"Neumie" has passed away

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Ah man, this sucks. I'll add that he called a hell of a hockey game; no one showed me the action on radio like he did.

RIP Neumie.
 

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Ouch! Neumie could do it all: tv news, radio PBP, sports talk, punditry.
 

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Sad to see this. Was a fan of “Dale and Neumie”. He was generally upbeat and happy, but especially so when he would work the Derby for NBC. RIP.
 
That is very sad news. What was he, around 70 years old? (Was he recently unwell, I wonder?) He was very prominent on the Boston scene when I first came there to college, and I always thought he had something about him which separated him from the "local TV guy" persona (like a Bob Lobel, for example). I always thought it was pretty cool that he made it onto NBC for the horse racing.
 

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I covered sports (mostly hockey) for the college radio station in the 80s and crossed paths with so many of the giants of the era, who were almost without exception very conscious of being kind and respectful to this snot-nosed 20-year-old who had a ton of questions and dreamed of a career in spots. The whole murderers row of Boston Globe sports page (though I never met McDonough, but the rest) were fantastic, the Bruins and Celtics on air talent were kind, and Lobel was a great hang. The two guys who really made me feel like they were taking an interest in me were Ryan and Neumeier. Neumy was so warm, wanted to break stories but always a sports fan first, and just a gent. RIP.

(Okay, one guy was kind of a dick. Don’t want to call him out by name, but it rhymed with “Ron Tennis”)
 

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Rest In Peace, Neumy!

I can still hear the Whiner Line impression of him. Was always funny and I remember him being a good sport about it. He will be missed!
 

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I hope at least his last few years were good ones after the reports of him recovering from the stroke. Having seen my mom never really recover from one, it's demoralizing for the patient and his/her family.
 

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His voice doing Whalers games introduced me to the sport. Enjoyed him on channel 3, missed him when he returned to Boston, and enjoyed "seeing" him again via the DirecTV sports pack on NBS Sports Boston.

RIP!

How about a final "Brawl in the Mall!"
 

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Sorry to hear about this.

Loved Neumie, I remember one time he was a host on one of the radio talk shows and the Red Sox had lost the night before to the White Sox thanks to the heroics of Joe Crede and Nuemie went on a rant about him, "Joe Crede was the hero?? Joe Crede?? Really, who is this guy............they lost thanks to Joe Crede, unbelievable!!"

R.I.P. Neumie.
 

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That is very sad news. What was he, around 70 years old? (Was he recently unwell, I wonder?) He was very prominent on the Boston scene when I first came there to college, and I always thought he had something about him which separated him from the "local TV guy" persona (like a Bob Lobel, for example). I always thought it was pretty cool that he made it onto NBC for the horse racing.
I remember he had some health problems shortly before he faded away from the media scene — that had to be 15 years ago at this point, hadn’t heard his name in years. RIP.
 

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I remember he had some health problems shortly before he faded away from the media scene — that had to be 15 years ago at this point, hadn’t heard his name in years. RIP.
I seem to recall him having a health scare while covering a big horse race (the Derby I think). After that is when he faded from the national scene, I think. The stroke a few years ago is what really knocked him out of the business other than occasional appearances.

Cue up Brass Bonanza in his honor.
 

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He was very rude to an eight year old me when I met my first "celebrity" in the Country Cupboard parking lot in Bolton. Maybe he was having a bad day.
 

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A great reporter and nice guy. Met him at Saratoga when he was covering the Travers that was set to be a showdown between Holy Bull and Tabasco Cat - RIP.
 

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Ugh, hate to hear this. As a WMASS guy, I remember him vividly on WFSB, channel 3 out of Hartford back in he early 80's. Always seemed like a guy who genuinely liked, and was enthusiastic about sports. RIP.
 

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His voice doing Whalers games introduced me to the sport. Enjoyed him on channel 3, missed him when he returned to Boston, and enjoyed "seeing" him again via the DirecTV sports pack on NBS Sports Boston.

RIP!

How about a final "Brawl in the Mall!"
This was a great call of an old school hockey fight and how I first heard of Neumie. I believe this was on the reverse side of a Brass Bonanza tape…or a tape of Tony Harrington singing the national anthem.
God I miss the Whale.
RIP Neumie
 

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Weymouth’s own! He spoke at my graduation and was known in town as a class act. RIP
 

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He really got me into the Bruins. I used to just watch them casually if I happened to land on NESN, but his enthusiasm and ability to call the ebb and flow made me turn on the radio.

And he rolled with the punches when they teased him on the radio.
 

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My Dad knew him a little and they golfed together several times. I met him a few times at this charitable golf tournament he played in every year that my Dad and I used to play in. He'd have more side action going he needed a notebook to keep track of it all. Everyone seemed to like Neumie, though. RIP.
 

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The guy who did the Neumeier impression on the Whiner Line was the best think on WEEI for years.

"Bob Neumeir checking in..."
 

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Neumie being the weekend anchor at WBZ is a testament to how loaded the sports media scene was in Boston in the 80s. In most markets he might have been the most recognizable sports TV personality. I always enjoyed seeing him on air, just a great presence who's enthusiasm for sports radiated through the screen. 70 is too soon.
 

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Although I was a teenager at the time of the peak TV sports guy era in Boston, I definitely had a "who would you have a beer with" list in the early 90s going based entirely on TV appearances. May have been totally off based on real life personalities for all I know but It went something like:

John Dennis: 100% bad hang, superficially very good at his job but the condescension just oozed through the TV. This was before I heard his enlightened opinions on Dennis & Callahan, which confirmed my thoughts and then some.
Bob Lobel: The kind of cynical guy who is great to hang with in short doses. But based on his defeatist viewpoints (remember the 80s/90s era I'm talking about here) I'd get a dark worldview hanging out with Lobel for a long period of time.
Neumie: #1 on my list. A great disposition, tells it like it is but very creatively. Can say you are an asshole but in such a way you can't be mad at him.
Mikey Adams: I watched him on NECN a lot when the network was starting out. He'd be a great hang until getting us arrested or beat up at some point during the night.
 

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Although I was a teenager at the time of the peak TV sports guy era in Boston, I definitely had a "who would you have a beer with" list in the early 90s going based entirely on TV appearances. May have been totally off based on real life personalities for all I know but It went something like:

John Dennis: 100% bad hang, superficially very good at his job but the condescension just oozed through the TV. This was before I heard his enlightened opinions on Dennis & Callahan, which confirmed my thoughts and then some.
Bob Lobel: The kind of cynical guy who is great to hang with in short doses. But based on his defeatist viewpoints (remember the 80s/90s era I'm talking about here) I'd get a dark worldview hanging out with Lobel for a long period of time.
Neumie: #1 on my list. A great disposition, tells it like it is but very creatively. Can say you are an asshole but in such a way you can't be mad at him.
Mikey Adams: I watched him on NECN a lot when the network was starting out. He'd be a great hang until getting us arrested or beat up at some point during the night.
Poor Mike Lynch.
 

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Poor Mike Lynch.
Haha, I neglected to include him didn't I. He is actually somewhere between Lobel and Neumie from my recollection. Then there is Jack Edwards, who would be a bloviator playing to the whole bar ("Let me tell you all a story"). Having a one on one conversation seems impossible. Ah and Gene Lavanchy was the other sportscaster I always forget, couldn't get a read on his personality at all so had no real opinion.
 

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My Dad knew him a little and they golfed together several times. I met him a few times at this charitable golf tournament he played in every year that my Dad and I used to play in. He'd have more side action going he needed a notebook to keep track of it all. Everyone seemed to like Neumie, though. RIP.
What are you inferring here? That he had a bunch of bets? Or something else?
 
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What are you inferring here? That he had a bunch of women or bets? Or something else?
Seems pretty obvious he means bets. Shouldn't be surprising that a guy who made his living in part based on his knowledge of a sport centered around betting would be game for action on the golf course.
 

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Haha, I neglected to include him didn't I. He is actually somewhere between Lobel and Neumie from my recollection. Then there is Jack Edwards, who would be a bloviator playing to the whole bar ("Let me tell you all a story"). Having a one on one conversation seems impossible. Ah and Gene Lavanchy was the other sportscaster I always forget, couldn't get a read on his personality at all so had no real opinion.
Lynch really seems to like the high school sporting scene which was cool. They had a High Five spotlight every Friday and had a pretty great Thanksgiving night show that had highlights from the day’s games.

You also forgot Ed Harding too. I thought he was good too. (We we’re a Channel 5 house.)
 

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Lynch really seems to like the high school sporting scene which was cool. They had a High Five spotlight every Friday and had a pretty great Thanksgiving night show that had highlights from the day’s games.

You also forgot Ed Harding too. I thought he was good too. (We we’re a Channel 5 house.)
Mike Dowling was solid, too. The Boston sports anchor scene was ridiculously deep back then. What a time that was, the local news dynamic is completely different now.
 

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First time seeing that BC/Miami recap. Really well done. Great example of Neumy’s work.
And after describing the Miami go ahead TD, he didn't speak again until long after the video showed Phelan's catch. Not many announcers, never mind sportscasters, could let a moment like that breathe the way it deserved. I really enjoyed Neumie when he was on EEI too.