Stadium Announcer - where was he?

Submitted by M-Wolverine on November 6th, 2010 at 6:41 PM
Anyone know why the Carl Grapintine (sp?) wasn't there and the stadium announcements were a replacement guy today? (Was it the basketball guy instead?).



November 6th, 2010 at 6:48 PM ^

Bobb Vergiels is fine for Comerica Park and for Crisler Arena, but few if any men have the gravitas of the sonorous voice of Carl Grapertine.


November 6th, 2010 at 6:52 PM ^

Carl is a radio host in Chicago of a classical music station, so he's been practicing that silky baritone for years. It's always pretty impressive to me that he's been able to make the transition to a football PA announcer. I hope he gets better. I noticed immediately when he was gone. I love his voice.


November 6th, 2010 at 6:53 PM ^

I thought Bobb did a very good job today, minus the "Gordon Cameron" mistakes. When I heard him, I thought it would be FREE PIZAAAAAA-esque, but I was pleasantly surprised that he toned it down a bit. Certainly not Carl, but not the disaster that it could've been.

Get well soon Carl, Michigan Stadium isn't the same without you.

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November 6th, 2010 at 7:08 PM ^

My information is that Carl was hospitalized, but is okay.  If I recall correctly, Carl missed another game or two in the past with a heart condition.

Carl, we miss you very much.  Get well soon.


November 7th, 2010 at 12:13 PM ^

Wow. I miss one game--and it's a record-setter!

Thanks for all the nice comments. I've been released from the hospital. Just a freak thing--and bad timing.

I'll  be in the usual spot for the Wisconsin game.

Go Blue!