For this attorney at-law, it was a thrilling and deeply rewarding experience to listen to a live New York Giants game discussed late at night on WFAN with famed schmoozing voice of Steve Somers , as Elite Sports NY’s published earlier this spring:
"He still showcases that soothing voice and those strange quirks fans have been accustomed to for nearly three decades in the Big Apple."
It was surely Somers’ “soothing” voice and “strange” quirks that brought closure to a win or loss.
The joy of listening to sports radio in an older time
Nearly three decades ago, listening to the radio brought to mind being a kid again. Especially, being able stay up late at night listening to the call of the 9th inning after eleven o’ clock at night in the summer. Now, in a city nearly 3,000 miles disconnected from the stadiums where the New York Giants, Knicks and Yankees play, all there is to do is watch nationally syndicated broadcasts by the duo of exclusive broadcasting companies, ESPN and the NFL Network.
There was something magical about being in New York and listening to Steve Somers give a fifteen minute preamble about how the Giants, or Mets for that matter, had done minutes before the final outs of the game occurred. Being in the Big Apple is one reason that made this a memorable moment. Also there was the fact that thousands of New Yorkers were staying up driving around in their cars listening to what Somers had to say, always effortless and on point.
You could probably feel that you belonged to the “city that never sleeps” and Somers was doing the team and city justice by working the graveyard shift to talk about your favorite team.\