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You should watch Bill Worrell's life story

After 36 years of broadcasting, he does deserve an award at some gala.


This one time at band camp Ethan Rothstein, our editor in chief and chief who is an editor, asked me to start a weekly column about the weirdest Rockets videos I could find. I was like, "that sounds like a column that wouldn't last very long," but here we are now still going, and I'm not sure Ethan even notices anymore.

Here is this week's video.

2015 Awards Gala - Bill Worrell



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Video Description


If you've read some of my other Weird Rockets Videos or followed me on Twitter, you're already aware of just how much I love Bill Worrell. He is like a Michael Bay movie, and by that I mean he is the absolute best at his job because there are times when he is the absolute worst at his job. He doesn't believe the Rockets have ever committed a foul. He called Tracy McGrady a girl's name. He gets noticeably angry with James Harden every time he tries to throw a bounce pass. It is awesome.

For some context, I think this was a video the University of Houston made to honor Worrell as well as other alumni at some gala. I don't know. I wasn't invited. Either way, my boy Bill gives you his whole life story. Worrell has been calling Rockets games for the last 36 years. That's insane. Think of the longest amount of time you've done anything in your whole dumb life. Was it 36 years? No. It wasn't. Worrell is a frickin' champion.

I love his quotes in here, man. Bill is so real.

"They say if you remember the 60's, you didn't live the 60's... And I lived 'em pretty well. So my memories are vague at times."

Just do me a favor and check Bill's hand motion as he says that. *waits for you to check* See what I mean? Champion.

Here is the best comment from this video. I had 1 to choose from.

worrell luv

I really, really do, Bill.

That was your Weird Rockets Video of the Week. Come back next week when I show you something else I found on the Internet instead of going outside.