TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

'Ole 29er still bleeds black & gold

About Josh Yohe
Picture Josh Yohe 412-664-9161 x1975
Penguins Reporter
Daily News


By Josh Yohe

Published: Saturday, March 2, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

A question-and-answer with Penguins announcer Phil Borque:

Q: What is it about this organization that draws former players such as yourself back after the playing career ends?

A: It's a lot of things. I think it's the way the fans appreciate the players that play the way they live their lives. They're honest. They're hard working. And, there's a connection with the community. As much as it's a big city, it's a small city.

Q: What has it been like to work with Mike Lange?

A: It's been unbelievable. We had to find our way. There wasn't instant chemistry. We have formed such a bond out of the booth that it's helped us in the booth. I love the guy. He's like family to me. That wasn't always there. When I played, I never took the time to get to know Mike. Now I know him so well as a person and a broadcaster. I have a new appreciation for him.

Q: Did you imagine being a broadcaster while you were playing?

A: Absolutely. The first time I went on WDVE ... I had never done anything like that before. The team told me this channel wanted a guy to come on. I was a little nervous. And all of a sudden it was like, ‘This is great. Can I do this again?' "

Q: You still bleed black and gold deep down, right?

A: It's funny, people ask me all the time if I miss playing. Maybe when we play the Flyers. But for the most part, I don't miss playing. What I miss is being around the game. I love this team. I feel the pain when they lose. I jump out of my skin when we win. When we score, I fist pump.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Penguins

  1. Physical Columbus team is a hit in playoff opener against Penguins
  2. Play of the game: Sutter’s goal completes rally
  3. Penguins notebook: Goc skates, tests ailing ankle
  4. Q&A with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman
  5. Five years later, Crosby wants another Cup win
  6. Penguins coach Bylsma’s system will be put to test in Stanley Cup playoffs
  7. Penguins’ Malkin expects to play in Game 1
  8. Penguins notebook: Vokoun remains behind Zatkoff on goalie depth chart
  9. Blue Jackets confident as they wade into postseason
  10. Ontario Hockey League Otters, McDavid helping to revive Erie hockey
  11. How the Penguins once again will (or won’t) win Stanley Cup
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.