Sunday media: How Pete Weber’s next stanza could be sports history in Nashville

Even with a couple of chord changes to tweak the twang, Pete Weber’s broadcasting career in Nashville shouldn’t sound like the starting point for another tired country western song.
It’s hardly been a long, lonesome 20 years behind the microphone, be it on TV, radio or even CB Radio, for the original and still-going-strong voice of the NHL’s Predators. The 66-year Weber, who got up to speed on the pro hockey game during a three-year run as the colorman for Bob Miller on the Kings’ broadcasts from 1978-81 between Rich Marotta and Nick Nickson, has belted out scores in Buffalo, Seattle, Albuquerque and Rochester. He’s worked on the NFL Bills’ broadcasts during their run of four straight fruitless Super Bowl outcomes.
He’s even had his heart kinda broken — a serious heart procedure in 2014 to be exact — but it’s kept on ticking.
And now, if things break right, he could be making his first championship call. The Preds’ first Stanley Cup win could come as early as mid-June, but that won’t be the time to drop the mike.
“I’m a little too selfish to see what could follow,” Weber said beforeo Saturday’s Game 5 of the Ducks-Predators Western Conference finals. “I have another year left on my contract and they’ve already asked me if I want to continue. I do. And once the first one happens, I’ll be going for at least two.”
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