Is there anyone more respected and popular than Larry McCarren?
The longtime Packers player and radio personality started his new gig today on www.packers.com and should add a new and fresh perspective to the official Green Bay Packers site. Frankly, I’m looking forward to accessing his insights eat the popular site that has been the team’s main Web presence for many years.
He started officially today, July 26, and here’s what the official press release announcing the move said:
McCarren will … offer his insight and analysis on a daily basis during camp through online videos. His video work also will include interviews with players and coaches, game previews and game observations.“Larry’s experience as a Pro Bowl player and as an award-winning broadcaster has made him a go-to source for news about the Packers,” said Joan Malcheski, director of the Packers’ media group. “We’re very excited to have him join Packers.com and offer his highly regarded football knowledge to our fans.”McCarren is known to legions of fans as analyst on the Packers Radio Network, where he enters his 14th season working with Wayne Larrivee. He first joined the team’s radio broadcasts in 1995, working his first four seasons with Jim Irwin and Max McGee. Inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1992, he also is a favorite among television viewers in Wisconsin, spending 24 years as a sports director in Green Bay. He additionally served previously as co-host of Inside 1265, the official television program of the Green Bay Packers. He four times has been voted Wisconsin ‘Sportscaster of the Year’ (1994 1996, 2002, 2007) by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.