OK- so I'm watching a rerun of a Boston/Montreal playoff game from 1988, and as the camera pans across an image of Bruin goaltender Reggie Lemelin swiping the snow out of his crease, I hear the classic Bruins broadcast team of announcer Fred Cusick and color man Derek Sanderson having the following back and forth:
DEREK: They talk about the loneliness of the long distance runner. The loneliness of a goaltender when he's back there alone...
FRED: (chuckles) Would you repeat that?
FRED: "The loneliness of the goaltender when he's back there alone?"
DEREK: Yeah, it just...it just... kind of hit me. Touched my heart there for a minute. There's Reggie-
FRED: Well, what you need to say is, when he's back there- in the nets.
FRED: Don't repeat the loneliness.
DEREK: Well, OK. I stand corrected. You're lucky I don't take umbrage with that remark.
FRED: Yeah. Oooo.
DEREK: I had to get that word in, somewhere during the night.
FRED: Casper, Skrudland (PUCK DROPS) And the draw is back for Thelvin, he can clear it quickly, and he did...
Best. Announcers. Ever.
(With apologies to Andy Brickley, who is becoming a hell of a color man himself these days.)