Though only 20 seconds were left in the game, the announcement worked in favor of the Hawkeyes as they won against West Catholic.
One could have never imagined that a snow day announcement could be this interesting and fun. Thanks to student broadcaster Aiden Lynch, who made an enthusiastic snow day announcement on Tuesday at Hamilton High School that the video went viral. Lynch is a sophomore at the school in Michigan, according to GoodMorningAmerica. Lynch, like many other days, was making the play-by-play announcement on Tuesday night during the varsity boys basketball game between the Hamilton Hawkeyes and the Falcons of Grand Rapids' West Catholic High School when he made his final call - an exciting snow day announcement. The video went viral.
"And Lusk calls the snow day! Breaking news! Lusk just called a snow day right here at the student section. Oh my goodness! Oh, I have never seen that before. Breaking news! Lusk called the snow day at Hamilton!" Lynch announced. He was talking about Dr. Bradford Lusk, the superintendent of Hamilton County School, who had come to the gymnasium to inform about the news. "Woo! No school for me tomorrow!" Lynch added. With only 20 seconds left in the game, the announcement favored the Hawkeyes as they won against West Catholic with a score of 57-45.
Just wanted to take a moment and make a public statement, I want to thank @zach_harig @MBanksVid and @BradLusk1 for this amazing opportunity and being a part of making my dreams a reality. Being able to put Hamilton on the maps and giving back to the community is something-— Aiden (@Aidenlynch06) February 23, 2023
In an interview with Fox 17 WXMI, Lynch shared that he started broadcasting just to spend time with friends. However, he committed to doing a play-by-play for every home game the team played this school year. "I made up to that commitment. I did not miss any varsity game and I getting, getting more into it, and started getting positive feedback," said Lynch.
He said that initially, he used to script what to say, but now he just goes, puts on his earphones, and takes on from there. "I have been sitting in the student section since last year and I got so excited sitting there, and bringing my excitement to a broadcast is something genuine, it's not fake, nothing scripted. I just go with the flow and let it happen," said Lynch. Taking about that particular day, Lynch said, "All of a sudden I just hear the student section yelling as Dr. Lusk, the superintendent came through the doors, I heard, 'Lusk, Lusk, Lusk' and then 'snow day, snow day, snow day' they are just chanting snow day. I just saw the student section erupt and I'm like wow, did he just do that."
As a former student of sports broadcasting, this makes me smile. Good work @Aidenlynch06 hope you make it big! https://t.co/7aDn04oECO— Nic Odell (@nicodell33) February 23, 2023
In another similar story, a sports reporter was sent out to report for a winter watch in Waterloo, Iowa, and decided to add a little snark with his weather updates. Mark Woodley made hilarious comments throughout the hour-long early morning report. He was asked to help out with Thursday, December 22, show. After his work, Woodley put together a clip on Twitter with his snarkiest comments. He captioned the post, "This is what you get when you ask the sports guy to come in to cover a blizzard in the morning show." In just a day, the post went viral with 11.6 million views and 812k likes. In the clip, he is saying, "I normally do sports, uh, everything is canceled here for the next couple of days so what better time to ask the sports guy to come in about five hours earlier than he would normally wake up and go stand out in the wind and the snow and the cold and tell other people not to do the same. I didn't even realize that there was a 3:30 (show) also in the morning until today."