Sunday, September 18, 2011

Public address announcer relishes role behind the curtain

The game was only 34 seconds in, and Patrick Combs' voice already had a workout.
Set up after a long Taylor Martinez pass on their first offensive play, the Huskers took the lead on a short catch by the fullback.
"Martinez pass complete to No. 48 Tyler Legate," Combs said with his voice rising. "Legate scoring for the Huskers."
Almost on cue, balloons rise into the air, and the 85,110 fans crowded into Memorial Stadium began screaming. For them, Combs is the game's narrator.
But the early touchdown wasn't the beginning of the public address announcer's day. Far from it.

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