Mic Check Vol. 4 – Rick Ball and Giulio Caravatta call the plays for the BC Lions

Rick Ball and Giulio Caravatta: the voices of your BC Lions

NWSB Insider and Northwest sports blogger Steve Lee tells us another story in our Moments in time series about the B.C. Lions duo in the booth, Rick Ball, and Giulio Caravatta. With ties to the area for both men, it is only fitting that they ended up working for the hometown football team. Caravatta actually spent some time with the Lions under the dome, while Ball got his start with the WHL and TEAM 1040 am in Vancouver.

Top B.C. sports icons, past, present and future Ver 1.0

Trevor Linden

NWSB Insider and northwest sports fan Steve Lee tells us today about icons in the great northwest. Sports icons to be exact. IN version 1 today he talks about the British Columbia sports icons. Icon – a person or thing regarded as a symbol of a belief, nation, community, or cultural movement. Terry Fox, Trevor Linden, Rick Hansen, Larry Walker, Lui Passaglia, and Dominic Mobilio make Steve’s list. Plus Joe Sakic is an HM.

“He’ll play! You know he’ll play!” Mic Check with Canucks voice Jim Robson

Jim Robson

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Steve Lee tells us another story in our Moments in time series about the legendary Canucks radio voice Jim Robson. Born in Saskatchewan, but raised in B.C., Jim Robson’s voice not only brought the Canucks to life over the airwaves, but also the B.C. Lions and the Vancouver Mounties for fans of the CFL and Pacific Coast League Baseball. Robson started at CJAV in Port Alberni.

Please Go Away! Mark Messier owed some money from the Canucks?

Mark Messier

News out of Vancouver Canucks land this week from blogger Richard Hodges covering the Nucks. Mark Messier hasn’t played for the Vancouver Canucks for 10+ years. But according to the former captain, the Canucks still may owe him some money for his services. According to the Vancouver Province newspaper the Nucks have arranged for an arbitrator to hear the case.

Top Five Northwest Sports Announcers

Dave Niehaus

Matt Larkin runs down the greatest Northwest sports announcers, and the best play by play guys for North West sports teams, UW, Mariners, Seahawks, Canucks and the Sonics…