It’s a hockey night in Pittsburgh! Perhaps no other phrase in the ‘Burgh is more recognizable than those six words. Mike Lange has been the voice of the Pittsburgh Penguins since 1975 as their television broadcaster until 2006. After a well deserved outcry by loyal Lange fans, he now calls the games for the Penguin’s radio affiliate, 105.9 The X. Most die-hard Penguin fans will mute their boob tube and deal with the radio delay just to hear Lange’s unique take on play-by-play. Over the years, Mike Lange has become a Pittsburgh sports icon, up there with the likes of Myron Cope as the best-of-the-best at his craft. His unique style and youthful enthusiasm brings a special element of excitement to the game. Known for his outrageous one-liners, we compiled a list of our top 15 favorite Mike Lange-isms.
One-Liners 1-5 | Click for 6-10 | Click for 11-15
Shave my face with a rusty razor!
He’s smiling like a butcher’s dog!
Oh, Eddie Spaghetti!
And ladies and gentlemen, the kitchen is closed!
She wants to sell my monkey!