Podcast on the Brink: Don Fischer

  • 12/20/2011 12:19 pm in

Podcast On The Brink returns this week with a visit from legendary play-by-play announcer Don Fischer to discuss Indiana’s 11-0 start and his call of IU’s buzzer-beating victory over top-ranked Kentucky.

Fischer, who is in his 39th year as the “Voice of the Hoosiers,” gives his take on IU’s turnaround season as well as what its been like to cover the Hoosiers this season in comparison to the recent past. Fischer also gives an inside look into his call of Christian Watford’s game-winning three and talks about where the moment ranks personally in games he’s called over the years.

“The Voice” also compares Cody Zeller to Kent Benson and explains why the freshman might be ahead of the curve compared to the former great. Fischer goes into detail on why Zeller is so effective and points out other players who have been instrumental to IU’s success this season.

So tune in and enjoy. As always, feel free to drop us a note at [email protected].

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  • Bucky

    Cody is so much better than I thought he would be at this stage.  The give and go bounce pass that lead to a VO dunk last game was one of the best plays I’ve seen.  Terrific vision, completely in control, great anticipation.

    Good coaching, too.    

  • CutterInChicago

    Nice podcast. Always a pleasure to hear Fisch.

  • Anonymous

    There’s no one in radio or tv who can call a game like Fischer. He’s a pro in every sense of the word.

  • cooper

    Hopefully, he didn’t make any more comments about the student crowd.

  • N71

    Hearing his voice has a similar affect to hearing shoes squeaking on a wooden basketball court, popping that first beer on a Friday evening after work, hearing rain on the rooftop when you’re falling asleep, or your mother’s voice when you haven’t talked to her in weeks.  It’s just a good thing.