Tony Roberts Compilation

Tony Roberts will always be the voice of Notre Dame football as far as we are concerned. He was let go earlier today by Westwood One. This is truly a sad day for Irish fans.

tjnd88 at NDnation put this together:

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9 Responses to “Tony Roberts Compilation”

  1. Ski Says:

    JVH:
    Thanks for posting this. I listened to it and it was great. Then I listened to it again. There is something about listening to Tony Roberts on a crisp fall day that just seems right. The day seemed brighter, the beer colder and the Irish came alive on the radio with TR. IMO, the best days of ND radio were Tony Roberts, Tom Pagna and Paul Horning.

  2. mike Sotosky Says:

    Wow….it’s August 23rd and my Notre Dame Football checklist also always included making sure my am radio had new energizers so I could pick up the Cumberland, Md Radio Station that carrie the Irish. I would ALWAYS watch the game with the volume muted and listen to Tony call the game. Maybe I have been living under a rock since May, but I had no idea prior to checking this site that Tony Roberts would not be back calling the Irish games on Westwood One.
    Honestly, I could not wait to tune in to hear the voice that for me, truly did “wake up the echoes.” A very sad day for me and for Irish fans everywhere. 2006 just will not be the same for me. The one constant for me was, whether win or lose, crisp Fall Saturday afternoons was truly meant for Notre Dame Football with Tony Roberts behind the microphone calling the action.
    Tony, I’m sure I speak on behalf of, not only Irish fans everywhere but fans of College Football as well, that we wish you nothing but joy and success in all your future sporting endeavors. I will anxiously await for that day when westwood one puts you back in the chair and behind the microphone where you truly belong……..Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football. Sincerely, Mike Sotosky/Davidsville, Pa

  3. Chesty Chong Says:

    Give me a break all yos. He was past his peak put him out to pasture like an old horse he was not good anymore.He was terriable and could hardly understand his football that he called.

    chesty chong call me collect if you doubt what i say 310-330-0090 collect

  4. HL Mencken Says:

    Tony had suffered a heart attack and bypass surgery two years before his abrupt dismissal this spring by Westwood One and was still remarkably effective in his role as the voice of ND football throughout the season of broadcasting in 2005. Perhaps mr. chong should enroll in a refresher course in English as a second language before attempting his next sortie on the web.
    HL Mencken

  5. Major Kevin Lovell Says:

    To be completely honest, Tom Pagna and Tony Roberts were as every part of Notre Dame Football as Rockne, Leahy, Holtz, Heisman Trophys and National Championships. Who doesn’t wax nastolgic, feel the hair stand up on the back of their head when hearing his call of Tim Brown’s touchdown returns against Michigan State? I have had the opportunity to lead Soldiers in the US Army in preparation for war and in combat. I always liked to think that we were doing it for all the great things that America stands for. To me personally, Tony Roberts was one of those great things. I am not a Notre Dame Alum, but listened to his calls on the radio as a young boy, then as a young man while studying at Marquette. I will miss his voice on Saturday afternoons, the second day of obligation in the week.

  6. Michael Lohr Says:

    I get chills up and down my spine listening to this. It reminds me of the days when we lived in St. Louis and the whole family would gather around the radio to listen to the Irish. Tony has one of those throwback voices that elevates the importance of the game. It also brought back some fond memories of the 1988 ND-Miami game which I was fortunate to be able to attend on the unseasonably hot October day. No one wanted to leave the stadium after the game. It was surreal. Every ND fan was smiling ear to ear. Father Hesburgh stopped my girlfriend and I and asked us if we wanted him to take our picture. I thought I died and went to heaven.

    We need Tony back and the timing couldn’t be better!!!

  7. Dave Truman Says:

    Thanks for all your work Tony.You were the best at radio.Thanks for all the memories of Notre Dame football.

  8. Richar Magnone Says:

    WILL ND EVER WIN BIG, AGAIN ?? Will ND EVER FIND ANOTHER “ROCKET””?? WILL WE, ND FANS, EVER EXPERIENCE THE RADIO EXCITEMENT OF TONY ROBERTS, TOM PAGNA, & THE ORIGINAL GOLDEN BOY, PAUL HORNUNG. ..Oh FOR THOSE OLD GOLDEN DAYS OF ND
    FOOTBALL…..THANK YOU FOR THOSE GREAT MEMORIES. TONY ROBERTS —5+ STAR.

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