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Hank Goldberg

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The Resume

    (July 4, 1940-July 4, 2022)
    Born in Newark, New Jersey
    Sportscaster and handicapper
    Color commentator for the Miami Dolphins (1978-92)
    Hosted the radio show 'Goldberg at Night' (1978-2007)
    Appeared on ESPN's 'NFL Countdown'
    Provided handicapping analysis for SportsLine, CBS Sports HQ, and ESPN's 'Daily Wager'

Why he might be annoying:

    He got his start as Jimmy the Greek's ghostwriter.
    CBS noted, 'He berated, confronted and yelled at his callers. And that was when he was in a good mood.'
    One of his producers recalled, 'Not only did he hang up on [callers], but he would pound his fist or throw a pen at the wall.'
    He was frequently suspended by station WIOD before being fired for openly defying orders from the program director (1992).

Why he might not be annoying:

    While working as a Yankees batboy in spring training as a seven-year old, he befriended <4797>Joe DiMaggio; the two remained friends (and occasional golfing partners) for the rest of DiMaggio's life.
    He replaced Larry King as both a Dolphins commentator and a radio host.
    After being fired from WIOD, he joined struggling station WQAM and was soon beating his former employer in the ratings.
    He won the Las Vegas Review-Journal's NFL Challenge pitting ten prominent handicappers against each other (2017).

Credit: C. Fishel


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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 16 Votes: 81.25% Annoying