July 24, 2010
Sports broadcaster Verne Lundquist looks at a framed display of Sports Illustrated covers featuring Doak Walker, Skeeter Werner Walker and Buddy Werner that hangs on the wall of his office. It’s one of the many items the longtime broadcaster has hanging on his wall marking special people or events in his life.
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If you watch college football or basketball, you probably are pretty familiar with Verne’s voice. If you’ve ever watched the Masters, the PGA Championships or any other high-profile round of golf, you’ve probably heard his one-of-a-kind belly laugh.
Sitting Friday morning on his back deck overlooking Steamboat Ski Area, Verne Lundquist joked about how little he knew about being asked to attended Tuesday’s Steamboat Springs City Council meeting. Lundquist initially thought his presence at the meeting was requested to celebrate longevity — he turned 70 on July 17 — but soon realized he was being recognized for something far more meaningful.