Rich Marotta talks about the Kings' win.
Jiggs McDonald admitted that he danced a bit of a jig.
"It was a slow one," the 73-year-old said from his summer home in
Rich Marotta watched from his home in Reno, NV., texting his son in Agoura Hills, taking intermittent calls from his mom, Terry, in
"I couldn't talk to her - I was getting choked up," he said. "Tears, a big lump in my throat. I said, 'I'm sorry, I gotta go.'"
Pete Weber had his own sob story.
He excused himself from a gathering of about 800 at the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association annual awards banquet in North Carolina, found a laptop computer in the hallway that they were about to auction off for charity, had someone there fire up the
He had to give himself a quiet moment in the restroom.
"At least I was intelligent enough to make sure had a good supply of Kimberly Clarke stock in my pocket so people wouldn't worry about what was wrong with me," he said.
They were three former Kings broadcasters on the other end of the media moment on Monday night, watching the team they once covered - endured may be more like it - finish off their first Stanley Cup championship at Staples Center.
Maybe McDonald, Marotta or Weber may not be part of today's Stanley Cup championship parade or celebration at Staples Center, but they, along with Bob Miller, Jim Fox, Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans, are just as entitled to the own royal satisfaction in seeing something completed that never happened during their time with the franchise.
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