Wednesday, November 12

10E2404: Irrepressible Spirit (Bill McLaren - the 'voice of rugby')

Short rugby ad by Guinness here that centers on the irrepressible spirit of the ‘voice of rugby’, long time commentator Bill McLaren.  Ostensibly "showing that it is not the misfortune we are dealt – but how we face it", but in actuality a love letter to this charismatic and humble fixture of the airwaves who died in 2010.

One commenter notes "Nice but needs to be about 29 minutes longer..." Agreed.

His voice was part of the soundtrack to winter weekends for many British schoolboys. Hell, I quoted him at my brother's wedding...