Notre Dame football has new play-by-play guy

Notre Dame football has new play-by-play guy

NBC announced Dan Hicks as Tom Hammond’s replacement for lead play-by-play on Notre Dame football broadcasts this fall. Hammond has been calling Notre Dame football since 1992. Hammond will continue at NBC, announcing horse racing, figure skating and track and field at the Olympics. In other words, three sports you don’t care about. However, Hammond will also call the next two Olympics; which is a very cool, high-powered assignment.

Hicks’ first assignment comes Saturday, when NBC Sports Network airs the Notre Dame football spring “game.”

Let me reiterate how extensive coverage and analysis of spring college football is actually quite dumb and pointless. I CAN’T STAND how the media today feels the need to cover spring intra-squad scrimmages in detail. And this is a HUGE college football NERD talking! The Rose Bowl is my Facebook/Twitter/Android wallpaper.

However, spring college football drills are as exciting and interesting to me as:

hearing how your fantasy football and/or bracket is doing, seeing pictures of your food on Facebook, reading your tweets about working out, anything ever tweeted by Darren Rovell, women’s basketball, press releases about individual player/coach awards, watching golf and/or soccer.

Hicks will join color guy Mike Mayock and sideline reporter Alex Flanagan for Notre Dame football broadcasts. Go here for the Alex Flanagan biography and photo gallery page.


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