Nobody does a stream-of-conscious interview quite like Karl. He is definitely an
acquired taste. But behind the rambling colloquialisms is a man who definitely
has something worthwhile to say. He's like the crazy uncle everyone loves
to make fun of at reunions, but who nonetheless seems have more common sense
than the rest of the members of the family combined.
How about the Jazz radio play-by-play announcer, who started when the Jazz were
still in New Orleans, Hot Rod Hundley. His colorful descriptions of the
play-by-play are classic. We'll never ever have such an announcer as he
was. When he was a player, he was one of a kind. Once, when he got to the 3
throw line to attempt a foul shot, he turned around, facing away from the
basket, and made the 3 throw as he pitched the ball underhanded, backwards over
his head. I noticed the other night, while attending the Philadelphia game, that
he has a banner hung in the rafters of the Energy Solutions Center along with
the great Jazz players and coaches. Well deserved as are all of the banners hung
With Karl Malone you always knew where you stood. He didnt beat around the bush
or talk behind some one's back, he just said it...straight out. It will be
a while before the Jazz will have the likes of Stockton, Malone and Horecek
playing for them.
I kind of feel sorry for those who haven't had a chance to be crazy fans as
we all were during those Stockton, Malone, Sloan, BRuss, Horny, etc. etc. years.
I love anything I can read or hear about any of those people. So many memories
and feelings! I know it's probably not good or healthy to relive the past,
but those times were too good to put on the back burner (for me anyway).
Nonetheless, I am a devoted fan of the current kids and am cheering for their
progress and success wherever they end up (I hope with us).Go
Jazzboys! Enjoy your time off but don't be slugs......
Gone are the days! Never to be the same!Today's teams
don't hold a candle.That's my take. Haven't watched a full NBA game since Jerry Sloan retired, and the
current Jazz team ... well ... it's not like it used to be in the whole
What a great session. Love it!
I miss those days when Karl and company were on the floor. Period.