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Olderthandirt
Member since May 2022
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Eli Gold off-air for at least the start of the 2022 season.

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Eli Gold, the voice of Alabama football since 1988, will be sidelined w/health issues to begin the 2022 season. Chris Stewart, who anchors the Tide’s football broadcast & handles play-by-play duties for Bama's basketball & baseball teams, will fill in for Gold in his absence


https://twitter.com/Brett_McMurphy/status/1554830755859087360


Alyosha
Member since Nov 2020
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Eli Gold


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Olderthandirt



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Roll Tide Ravens
Alabama Fan
Birmingham, AL
Member since Nov 2015
31227 posts

I hate to hear that about Eli. Prayers out for him that his health issues improve. Chris Stewart is fantastic, though, so there won't be any drop-off in the quality of the broadcast.


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Glorious
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Get well soon Eli!


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Irons Puppet
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Birmingham
Member since Jun 2009
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Prayers for Eli. He is the last of an era of broadcasters who brought life to SEC Football games before every game was on TV. Now people just turn on the TV.


RollTide1987
Alabama Fan
Washington, D.C.
Member since Nov 2009
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He missed a game last year or the year before for the first time ever. His health has been waffling a tad the last few years or so and you can tell as he hasn't been 100% for a while.


paperwasp
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Prayers for Eli. He is the last of an era of broadcasters who brought life to SEC Football

Well said, thank you.

Looked him up and was surprised to see that he's only 68. It seems like he's been in and out of poor health for a while now.


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Irons Puppet
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Stewart also has had some health issues.


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m2pro
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His voice is the most iconic sounding voice. Yes, of course I'm a diehard bama fan but there has always been a good many bama fans that haven't always cared for his sound. I always did. His voice and excitement and announcing is timeless.

Get back at it, Eli! You can't quit on us just yet.


Leto II
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Hate to hear that. Hope he's back and back soon.


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BowlJackson
UAB Fan
Birmingham, AL
Member since Sep 2013
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Most overrated radio guy in CFB history

Good radio voice, but overwhelming mediocre in every other aspect of his job


BamaMamaof2
Alabama Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Nov 2019
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This morning on Fox News they were talking about Vin Scully passing away and how he had one of the best voices and calls in the game.

Then they said that other iconic voices were Eli Gold and Larry Munson.

Great well soon!!


Tideroller
Alabama Fan
Lower Alabama
Member since Jan 2022
976 posts

"And it's another win for the good guys!"

God bless you Eli.


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Goforit
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Best wishes to Eli. I still can remember hearing Doug Layton and John Forney.


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Govt Tide
Member since Nov 2009
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Prayers for Eli. He is the last of an era of broadcasters who brought life to SEC Football games before every game was on TV. Now people just turn on the TV.



The SEC has lost some great voices recently. The retirement of Jim Hawthorne at LSU and the tragic death of Rod Bramlett at Auburn being two recent examples


LSUmudman
LSU Fan
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Member since Aug 2015
1219 posts

Godspeed Eli! Get well and get back in that booth #SECsaysso!


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ChuckUFarley
LSU Fan
Right where I want to be
Member since Jun 2022
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Hate to hear that. Not a Bama fan but I do like listening to some of the games that he's called. Legend for sure


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Marktastic86
Alabama Fan
Pismo Beach, CA
Member since Dec 2020
5044 posts

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Most overrated radio guy in CFB history


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BowlJackson


What a little bitch.


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Imber
LSU Fan
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9236 posts

Eli is definitely one of the GOAT. How old is he now?


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TS1926
Samford Fan
Alabama
Member since Jan 2020
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Get back at it, Eli! You can't quit on us just yet


I wish him well and hope he fully recovers. With that said, I'm not a big fan and his play by play leaves something desired; like accurate down and distance. He's good though if want to know the exact color of the opposing team's "football shoes".


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