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Get The Facts Jack

from Chales P. Pierce of the Boston Globe,

Someone needs to keep a bucket of cold water handy when Smilin’ Jack Edwards gets to the end of a successful Bruins playoff series because, otherwise, wow…

A couple of years ago, we had that “ragtag band of farmers” business when a Boston victory coincided with Patriots Day. Then, last night, as the Bruins dispatched the Sabres, we had the Buffalo chances sinking “like the Edmund Fitzgerald” into “Gitchee-Gumee.”

Two things:

1) The Fitz sank in Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. Buffalo is located along the eastern shores of Lake Erie. So what you said is approximately as accurate geographically as saying that the “ragtag band of farmers” stood firm along a bridge in Maine.


You can watch and hear Jack in action in the video below.  Scroll to the 9 minute mark for his Edmund Fitzgerald piece…

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Primis's avatar

Always a great sign for a broadcaster when your own market’s media start piling on you for being an idiot.

Posted by Primis on 04/27/10 at 12:28 PM ET


He’s an awful announcer.  A homer is to be expected but Edward’s is the homer’s homer.

Posted by 13 user names from New York on 04/27/10 at 01:11 PM ET

Randy from Butler PA's avatar

he is one of the worst play by play men out there. he needs to go back and work at the Circus that is ESPN

Posted by Randy from Butler PA on 04/27/10 at 01:35 PM ET


This guy tries way too hard at the end of a playoff series.  And pretty much all the rest of the time too.

Posted by Mike from Idaho on 04/27/10 at 01:41 PM ET


Well, at least it reminded me of one of my favorite beers, Great Lakes’ Edmund Fitzgerald porter.

Posted by nosferatu from oh on 04/27/10 at 02:02 PM ET

Tony's avatar

Every team has their homers, just that some are more homerish than others….

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 04/27/10 at 04:24 PM ET


Reminded me of the great Gordon Lightfoot song. Check it out if you don’t know it! Go B’s!

Posted by Dave on 04/28/10 at 03:06 AM ET

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