Bill Mercer

Bill Mercer (namesake of the new Apogee Stadium press club, "The Voice of North Texas," summer 2012) came from a generation of broadcasters who realized that they weren't the game. Their job was to describe it to us so we could feel as if we were there, feeling the passions of each gain or loss, run or basket scored, or even the dreaded sleeper hold.

In Dallas alone, we had Bill, Frank Glieber and Verne Lundquist. Nationally, it was Vin Scully and Jack Buck, men who wanted their words to make whatever action they were describing real. Bill's diversity, his unique abilities, as a broadcaster, teacher and human being, set him apart from the rest and this honor is overdue and incredibly well deserved.

Alan Gordon ('75)
Peoria, Ill.