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Hoyas radio man was sort of happy about that win

Posted on: January 31, 2011 9:40 am
Edited on: January 31, 2011 10:04 am
Posted by Matt Norlander

I was about done wrapping up my gamer from Saturday's Georgtown-Villanova matchup, when someone on the other side of the press room started playing a radio call.

"Hoyas win! Hoyas win! Hoyas win! Hoyas win! Hoyas win!"

I thought it was an mp3 going on loop. If not that, I thought it was someone who had the audio file from Georgetown's 1984 national title game win.

But, no, it was longtime Georgetown play-by-play man Rich Chvotkin going through his somewhat normal routine of exclaiming those two words over and over and over and over after a close, important win.

He did it 16 times Saturday. The proof is here.

And here's Chvotkin making the ESPN 980 radio engineers keep the levels in check at the end of a game against UConn last season.

Here he is during the Big East tournament nearly four years ago. My lingering question is, what's Chvotkin's Hoyas-win record? Something else to note: Apparently, when this ritual is taking place at the end of a game, Chvotkin also stands and turns, facing the crowd, looking a different way each time he proclaims, "Hoyas win!"

You learn something new every day. On Saturday, I learned who Chvotkin was and how emphatic his signature call is. He certainly gets the message across when the game has come to an end, and clarity of communication to the listener is the most vital aspect of radio broadcasting.
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