Vikings Hire New Public Address Announcer and He’s Awesome
A big voice from a small town in Minnesota is about to pump up the purple faithful on Sundays at US Bank Stadium!
According to the Denver Post, the Minnesota Vikings have hired Alan Roach to serve as their new public address announcer.
Roach is the former announcer for the Denver Broncos, where he's spent the past 16 seasons, and where he also announced for the Colorado Avalanche. Roach, who was laid off by KOA radio last year, thanked Broncos fans in a post on his website announcing the move.
What makes this move even more awesome for the Vikings is the fact that Roach is a hometown hire, as he hails from the small town of Slayton, Minnesota, down in the southwest corner of the state.
“I get to come home and announce for the NFL team I’ve loved since childhood! It’s a dream come true!” Roach wrote.
On top of being a Colorado resident the past decade and a half, he's also done numerous Super Bowls, All-Star games, Olympics and more:
I had the opportunity to hear Mr. Roach first hand this past season when my wife and I attended the Broncos-Vikings game at Mile High Stadium, and let me tell you that he's going to sound AH-MAY-ZING in US Bank! The Broncos fans hung onto his every word during the game and I have no doubt he'll have the same impact on Vikings fans, as well.
Great hire, Vikings! SKOL!