show" hockey announcers in North America, having called over 3,500 sporting events (including three historic intercontinental Friendship Cup series between the Gazprom Export Hockey Team, Team USA and Team Canada). In 2012, he called a game between the Russian Arctic Hockey and the Boston Bruins Alumni - and was given only 15 minutes notice before the game! He served as the host for Brad Park's Be A Bruin cable televsion series in 2006. He called the Winter Legends Classic at Fenway Park with Jack Edwards in early January of 2010, served as the bench interviewer for the Legends Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium in December of 2015, and called two Canadian Legends Winter Classic hockey games between the Canadiens and Bruins Alumni in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Horrigan webcasted the play-by-play for two exhibition games between the Boston Bruins and the New York Islanders at the TD Garden in September of 2010. John also served as the announcer for a series of fundraising hockey games in Nantucket involving members of the Gold Medal-winning U.S. Olympic Women's Hockey Team and other Olympians on Nantucket from 2007 - 2012 ("Charity on Ice")

Horrigan also announces charity basketball, softball and flag football games for the New England Patriots Alumni, which is a team comprised of both retired and current players. Since 1994 he has worked with players from all 6 of New England's Super Bowls. John has also worked with alumni members of the New York Giants.

John is a seasoned veteran of comedy basketball, having announced and performed professionally in over 600 games (since 1993) around the globe (Kuwait, the Caribbean, Canada) for the Harlem Rockets, Harlem Wizards, Harlem Magicians, Harlem Hoopsters and currently with the Court Jesters comedy basketball team. In 2013, he called a Comedy Basketball All Star Game at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts featuring members of Harlem Globetrotters, Harlem Rockets, Harlem Wizards and Court Jesters

He has called over 500 football games in his career and spent 19 seasons in the Eastern Football League with the Randolph Oilers. John called the historic Moscow Giants / Marlboro Shamrocks exhibition game in 1990 (after which some Soviet players defected to the United States), the transcontinental minor league football championship game in Canada (just after a moderate earthquake) between the Randolph Oilers and the Ottawa Bootleggers and the Minor League Football Alliance Championship between the Marlboro Shamrocks and the Racine Raiders. He called the Bridgewater Gladiators inaugural game in 2009.

John recently retired after 25 years of calling Thanksgiving Day High School football games for the Dedham/Norwood rivalry and more recently for the Medfied/Dover-Sherborn rivalry.

As a producer and host of the cable television program Atlantic Boxing Television, John announced over 200 professional and amateur boxing matches (ringside or as the ring announcer). He was the final boxing announcer in the old Boston Garden in 1995 where he called the Golden Gloves National Championship and he also called the 1994, 1995 and 1996 Golden Gloves New England Regional Championships at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Horrigan called many of "Hurricane" Peter McNeeley's fights leading up to his match with Mike Tyson.

Horrigan produced and announced the 1995 NCAA Fencing Championship at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts and later turned it into a cable television series entitled En Garde.

John was a pit reporter on the auto racing cable television series Speedway Heat from 1994 through 1997 and later called seven Arthritis Foundation Mini Grand Prix races from 2000 - 2006.

Since 2001, he has called the Peabody Police vs. Northshore Oldtimers Labor Day Baseball Game to benefit the Jimmy Fund.

He has hosted seven Millis Firefighters' Musters.

Horrigan now partners (for the 21st year) with Celebrity Marketing Inc. by serving as their host for Bourque Golf (2001-2016), Kevin Faulk Celebrity Softball (2007-2010), the Boston Celtics Shamrock Golf Classic (2008-2009), Jason Varitek Celebrity Putt-Putt (2006-2009), The Annual Boston Bruins Foundation Golf Tournament (2008-2016), New England Sand Sculpting Festival (2006-2008) and Troy Brown Celebrity Bingo (2004-2008).

Below you'll John's Hall of Fame of great people. It's his version of Facebook.



PROFESSIONAL PLAY-BY-PLAY AND PUBLIC ADDRESS HISTORY






NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS ALUMNI:

Basketball, Football, Softball, Golf (1994-2010)




·  With a friend and 3-Time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady, quarterback of the New England Patriots.

·  3-Time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady, quarterback of the New England Patriots, signs a football for me at the Patriots 2008 Training Camp.

·  With New England Patriot Wide Receiver and NFL Record Holder (23 Touchdown Receptions in one season) Randy Moss in 2009.

·  Getting a ball signed by 2-Time Super Bowl Champion and New England Patriots' Nose Tackle Vince Wilfork at the 2008 Training Camp.

·  With the New England Patriots' Patrick Chung and Darius Butler. The two defensive backs were selected by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft.

·  With New England Patriot Hall of Famer and all-time leading Wide Receiver and Punt Returner Troy Brown in 2009.

·  With New England star linebacker and 2008 AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Jerod Mayo in 2009.

·  With New England Patriot defensive back Brandon Meriweather. Nice off of the gridiron, but nasty on it.

·  With New England Patriots' Kicker (named to the 2008 Pro Bowl) and NFL Record Holder (74 PATs in 2007) Stephen Gostkowksi in 2009.

·  With New England Patriots' Guard (Pro Bowl 2007) Logan Mankins in 2009.

·  With Hall of Fame Quarterback Doug Flutie.

·  With 4-time Super Bowl (and 3-time Champion) New England Patriot Running Back Kevin Faulk - "Mr. Third Down" at a charity basketball game in 2009.

·  With New England Patriots: Cornerback and NFL Kick-off Return record holder (108 yds) Ellis Hobbs (now with the Philadelphia Eagles) and Running Back Laurence Maroney.

·  With versatile Center/Guard/Tackle/Special Teams/Tight End/Fullback Russ Hochstein, who spent seven seasons with the New England Patriots before being traded to the Denver Broncos. "Hoax" is a great guy.

·  With Joe Andruzzi, formerly of the New England Patriots. Joe won three Super Bowl rings with New England.

·  With two former New England Patriots: Steve King (who played ten years with the club and is a great friend) and "The Lanemaker" Max Lane (another great guy) who played in Super Bowl XXXI. When Max plays hockey, the comedy level is high.

·  With New England Patriots' Linebacker Pierre Woods in 2009.

·  With Ray Clayborn, 15-year outstanding cornerback and kick returner, formerly of the New England Patriots

·  With Larry Izzo of the New England Patriots. He was great to work with while he was with the Patriots. He once gave me backstage passes for his "Larry-oke" karaoke show. He's now with the New York Jets.

·  With 10-year veteran New England Patriot Running Back Sammy Morris.

·  Wide Receiver Greg Lewis joined the New England Patriots in 2009 after 7 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He now plays for Minnesota.

·  With New England Patriots (left to right) Ray Ventrone, Kevin Faulk, Pierre Woods, Steve Gostkowski, Antwain Spann, Russ Hochstein and Ellis Hobbs before a season-opening basketball game in Haverhill in 2009.

·  With Leigh Bodden, cornerback who joined the Patriots in 2009 after playing 6 seasons in Detroit and Cleveland.

·  With Super Bowl Champion and radio/tv personality Linebacker Steve DeOssie in 2009

·  With New England Patriots lineman Nick Kaczur and former defensive end (who played in Super Bowl XX) Garin Veris.

·  With New England Patriot veteran linebacker and Super Bowl champion Eric Alexander in 2009.

·  One of my favorite photos. 17 Super Bowls and 13 Super Championships are represented in this group of New England Patriots from a 2005 photograph. Left to right: Matt Chatham, Patrick Pass, Chris Redman, Russ Hochstein, Mosi Tatupu, Steve Neal and Roland James.

·  With New England Patriots quarterback Kevin O'Connell at a charity basketball game in 2009. O'Connell now plays for the New York Jets.

·  With Former New England Patriot Offensive Lineman Wesley Britt in 2009.

·  At a New England Patriots' Exhibition game in September of 2009. I love the pre-season games as I get to say farewell to some of the players that I worked with in the off-season.

·  With former versatile New England Patriot Defensive Back/Special Teams/Running Back/Wide Receiver Ray Ventrone in 2009.

·  With the New England Patriots Alumni (Jim Bowman, Ronnie Lippett, Roland James and Steve King) in 2003

·  Just prior to the Third Annual Kevin Faulk Celebrity Softball Game at Campanelli Stadium in May of 2009.

·  The National Anthem is played at the 2009 Kevin Faulk Celebrity Softball Classic at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, Mass. A light crowd due to the weather. Red Team (from third base to home): Gostkowski, Hochstein, A.Thomas, Mayo, Wilfork, Faulk, Maroney, Aiken, Ventrone, Britt, Gutierrez, Green-Ellis, Spann, Meriweather, Wilhite. Blue Team (home to first base): Morris, Nash, O'Connell, Sanders, Alexander, Bruschi (with his kids), D.Thomas, Woods, Guyton, Neal, Kaczur, Banta-Cain, K.Smith

·  At the New England Patriots' celebrity basketball game at Newton North High School on April 16th, 2009, I named the inept scorekeeper as the Player of the Game. Due to his inability to pay attention, perform simple arithmetic and inadvertent point shaving, he was Newton's high scorer with 22 points.

·  With Roland James, Jim Bowman and Steve King of the New England Patriots Alumni in 2004

·  Hosting Troy Brown Bingo at Gillette Stadium with comedian Tony V in 2004.

·  Troy Brown Celebrity Bingo; 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008

·  Calling a bingo number at Troy Brown Celebrity Bingo in 2007

·  Troy Brown Celebrity Bingo, 2007




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BOSTON RED SOX ALUMNI:

Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Golf (1994-2009)




·  With two-time World Series Champion Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein.

·  With All Star catcher/captain and two-time World Series Champion Jason Varitek at his annual mini golf fundraiser in 2009.

·  With All Star pitcher and two-time World Series Champion Jason Varitek at 'Jason Varitek's Celebrity Putt Putt' in 2009. "Josh, mind if I get a photo with you?" "Sure, man". As we waited for the girl to figure out how to take a photo (not rocket science) Josh turned to sign another ball.....

·  With the "Spaceman" Bill Lee of Boston Red Sox Alumni in 2002.

·  7 years later (almost to the day), again, with the "Spaceman" Bill Lee of Boston Red Sox Alumni in 2009 at the annual Peabody Police Jimmy Fund Baseball Game.

·  With 3-time All Star Boston Red Sox outfielder Jason Bay at the '2009 Jason Varitek Celebrity Putt Putt'.

·  With Jacoby Ellsbury of the Boston Red Sox at the 2008 Jason Varitek Celebrity Putt Putt.

·  With Tim Wakefield of the Boston Red Sox at the 2008 Jason Varitek Celebrity Putt Putt.

·  With Boston Red Sox infielder Jed Lowrie at the '2009 Jason Varitek Celebrity Putt Putt'.

·  With 2-time World Series Champion and 1975 Fireman of the Year Rawly Eastwick, who won 2 games in the 1975 World Series.

·  With Boston Red Sox first baseman Casey Kotchman at the '2009 Jason Varitek Celebrity Putt Putt'.

·  With former Boston Red Sox 3B/SS Rico Petrocelli, who played in two World Series: 1967 and 1975 and the 1969 All Star Game.

·  With 3-time World Series star lefthanded pitcher John Tudor and World Series Champion third baseman Mike Pagliarulo

·  With former Boston Red Sox pitcher Dennis 'Oil Can' Boyd at the 2009 Peabody Police Labor Day Jimmy Fund Baseball Game.

·  With former Boston Red Sox pitchers (and native sons of Massachusetts) Brian Rose (l) and Kenny Ryan (r) at the 2009 Peabody Police Labor Day Jimmy Fund Baseball Game.

·  With legendary sportswriter and ESPN host Peter Gammons, who always headlines my brother's Hot Stove Cool Music event.

·  Front row at Fenway Park with my father. My brother Jeff used to get awesome seats for my dad every Father's Day and I got to tag along.

·  Hosting the Jason Varitek Celebrity Putt Putt event in 2007.

·  Jason Varitek Celebrity Putt Putt; 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

·  With the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series Trophy


·  With the 2007 Boston Red Sox World Series Trophy

·  Posing with the Boston Red Sox 2004 and 2007 World Series Championship Trophies and the Boston Celtics 2008 NBA Championship Trophy in January of 2009 at my brother's Hot Stove Cool Music event.




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BOSTON CELTICS ALUMNI:

Golf, Softball (2008-2009)




·  Sitting with the bronze statue of Boston Celtics legendary head coach Red Auerbach at Faneuil Hall in Boston.

·  With Boston Celtics legend Bob Cousy at the 2009 Boston Celtics Shamrock Golf Classic. I got a 'Tommy Point' that night.

·  With Boston Celtics legend Tommy Heinsohn at the 2009 Boston Celtics Shamrock Golf Classic. I got a 'Tommy Point' that night.

·  With Boston Celtics star power forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis at the 2009 Boston Celtics Shamrock Golf Classic.

·  With former Boston Celtics point guard and 3-point shootout champion (hence the twin flash of '3') Dana Barros at the 2009 Boston Celtics Shamrock Golf Classic.

·  With actor Donnie Wahlberg at the 2008 Boston Celtics Shamrock Golf Classic

·  With the Boston Celtics 17th NBA Championship Trophy; 2008 Boston Celtics Shamrock Golf Classic

·  With the Boston Celtics 17th NBA Championship Trophy; 2009 Boston Celtics Shamrock Golf Classic




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BOSTON BRUINS ALUMNI:

Hockey, Basketball, Softball, Golf (1994-2010)




·  With the Boston Bruins Alumni and the Stanley Cup in Stowe, Vt on December 6th, 2008. Back Row (L-R): Glen Featherstone, Brad Park, John Carter, Guy Larose, Bruce Shoebottom, Me, Terry O'Reilly, Bob Miller; Front Row (L-R): Bruce Crowder, Rick Middleton, Rick Smith, Cleon Daskalakis, The Stanley Cup, Gary Doak, Bill Bartlett.

·  With the Stanley Cup in Stowe, Vermont along with legendary referee and NHL player Paul "Stewie" Stewart and 3-time Stanley Cup Finalist (and 1970 Stanley Cup Champion) defenseman Rick Smith.

·  With the Stanley Cup before a Freedom Cup game in December of 2007. I was ailing that day.

·  Calling a game for the "Be A Bruin" television series in July of 2006.

·  Calling a game for Brad Park's "Be A Bruin" television series in 2006.

·  With hockey legend Bobby Orr

·  With 22-year veteran Hall of Fame Defenseman Ray Bourque at his annual golf tournament in 2009.

·  With Hockey Hall of Famer Brad Park and his son Kelly after a game in Vermont in 2009. Brad produced the "Be A Bruin" television series in 2006

·  With the Boston Bruins' legendary right winger Terry O'Reilly in 2009.

·  With former Boston Bruins (and now sports announcers) Andy Brickley (TV) and Bob Beers (Radio).

·  With Boston Bruins Vice President and 16-year veteran defenseman Don Sweeney in 2004.

·  A photo that I took during the 2006 Freedom Cup between the Boston Bruins Almuni and the Team USA Alumni of Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli and Vice President Don Sweeney.

·  With Boston Bruin All Star centerman Marc Savard in 2009.

·  With Boston Bruin power forward and pugilist Milan Lucic in 2009.

·  With Boston Bruin right winger Michael Ryder in 2009.

·  With Boston Bruin defenseman Dennis Wideman in 2009.

·  With Boston Bruins forwards David Krejci and Vladimir Sobotka in 2009.

·  Interviewing Ray Bourque at the Jason Varitek Celebrity Putt Putt

·  Cigars with Ray Bourque and Reggie Lemelin

·  Seconds after the ole' cigar trick: with Ray Bourque and Reggie Lemelin

·  With Hockey Hall-of-Famer Brad Park and star-struck Left Winger Normand Leveille

·  With Boston Bruins all-star goaltender Tim Thomas

·  With young Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask

·  With Boston Bruins former coach and captain (whose number 24 has been retired by the Boston Bruins) Terry "Taz" O'Reilly. Terry is a legend who epitomizes what the Boston Bruins are all about - hustle, heart and soul. I remember talking to him on a bus ride about economical and political matters and thinking that I was conversing with a college professor (and not a former NHL gunfighter). O'Reilly would take on anyone in the National Hockey League during his playing days, but only if the terms were with honor and valor. He never jumped anyone. He always gave the other guy an even chance to fight him, even though Terry would eventually kick his ass. Behind us is super sports marketing agent and outstanding goaltender Cleon Daskalakis. Cleon has been so good to me over the years and has helped my career out substantially (since 1993!). He is a spectacular goaltender and all around athlete who really understands what "show hockey" is all about. He reminds me of the great showman "Rainbow" (of the Harlem Rockets, Harlem Hoopsters and Court Jesters) who is mentioned later on this page. They both "get it" in regard to what sports entertainment should be.

·  This is one of my prized autographed photos. Legendary official Paul Stewart is ready to go with Bruins' captain Terry 'Taz' O'Reilly. Stewart took on three Bruin heavyweights that night (and lost all 3 battles): O'Reilly, Stan Jonathan and Al Secord. It was a homecoming for the kid from Jamaica Plain and it was a testimony to his willingness to take on three of the toughest guys in the league.

·  With Boston Bruins All-Star Right Winger and former captain (whose number 16 really should be retired by the Boston Bruins - C'mon Charlie, Pete and Donny) Rick "Nifty" Middleton. Nifty is my new boss as President of the Boston Bruins Alumni.

Along with me and my fat face is two-time Stanley Cup finalist, former president of the Boston Bruins Alumni and currently Director of Development for the Boston Bruins Foundation Bob Sweeney. "Swoop" has really helped out my broadcast career and he is a great event coordinator. He's brought alot of goodwill back to the organization.

·  With one of the toughest Boston Bruin players ever: Left Winger Jay Miller. He has some awesome stories from his days as Wayne Gretzky's 'bodyguard'.

·  Another one with gladiator Jay Miller. Boy could this guy throw 'em. Holy....

·  On board the 2009 Boston Bruins Harbor Cruise with Tim Sweeney, Gary Doak and Nevin Markwart.

·  Bob Sweeney, Reg Lemelin, Cleon Daskalakis and Olympic Gold Medalist Colleen Coyne watch a special news report prior to a game at Iorio Arena in Walpole, Mass. in 2005.

·  With five-time Stanley Cup Finalist (and 1970 Stanley Cup Champion) defenseman Gary Doak. Another guy who has done alot for my career. I swear I'm up to nearly 300 charity games with "Sammy".

·  With the Boston Bruins Alumni (I'm in the back row standing, 5th from the left) at the second annual Maine Mariners' Alumni Hockey Game at Cumberland County Civic Center in 2009. I'm in the third row, fifth from the left.

·  With 13-year veteran centerman (and former Boston Bruins coach) Steve Kasper, who won the Selke Award in 1982.

·  With the Boston Bruins Ice Girls on the Boston Bruins Foundation Boston Harbor Cruise in 2009.

·  With former Boston Bruin, Olympian and 16-year veteran Right Wing Steve Leach in 2004.

·  With former Boston Bruin (15-year veteran centerman) and 4-time Stanley Cup Finalist (1984 Champion with Edmonton) Kenny Linseman.

·  Boston Bruins Alumni; 2003 - 2010

·  A.J. Mleczko Nantucket Charity On Ice; 2007, 2008. I'm in the front row, first on the left (sitting).

·  A.J. Mleczko Nantucket Charity On Ice garden party, 2008



FREEDOM CUP HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP:

Russia Gaz Prom, Team USA, Team Canada, Boston Bruins Alumni (2005, 2006, 2007)


·  Boston Bruins Alumni vs. Russia Gaz Prom; 2005, 2006, 2007 (2005: back row standing - circled, 6th from right)

·  Team USA, Team Canada, Russia Gaz Prom and Boston Bruins Alumni at Harvard University; November, 2006. I am in the back row, 9th from the right.

·  With Team USA alumni and Boston Bruins Alumni at Harvard University prior to a Freedom Cup game in 2006. I'm in the back row, 7th from the right.

·  NHL/Olympic Alumni vs. Russia Gaz Prom; 2005, 2006, 2007 (December 2nd, 2007 - Bedford, MA). I'm sitting front row, center.

·  Presenting 5-Super Bowl New England Patriots' autographed football to Deputy Chairman (and hockey team captain) of Gazprom Alexander Medvedev in 2006.

·  With Deputy Chairman (and hockey team captain) of Gazprom Alexander Medvedev in 2005.

·  With Hall-of-Famer, 2-time gold medalist and 3-time Stanley Cup Champion Igor Larionov

·  With 3-time Olympian and 2-time Stanley Cup Champion Scott Young

·  Calling a Friendship Cup game high above Boston University's Agganis Arena

 

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·  Boston Bruins Alumni vs. Martha's Vineyard Islanders; 2007. I'm in the front row, third from left (kneeling).

·  Boston Bruins Alumni vs. Martha's Vineyard Islanders; 2008. These guys, led by enforcer Mick Vukota have beaten us two straight years in overtime shootouts! I'm front row, second from left.

·  Boston Bruins Alumni Team Photo, 2007. I'm back row, second from right.

·  Boston Bruins Alumni and Stow Aces with Stanley Cup in Stowe, VT on December 6th, 2008. I'm third row, eighth from left (under red/white balloons).

With 3-time Olympic Medalist Katie King

With Bruce Crowder, former Boston Bruin Right Winger and standout college coach at Northeastern University.

With five-time Stanley Cup Finalist, two-time Stanley Cup Champion and legendary penalty killer Don Marcotte. Current Boston Bruins Alumni president Rick Middleton is to my left.

With Former Bruin players ("The Kamikaze Kid") Nevin Markwart and 1992 U.S. Olympian Tim Sweeney

With radio sensation and pugilist Lyndon Byers and 4-time Stanley Cup Champion Mike Krushelnyski

Wearing the rings of 4-time Stanley Cup Champion Mike Krushelnyski.

Close-up of the rings of 4-time Stanley Cup Champion Mike Krushelnyski.

·  With Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference and Ken Casey from the wildly popular rock band the Dropkick Murphys.

·  With former Bruin goaltender Byron Dafoe on stage during casino cruise.

·  With 4-time All-Star, Silver Medalist and Stanley Cup Champion Bill Guerin

·  With Boston Bruin and San Jose Shark Left Winger John Carter who poses as Flavor Flav at the 2008 Nantucket Police Hockey Game Party at the Fairgrounds Restaurant. One of the funniest guys I've ever met.

·  With former Boston Bruin Tom Songin. I've known "Bomber" for 18 years now. He's a great guy and did a good job with a small role in the Farrelly Brothers' movie "Stuck On You".

·  Boston Bruins Alumni vs. Nantucket Police All Stars; 2003 - 2008 (2007 photo). I'm front row, sixth from right or left.

·  Boston Bruins Alumni vs. Nantucket Police All Stars; 2003 - 2008 (2008 photo). I'm front row, fourth from right.


·  Boston Bruins Alumni vs. Microsoft All Stars; 2003

·  Boston Hockey Legends; 2000 - 2009

·  Boston Hockey Legends team caricature, 2001 season. I'm in the back row on the right holding a microphone.

·  With goaltender Bobby Farrelly. I only know the guy as a hell of a goaltender who has played some great games both against us and for us. He's made some really unbelievable stops while under siege. They tell me that together with his brother Peter he has produced, written and directed some great films.

·  With a pair of the 1986 Stanley Cup Champion Montreal Canadiens, rugged Left Winger and very good friend Steve Rooney and seasoned 13-year veteran defenseman Mike Lalor. They don't make many men finer than Roons.

·  My 2002 Boston Hockey Legends biography, vampire haircut and bad advice for youngsters.


·  New England Celebrity Ice Sharks; 1993 - 2000

·  1998 New England Celebrity Ice Sharks Team Photo. I'm back row, first on left.

·  With former Boston Bruin forward, U.S. Olympian and longtime friend Bob Miller along with former Providence Bruin and bigtime scrapper Brendan Walsh

·  With former Boston Bruin winger, Calder Trophy winner and 2002 Olympic Bronze Medalist Sergei Samsonov at his golf tournament.

·  With former Boston Bruin defenseman Glen Featherstone.

With former Boston Bruins star right winger Rick Middleton, goaltender/film producer/writer/director Bobby Farrelly, former NHL sniper (320 career goals) Tony McKegney and former Boston Bruin defenseman and pugilist "Shoe" (Bruce Shoebottom). Shoe is another great "show hockey" player who understands sports entertainment. I've done 200 games with him. A great friend as well.

·  With the Boston Bruins Alumni and the "Vermont Green Mountain Boys" in Woodstock, Vermont in 2009. I'm front row, first from left.

·  With the Boston Bruins Alumni and the Riley Rink All Stars in Manchester, Vermont in 2009. I'm front row, first from left.

·  With the Mad Fisherman, television star Charlie Moore in 2009.

·  With longtime friend and co-host, the 'Mayor of Mantown', Greg "Hillman" Hill of Boston radio station WAAF at the 2009 'Jason Varitek Celebrity Putt Putt'.




·  Hanson Brothers; 2002 - 2003

The Hanson Brothers (from Slapshot).


·  New York Rangers Alumni; 1995 - 1998

·  Hartford Whalers Alumni; 1995 - 1996

·  New York Islanders Alumni; 1996



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COMEDY BASKETBALL:


Harlem Rockets, Harlem Wizards, Harlem Magicians, Harlem Hoopsters and the Court Jesters (1993-2010)



·  Harlem Hoopsters Comedy Basketball; 2005 - 2006

·  The Harlem Hoopsters Comedy Basketball Team in Kuwait - March, 2006

·  The Harlem Hoopsters Comedy Basketball Team poster for the tour in Kuwait - March, 2006

·  With Harlem Hoopsters in Kuwait at Sheik Khalid's House; March 2, 2006. I'm back row, second from left.

·  Another shot of the Harlem Hoopsters in Kuwait at Sheik Khalid's House; March 2, 2006. I'm back row, second from left.

·  Harlem Hoopsters Photo Op in Kuwait: March, 2006. I'm second from right.

·  Harlem Hoopsters Outside Hotel in Kuwait City: March, 2006. I'm first from right.

·  Harlem Hoopsters at hotel in Kuwait City March, 2006. To my right is Bruce Bowen and to my left Rainbow and Tommy Starks.

·  "Rainbow", Tommy Starks and I (of the Harlem Hoopsters) with an 8-foot tall Kuwaiti man.

·  Court Jesters Comedy Basketball; 2002 - 2010

·  With Sayeed Abdul-Muntaqim ("Rainbow") of the Court Jesters, the greatest show basketball player in the world. Photo from 2009.

·  With Sayeed Abdul-Muntaqim ("Rainbow") of the Court Jesters, the greatest show basketball player in the world. Photo from 2005.

·  With Sayeed Abdul-Muntaqim ("Rainbow") of the Court Jesters, the greatest show basketball player in the world. I've seen 'em all over the span of 17 years and 700 comedy basketball games, and this guy is the very best. Photo from 2003.

·  With Sam Worthen and "Sweet D" Derryl Hanson of the Court Jesters Comedy Basketball Team

·  Harlem Rockets Comedy Basketball; 1993 - 2003

·  Harlem Rockets 1996 Season

·  Harlem Rockets 1997 Season

·  Harlem Rockets 1997 Solo Promo Shot

·  Harlem Rockets 1997 Throw Away Solo Promo Shot

·  My signature paper throw for the Harlem Rockets in Curacao in 1997

·  With "Jammin'" Jay Griffin, Malloy "The Future" Naismith, "Dancin'" Shane Woney and "Fabulous" Scott Coleman of the Harlem Rockets in The Bahamas (Nassau) in 1996

·  With "The Wiz" Derek Murphy and Sayeed Abdul-Muntaqim ("Rainbow") of the Harlem Rockets in St. Eustatius in 1996

·  With Andy Eckman (now owner and president of the Court Jesters Comedy Basketball Team), Tony "Airwalker" Yates, "Jammin'" Jay Griffin and Duane "Drive" Woolridge on the island of Saba in 1996

·  Harlem Wizards Comedy Basketball; 1995 - 1996

·  Harlem Magicians Comedy Basketball; 1993

·  Shooting Stars - female; 1995

·  Pro Hot Shots - female; 1996





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AUCTIONEER AND MASTER OF CEREMONIES:

Golf, Charity Events (1994-2009)


·  King and His Court Softball; 1995 - 1996

·  New York Jets Alumni Softball (1994 - 1996)

·  Lowell Spinners Baseball (on-field performer); 1999

·  Ray Bourque Celebrity Softball Challenge; 2002 - 2004

·  Ray Bourque Celebrity Golf Challenge; 2002 - 2009

·  Ray Bourque Celebrity Hockey Challenge; 2002 - 2005

·  Annual Boston Bruins Golf Tournament; 2007, 2008, 2009

·  Don Sweeney's Ferncroft Junior Golf Celebrity Classic; 2007, 2009

·  Corinthian Yacht Club Sports Night with Ray Bourque, Tim Thomas and Kevin Faulk; 2007

·  Jimmy Martello Foundation Golf Tournament; 2004-2005

·  Greater Portland Open; 2006, 2007, 2008

·  Sergei Samsonov Celebrity Golf Tournament; 2004-2006

·  Byron Dafoe Celebrity Casino Cruise; 2002

·  WAAF Celebrity Softball Challenge; 1997-2004

·  Troy Brown, Ray Bourque, Cedric Maxwell, Rick Middleton TD BANKNORTH Boy Scouts Auction; 2005-2007

·  I hosted the Bourque Golf from 2001 - 2009.

·  Conducting an auction at Gillette Stadium in November of 2007.

·  Hosting a Boy Scout dinner in Maine with Bill Ryan, former CEO of TdBanknorth in 2007.

·  I hosted the Millis Firefighter's Muster from 2001 - 2007.





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BASEBALL HALL OF FAME:

Research (1999-2009)




·  With Baseball Hall of Fame President and friend Jeff Idelson. I'm lobbying to put Ray Bourque (who is in the Hockey Hall of Fame) into the BBHOF. Jeff has brought the Hall into the 21st century and has made it into one of America's greatest museums.

·  Again, with Baseball Hall of Fame President and friend Jeff Idelson. I'm lobbying to put Tom Brady into the BBHOF. Again, no dice.

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·  Every year my brother Jeff and I travel to Cooperstown to see our friends Jeff and Brad.

 

·  SOCIETY OF AMERICAN BASEBALL RESEARCH


·  Peter Nash, formerly of the rap group "3rd Bass" (like me, a member of SABR) is an expert on early 20th century baseball and has recreated a turn-of-the-century bar in Boston ("Third Base") that currently resides in Boston. He produced a documentary that included my brother's song Tessie.


I am an avid 19th century baseball researcher, statistician and computer game designer. I am also an avid professional hockey, basketball and football researcher, statistician and computer game designer. I have been told that I have a photographic memory, but I can't remember who said it.

·  Shooting the breeze with Paul Jones, Mark Quigley and Peter Nash, formerly of the rap group "3rd Bass" (like me, a member of SABR). This photo was taken in 2005 at Pete's "Third Base" turn-of-the-century replica bar in Cooperstown, NY. It was later moved to McGreevy's Pub in Boston.

·  Presenting an autographed football to Peter Nash that features signatures of players from all six of the New England Patriots' Super Bowls

·  Holding Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson's glove.

·  Pete Rose is not in Baseball's Hall of Fame, but the bat he used to break Ty Cobb's all-time hit total of 4,191 sure as hell is.

·  With my brother Jeff holding Hall of Fame outfielder Ted Williams' bat that he used to hit .406 in 1941.



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·  The booth at Memorial Field in Randloph, Massachusetts where I spent 17 years as an announcer for the Randolph Oilers of the Eastern Football League.

·  A contrived smile for what I thought would be my final game (after 17 seasons) in the Eastern Football League for the Randolph Oilers. I later came out of retirement for one game for the expansion team Bridgewater Gladiators' inaugural game.

·  In the booth at Bridgewater-Raynham High School prior to the inaugural game for the Bridgewater Gladiators of the Eastern Football League. I had retired from the EFL in 2006, but came out for this one special game in 2009.

·  Big Hair, Bad Attitude - just prior to kick-off of an Eastern Football League game in Marlboro, Mass. in 1991.

·  The program for the three Thursday nights in October of 1996 when I called over 60 professional boxing matches. Someone told me that it is probably a Guiness World Record. I'm not sure, but Micky Ward and Peter McNeeley were on that fight card.





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·  ESTIMATED GAMES BROADCASTED (pro and amateur): 3300

·  BUSIEST DAY: June 9, 1995 - I gave a lecture in the morning, announced a New England Patriot's alumni softball game in the afternoon and went on stage in a lead role ("Run For Your Wife") that evening. I have also called four hockey games within 48 hours and three football games within 24 hours. With the Harlem Rockets we played three games on three South Atlantic islands in one day. In all of the events that I've broadcasted, I've served as producer and statistician. Many times reporters request my statistics as the official game record. On September 14th-16th, 2001 I announced five Harlem Rockets basketball games in 4 states in 48 hours. On September 21st-23rd, 2001 I announced a football, basketball, hockey and softball game within 48 hours. On April 21st, 2007, I had a lecture on the Great Brant Rock Fire in Marshfield, MA at 2:00 PM, I announced a New England Patriots' Celebrity Basketball game in Fiskedale, MA at 7:30 and went on the air with Spooky Southcoast Radio from Dover Massachusetts at 10:00 PM. One more - on Saturday, February 15th, 1986, I announced three separate high school hockey games at three separate arenas for three separate local cable access television productions in Massachusetts: 1:00 face-off at Ryan Arena in Watertown, 5:00 face-off at West Suburban Arena in Natick and 8:00 face-off at Babson Arena in Wellesley.

·  TODAY: I work as the Boston Bruins Alumni hockey public address announcer and as a public address announcer for the New England Patriots Alumni basketball, flag football and softball games. I also work with other alumni of other pro organizations (MLB, NHL, NFL and NBA alumni, U.S. Olympians) as their public address announcer for hockey, football, basketball, comedy basketball, baseball and softball events. I currently work as an itinerant public address announcer for the Court Jesters Comedy Basketball team. Comedy basketball has allowed me to travel extensively. With the Harlem Rockets, Court Jesters and Harlem Hoopsters, I have travelled all over America, the Middle East and the Carribean including Kuwait, Curacao, Seba, St. Martin and St. Eustatius. At ball games I coordinate the introduction of the event, broadcast the game, keep statistics, run the scoreboard and play music and organ blasts to give it the "pro ballgame" effect. My apologies if it sounds arrogant and please excuse my frankness, but I truly believe that I've no peers in this industry. I am the best at what I do. I have worked at my craft very hard and travelled hundreds of thousands of miles to games around the globe and worked at my craft. I invented "show hockey" announcing, culled from my extensive training as a comedy basketball and show basketball announcer. I would be a great match for the N.B.A., N.F.L., M.L.B. or N.H.L. given my ability to manipulate my vocal inflection, annunciation, resonance, timbre and cadence.


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