CALLING ALL SPORTS with
· "Why can't we get players like that?" - when any former player for a Boston team is shown making a big play for his new team. This is emphasized in instances when the former Boston player burns a Boston team.
BOB LOBEL AND UPTON BELL
Bob Lobel, current co-host of Sports Legends New England, is a former sportscaster for WBZ-TV in Boston, Massachusetts. He anchored the sports segments on evening newscasts and hosted the weekly programs Sports Final andPatriots 5th Quarter. Check out BobLobel.com for Bob's blog, photos and memories from Bob's historic career. Bob Lobel spent three decades anchoring sports at WBZ-TV (Ch. 4) but confessed radio is “much more fun” than TV.
Upton Bell became co-host of WBZ's Calling All Sports with newcomer Bob Lobel in 1978. His successful broadcast career includes sports talk shows on WBZ, WEEI, WDLW, WTAG, WHDH and WSBK-TV and WNEV-TV. In the late eighties, Bell transition from sports to general talk radio, interviewing newsmakers, politicians, authors and celebrities. Upton, the son of former NFL Commissioner Bert Bell, worked in professional football from 1961-1975. He started with Baltimore Colts and eventually became General Manager of the then Bay State Patriots. His first duty was to rename the team, the New England Patriots, to compass the entire region. At 33 years old, Bell was the NFL's youngest General Manager. You can read more about Upton at uptonbell.com.
On the air, Lobel was known for using props and catchphrases during his sportscasts:
· the "Panic Button" when a local team is on a losing streak
· a support beam from the Boston Garden occasionally used for Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics highlights.
Lobel is also known for his local charity work for Children's Hospital and The Genesis Fund among many others.
Co-host and producer Bob Lipman, who serves as the PULSE's Operations Manager, is also a play-by-play voice for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays AA) and University of New Hampshire Football
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