Blackhawks honoring Pat Foley Night Friday

Blackhawks honoring Pat Foley Night Friday

When it comes to Pat Foley catch-phrases there's: “we hope you enjoyed the broadcast, I KNOW YOU enjoyed the outcome” as a sign-off following Blackhawks wins. For Hawks losses, Foley concludes with: “we hope you enjoyed the broadcast, in spite of the outcome.”

That’s his bit; like “STEAKS AND CAKES” and “DON’T CARE!” is for me. But my media career is just a drop of water compared to the ocean of media experience that is Pat Foley.

“Pat Foley Night” will take place with on-ice ceremony at the United Center Friday prior to the hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators. A Pat Foley career profile will be presented on “Blackhawks Pre-Game Live” &

Comcast SportsNet’s Chicago Blackhawks beat reporter Susannah Collins will have an exclusive with Pat Foley. And the program will include additional interviews with Foley’s on-air partner/Blackhawks legend Eddie Olczyk, Blackhawks head Joel Quenneville and Blackhawks center Dave Bolland.

The pre-game show will also feature some of Foley’s best on-air calls. Following Blackhawks Post Game Live, SportsNet Central will recap the NHL Central division champion Blackhawks win over the Nashville Predators. Oh wait, am I being a bit presumptive about the hockey game outcome?

Well, one thing’s for sure, CSN will recap the “Pat Foley Night” festivities and the game on their post game show.

To get into the Twitter conversation surrounding “Pat Foley Night” utilize the Twitter hashtag #FoleyNight.

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports, an author and regular contributor to MSN, Fox Sports , Chicago Now, and Walter Football.

Banks has appeared on Comcast SportsNet and the History Channel, as well as Clear Channel, ESPN and CBS radio all over the world. President Barack Obama follows him on Twitter (@PaulMBanks)

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