Bobby Curran Needs Double Lung Transplant

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Bobby Curran Needs Double Lung Transplant

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Love him or hate him, BC will always be a Hawaii sports icon. Enjoy your retirement, Bobby, and wish you good health for years to come.

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Shoko wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 5:59 pm Love him or hate him, BC will always be a Hawaii sports icon. Enjoy your retirement, Bobby, and wish you good health for years to come.
He's not totally retiring, just not going to be doing the UH football broadcasts. Apparently he has altitude health issues. He still has his morning show. It's unclear from the article if he is going to continue with UH basketball.

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I have followed Hawaii football these past 32 years. I have no memory of Curran, except for references posted in this forum. I don't mean to be mean. I'd like to see more people like Mighty Mouse promoting Hawaii football officially. Too many old-hats and institutional favorites get to speak for the program. Most of them suck. Jim Leahy was the absolute best. Kekaula...number two. Jim Donovan and Rick Bliangiardi were terrible. Was BC a good sportscaster? IDK. He certainly made an impression on SH fans, so maybe. Aloha, BC.

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SundayJam wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 4:32 am I have followed Hawaii football these past 32 years. I have no memory of Curran, except for references posted in this forum. I don't mean to be mean. I'd like to see more people like Mighty Mouse promoting Hawaii football officially. Too many old-hats and institutional favorites get to speak for the program. Most of them suck. Jim Leahy was the absolute best. Kekaula...number two. Jim Donovan and Rick Bliangiardi were terrible. Was BC a good sportscaster? IDK. He certainly made an impression on SH fans, so maybe. Aloha, BC.

Fingers crossed for the upcoming season.
I didn't think so. When I listened to the games, I often didn't know down and distance or what yard line the ball was on. As a play-by-play guy, that's his responsibility.
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Irse wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 7:35 am I didn't think so. When I listened to the games, I often didn't know down and distance or what yard line the ball was on. As a play-by-play guy, that's his responsibility.
That's a spot on review. There also is no yard gain and sometimes lost on the play. Maybe it's the job of the spotter but I always had to listen and read the play by play as it was streaming to get the picture in lieu of tv as in Spectrum. With that said, I would really like to see Kanoa Leahey get opportunities to do some national broadcasts of games for the Big West and when football goes national in Hawaii.

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As I listened as an avid UH Football fan, BC could hold his own will all of PxPers in both leagues WAC/MWC. He always seem fair, not always but fair enough to say hey, we do kinda suck or hey we’re doing fabulously well.

Anyhow, his play-calling was slipping like amiss during the last three seasons and now we know the reasons behind it, high-altitudes related health concerns. Take care BC.


Now as for his replacement, this season and for seasons to come. It’s gonna be hard listening… anyone who listens remember that NV-Reno game, John had to step in for Bobby. Gosh that was the longest game of my listening career listening to UH broadcasting.

Let’s hope he goes through some PxP classes or training before that 🚂 💥 it’s a 🐩 🐴 show. :-?

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Irse wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 7:35 am
SundayJam wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 4:32 am I have followed Hawaii football these past 32 years. I have no memory of Curran, except for references posted in this forum. I don't mean to be mean. I'd like to see more people like Mighty Mouse promoting Hawaii football officially. Too many old-hats and institutional favorites get to speak for the program. Most of them suck. Jim Leahy was the absolute best. Kekaula...number two. Jim Donovan and Rick Bliangiardi were terrible. Was BC a good sportscaster? IDK. He certainly made an impression on SH fans, so maybe. Aloha, BC.

Fingers crossed for the upcoming season.
I didn't think so. When I listened to the games, I often didn't know down and distance or what yard line the ball was on. As a play-by-play guy, that's his responsibility.

I agree, he BC was losing it and something, timing was off, describing plays seem like it was on repeat, getting hard to listen to, wrong players…. etc .. it was time to step aside.

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If it's "health" issue, then that's sad, as we all will get old one day.

Going to miss hearing him, a familiar voice on the radio, especially pre and post game.

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If it doesn't work out with John Veneri, they should give Felipe Ojastro a shot. He does a decent job on OC16 and seems to have a knack for PBP and has put in the work.

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Veneri is more of a color guy more so than play by play. Josh Pacheco is pretty good play by play guy for volleyball and basketball. Never heard him do football. Not advocating for the guy, but the ranks of radio play by play folks in Hawaii is pretty slim.
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Play-by-play announcer and radio-show host Bobby Curran confirmed he needs a double-lung transplant to treat an aggressive stage of emphysema.

After consultation with doctors, the 67-year-old Curran is a candidate for the transplant surgery. Curran, who was play-by-play announcer of University of Hawaii football games for 32 years, said he is awaiting clearance from medical insurers before traveling to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., for seven days of tests.

After a review of his tests, Curran said, “they’ll make a decision on whether I’m a sufficient candidate. They’ll place me somewhere on their list depending on how they gauge the severity and immediacy.”

Curran said he is pursuing the surgery “because I was told about a week ago by a doctor that the double-lung transplant is my last, best chance. … If I get this transplant, and it’s successful, I’ll have a lot of good years left. I don’t have a lot of other problems.”

Curran, who was a long-time smoker before quitting about 17 years ago, has been diagnosed with emphysema, a potentially life-threatening ailment that leads to labored breathing and lung damage.
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Hope he's able to get the transplant.
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Bobby Curran's announcement.
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it’s easy to hate on bobby but you can only love his fight.

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