Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The voice of the New Orleans Saints

You might not recognize Jerry Romig if you saw him on the street. But you’d know him if you heard him. As the longtime public address announcer at the Superdome, his hallmark call — “Firrrsssst downnnn!” Saaaaaaainnntsss!” — has become a popular rallying cry in the Crescent City, perhaps second only to the Who Dat chant.  Romig has not missed a Saints game in 42 seasons as the public address announcer. He even called “home” games in San Antonio and Baton Rouge during the Katrina season. The only time his voice hasn’t been heard at a Saints game was for one quarter of one game in the early 1990s when he left early because of the failing health of a relative. read more here

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