World-Herald columnist Tom Shatel wrote about KFAB legend Lyell Bremser on Thursday. Bremser, the memorable voice behind some of the most famous moments in NU football history that took place during his 45 years in the booth, is set to be inducted into the Omaha Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday.
A few fun facts about Bremser:
>> Bremser is most associated with his call of the 1971 “Game of the Century” at Oklahoma.
>> He was vice president and general manager of KFAB for years during a time when it was one of the most successful stations in the country.
>> His last game in the booth was the 1984 Nebraska-Miami Orange Bowl, and one of the last plays he called was Osborne going for two. When he retired, The World-Herald referred to him as “Mr. Football.”
Bremser will be joined in the induction class by Al Caniglia (Omaha University football coach), Tom Jaworski (Creighton Prep football coach), Kelly Lindsey (Millard North and Notre Dame University soccer player), Red McManus (Creighton University basketball coach), Erick Strickland (Three-sport athlete at Bellevue West, basketball player at Nebraska and in the NBA), and the 1982 Omaha Westside football team.
Check out some of Bremser’s memorable calls in the YouTube videos below:
>> Video: Johnny Rodgers’ punt return in the “Game of the Century” (1971 Nebraska vs. Oklahoma):
>> Video: 1970 Nebraska vs. Southern California: