• I Still Get Nervous

    I Still Get Nervous0

    After 25 years and thousands of games, I still get nervous before that first mic check.  I still get nervous walking into the venue.  I still get nervous right before the show starts. Earlier this week, a young sixth grader introduced the Capitals mascot, Slapshot, at his school for an assembly.  It’s a show that

  • Do You Get Nervous?0

    The simple answer to that question as I start my 24th year of announcing is, yes. If you don’t get nervous about announcing, you probably shouldn’t be doing it anymore. When I first started, the nerves were always for getting names right and not sounding like a moron.  Now, sometimes I am supposed to sound