Doc Emrick is one of our favorites here at AA, and his return to our collective consciousness is perhaps the best part about the end of the NHL Lockout. During the lockout, Rock Center with Brian Williams sent Emrick to Troy, Michigan to give play by play of a game, but not just any game: a 12 and under girls game between the St Clair Shores Saintes and the Troy Lady Sting.
If you were one of those girls, could you imagine the thrill of having a broadcasting legend like Emrick chatting with you before the game, and then calling your game? Imagine if Vin Scully provided play by play for your Little League game, or if Al Michaels did commentary on your peewee football game. It would be something you'd remember for the rest of your life, and it's really cool that Emrick took time out of his schedule to do this.
And in case you didn't recognize him, one of the coaches was Doug Brown, a member of the Red Wings when they won the cup in '97 and '98.
Doc is the best thing about the NHL right now. This was awesome. I just wish there was more footage of his call of the game.
I just saw the clip and he appears to take it just as seriously as an NHL game. What a true professional and one of the great announcers of this country for all sports.