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Saunders: Steamboat’s Verne Lundquist celebrating 50 years as a sportscaster

Dusty Saunders / The Denver Post

Steamboat local and Bears fan Benny Tollar had to wear a Broncos jersey the entire week afterward.

Verne Lundquist is 73 and celebrating 50.

The affable Steamboat Springs resident feels the second figure is far more important than the first.

Lundquist’s 50 years as a sportscaster will be noted Saturday when he does the play-by-play of the Alabama-Texas A&M showdown at A&M’s Kyle Field. It’s college football’s game of the year (September version).

This 50-year milestone is not a stop sign for Lundquist.

“I’m not looking at retirement,” Lundquist said from his home in a telephone interview.

“I have time left on my CBS Sports contract. I’ll keep working as long as my health holds up and my mind keeps functioning.”

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