Personality Test: Pirates broadcaster Tim Neverett
By Pittsburgh The Tribune-Review
Published: Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tim Neverett, 44, has been the radio and television play-by-play announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates since December 2008. He also broadcasts nationally for college basketball and football for Versus.
Prior to joining the Pirates, he spent four years working for FSN Rocky Mountain, where he spent 2008 serving as the pre-game and post-game studio host for Colorado Rockies games.
He began his broadcasting career in 1985 with Pittsburgh's Double-A affiliate in the Eastern League. At the age of 19, he had the opportunity to fill in calling radio play-by-play of Nashua Pirates games, which led to more announcing opportunities that season.
A graduate of Emerson College in Boston, Neverett lettered in baseball all four seasons. He and wife Barbara have three sons, Matthew, Kyle and Drew.
The star who would play me in the movie version of my life and why:
George Clooney, because my wife told me to write that
In five years, I'd like to:
Be finished fixing up my house!
My favorite thing about Pittsburgh is:
The people. How kind everyone was to me and my family when we moved here and how passionate they are about sports.
If the TV is on at 2 a.m., I'm watching:
Whatever the best movie is on TV
After a long day, I like to relax with a (pick one):
B. Cold beer
D. Herbal tea
E. Hot chocolate
F. Red Bull
B. Cold beer. Some days it doesn't even have to be cold
My best bar sport:
C. Air hockey
D. Beer pong
C. Air hockey. I once lost to Wayne Gretzky's brother in a close game.
My favorite sandwich, plus fixings:
Primanti Bros steak and cheese, hold the slaw
One word my mother would use to describe me:
Perfect (She's my mother, what else would she say?)
The oldest thing in my refrigerator is:
A box of baking soda.
My required snack in a movie theater is:
Buttered popcorn with extra butter and extra napkins!
When I was 10, I wanted to be:
A sports broadcaster or a pilot
Musical instrument I wish I could play:
Exercise I hate most:
Driving to the gym
Vegetable I won't eat:
I'm deathly afraid of:
I am afraid to say for fear someone might use it against me someday
The first band I saw in concert (when and where):
The Ramones, 1982, Thunderbird Country Club, Tyngsboro, Mass.
TV marathon I could watch all day and why:
James Bond-a-thon. I never get tired of 007
Favorite Pittsburgh-area landmark:
PNC Park -- Best view in town. Best ballpark in sports.
Saturday mornings you'll find me:
Hanging with my kids, working on my house or fishing
Best new gadget I've tried recently.
iPad. We use it in the Pirates TV booth. I want one now
A. Perry Mason
B. Denny Crane
C. Arnie Becker
D. Ally McBeal
B. Denny Crane.
Whether Capt. Kirk or the priceline.com guy, William Shatner is one of a kind.
The worst advice I ever received:
My first boss told me I was foolish to chase my dreams and that I should stay and make a career in sales at a small radio station in New Hampshire.
In high school, I was:
A three-sport athlete -- football, indoor track and baseball. My kids don't believe it since there are basically no more three-sport athletes any more.
My most recent eBay purchase:
Aquabot, a robot pool cleaner. Just drop it in your pool and walk away. Great investment.
B. "Top Chef"
C. "The Amazing Race"
D. "Deal or No Deal"
D. "Deal or No Deal." I am the host of "Deal or No Deal" at Piratefest and on the Pirates Winter Caravan.
The movie that always makes me cry:
What you'll always find in my glove compartment:
Registration, insurance card and owner's manual
My most embarrassing junk food:
Little Debbie Swiss cake rolls
The last book I read:
Probably a baseball book
It's not pizza without:
Extra cheese and some meat
Movie I could watch every time it appears on cable:
My favorite Web site:
espn.com . I know, "Boring answer"
If I could live my life as someone else, it would be:
As an anonymous Powerball winner
My childhood nickname was:
Juice. I used to run as fast as O.J. when he wasn't running from the law.
My favorite "bad" movie is:
Life would be better without:
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