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Uncle Verne Pulls Up a Chair

Verne Lundquist offered play-by-play sportscasting for decades. But in retirement, he has more time for classical music than whatever game is on.

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In the interview: Verne Lundquist announced sports games for decades. But in retirement, he has more time for classical music than whatever game is on TV. “I’m not a passionate sports fan,” he says. “I’ve got X number of years to live in this life—let’s experience as much of it as we can.” Lundquist is the author of Play by Play: Calling the Wildest Games in Sports—From SEC Football to College Basketball, the Masters, and More.

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