A view from the Greenwich WGCH press box

Please note: This column was written by Rob Adams, WGCH 1490 AM Sports Director and the radio voice of the Greenwich High School football team. In addition to hearing Adams throughout Big Red’s games, Adams could be hear covering Brunswick School football games and also has a two-hour radio sports talk show on 1490 AM Mondays staring at 7.

After a brief layoff, I’m back. Actually, that’s not true. I wrote something for last week but it seemed to vanish in transmission. No mind; let’s carry on.

In that lost post from last week, I spoke of the challenges of broadcasting a blowout. Let’s face it, a 48-2 Greenwich win over Bassick isn’t exactly riveting, so it is up to my broadcast colleagues and I to keep things moving, and keep you entertained. This is where we dust off other things to talk about and still report while keeping it light. We can hit on the standings, players who don’t get a lot of playing time, music, movies, food, and so on.

My other note from last week involved an email I received from a parent. She wanted to see her team get some recognition; specifically for an online vote that was going on. I was happy to help, but the email allowed me to ask if the team in question would like to be on “The Press Box”, our little get-together ever Monday night from 7-9 on WGCH. We want more local athletes, coaches and stories. So reach out to me at [email protected] and let’s set something up. We’re a pretty fun group to come visit.

Off a weird week in which Greenwich football had a bye, I am preparing for Friday night’s home opener against Trumbull High School. You know what that means? Let’s beat the dead horse again. I called last Friday’s Stamford game at Ridgefield on WGCH and found myself feeling a tad envious, seeing the large student cheering section that the Tigers trotted out.

Even up 24-7 in the fourth quarter, nobody left Lancaster Field at Tiger Hollow. Do you remember when New Canaan came into Cardinal Stadium and not just won, but came back late to do so? Do you also remember when their fans ran around the track carrying a New Canaan flag? I do — and I’m not saying that Greenwich students do that, but it showed me that they were there and made their presence known. You can make your presence known with the most beautiful noise — cheering.

The legendary broadcaster Vin Scully called the record-breaking home run on the radio of Hank Aaron in 1974. Upon breaking the record, Scully stepped back from his microphone and let the crowd noise wash over the listener. Nothing more needed to be said. No Gus Johnson screaming and hyperbole. Crowd noise. It’s so beautiful. I’d like to do that as well.

I chatted with the Greenwich captains again and they are hungry for a big turnout on Friday. So am I. I think it’s going to be a good night there.

We will see you there.

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