Bob Irving (sportscaster)

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Bob "Knuckles" Irving, OM (born 1950) is a Canadian sportscaster and the radio play-by-play voice for the Canadian Football League's Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He is also the former sports director for CJOB radio in Manitoba and a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.[1]

A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Irving began his radio career in the 1960s, working at a small radio station in Estevan. He moved to Brandon, Manitoba in 1970 and then to Winnipeg in 1973 to join CJOB. A year later, he began calling Blue Bomber games for the station. During his career, Irving has also called several Grey Cup games on national radio.[1] He also called CFL games nationally for the league-produced Canadian Football Network from 1987 to 1990.

Irving was inducted into the Football Reporters of Canada section of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1997. In 2013, the Blue Bombers named the new media room at Investors Group Field in his honour.[2] In 2014, he was made a member of the Order of Manitoba.[3][1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Zurkowsky, Herb (July 11, 2014). "Forty years of broadcasting excellence". Montreal Gazette. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014.
  2. ^ Penton, Kirk (May 24, 2013). "Bombers name press box after broadcaster Irving". Winnipeg Sun.
  3. ^ "Fourteen to Receive Order of Manitoba". Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba: Province of Manitoba. Archived from the original on August 10, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014.

External links

  • Canadian Football Hall of Fame profile
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