So Long, Jim
We’d be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the passing of long-time Green Bay Packers radio announcer Jim Irwin.
Irwin, 77, died Sunday in California. He had metastatic cancer.
Irwin was the voice of the Packers from 1969 to 1998, forming, with Max McGee, what was in our eyes the greatest announcing tandem in Packers history. From the time I was a kid, we’d always turn off the sound on the television during Packers games to blare Jim and Max on the radio.
Games weren’t quite the same after he retired.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.