Toronto Mike

Bob Cole and My Free Newspaper


For the past few weeks, we've been getting the Globe and Mail delivered to our home each morning.  There's nothing particularly interesting about that fact, except we don't pay for it.  We pay for the Saturday Globe and Mail, but I'm guessing they've been sending us weekday papers in the hopes we'd get hooked and order a full week's subscription.

Tonight, as I read both the Star and Globe, I came across William Houston's article about Bob Cole.  Here's what Houston has to say about Cole.

There is no middle ground when it comes to the senior play-by-play voice of Hockey Night in Canada.
He is either liked, a lot, or not.

I've always been a big fan of Bob Cole.  I've heard others tell me how confused he gets and how often he calls the wrong name, but this has never bothered me.  Cole has a fantastic voice and gives a game drama.  If the Leafs are playing game seven of the Stanley Cup finals, there's only one man I want doing the play by play.

He'll be 139 years old, but he'll still call a great game.

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