Morley Scott can't compare himself to Hall

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:59 PM ET

EDMONTON ó Just how do you compare yourself to the incomparable?

When it comes to Bryan Hallís replacement, Morley Scott, itís simple: He canít.

But thatís not necessarily a bad thing.

ďI donít want to compare myself to Bryan because you canít,Ē said Scott, who will be a fixture at Commonwealth Stadium studying the team during training camp. ďHeís a special person, heís a special broadcaster. If he didnít invent radio, he reinvented it.Ē

Scott doesnít bill himself as the same or better than Hall, but as something different.

ďWhat youíre going to get from me is a guy who cares about the team, cares about the job, I like to believe I do the preparation to be ready to have a good show,Ē Scott said. ďI always like to be informative and entertaining and thatís what Iím going to shoot for.Ē

While youíre at it, Morley, how about taking a shot at predicting where the Eskimos will end up this season?

ďGeez, putting me on the spot already,Ē he said. ďIn the first day on the job, donít you have to say first place? How does 18-0 sound? I donít care how they do as long as they win their last game, how does that sound?Ē

Sure, just as long as itís not in the regular season.

Scott has branched out over the last couple years, calling the CIS menís volleyball championships at the U of A in 2009 after working his first NBA game when the Toronto Raptors hosted the Denver Nuggets in Edmonton at the end of 2008.

Although he is a rookie when it comes to broadcasting CFL games, it would be inaccurate to say the league is something new to Scott.

ďIíve been a CFL fan like everybody else for a long time but because of the hockey season, I kind of lose track after Labour Day and donít get to watch as many games,Ē he said. ďIíll certainly be doing a lot more homework.Ē

gerry.moddejonge@sunmedia.ca


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