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NFL - 1985 - CBS Sports Sunday - Host Gary Bender + Terry Bradshaw + John Madden + Tom Landry
NFL - 1985 - CBS Sports Sunday - Host Gary Bender + Terry Bradshaw + John Madden + Tom Landry
Published: 2017/11/14
Channel: RSS Empresas
Gary Bender - WSU Alumni of the Year
Gary Bender - WSU Alumni of the Year
Published: 2010/10/13
Channel: David Youso
Gary Bender - 2008 Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Gary Bender - 2008 Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Published: 2011/07/13
Channel: kssportshof
Gary Bender performs: "Lights, Camera, Action!" Acoustic
Gary Bender performs: "Lights, Camera, Action!" Acoustic
Published: 2009/04/13
Channel: GaryBenderMusic
Gary Bender - Because She
Gary Bender - Because She's Beautiful
Published: 2006/02/16
Channel: ltgoose
BASEBALL EQUIPMENT BOMB =Reconditioning a baseball glove  by USA Coach Gary Bender
BASEBALL EQUIPMENT BOMB =Reconditioning a baseball glove by USA Coach Gary Bender
Published: 2017/09/22
Channel: Dynasty Baseball
Session 8  Avocados With Gary Bender part1
Session 8 Avocados With Gary Bender part1
Published: 2014/03/14
Channel: Byron Asakawa
Miracle bender.
Miracle bender.
Published: 2013/02/15
Channel: Gary Huston
Phoenix Suns: Timeout for Teachers
Phoenix Suns: Timeout for Teachers
Published: 2010/10/27
Channel: Suns
In the Bender Kitchen: Valentine
In the Bender Kitchen: Valentine's Day Wines with Gary the Wine Guy
Published: 2018/02/14
Channel: CT STYLE
Gary Bender- Because She
Gary Bender- Because She's Beautiful (Live From Crash Mansion)
Published: 2010/11/22
Channel: Daniel Goldberg
50 Shades of Gay - With Garrii Henderson
50 Shades of Gay - With Garrii Henderson
Published: 2012/07/05
Channel: Gedzilla
Gary Bender - Aces High
Gary Bender - Aces High
Published: 2007/03/15
Channel: Joe Librandi-Cowan
Session 8  Avocados with Gary Bender Part 2
Session 8 Avocados with Gary Bender Part 2
Published: 2014/03/15
Channel: Byron Asakawa
Gary Bender-"Wonderwall" (Oasis Cover)
Gary Bender-"Wonderwall" (Oasis Cover)
Published: 2008/11/14
Channel: GaryBenderMusic
How to Install a Tensiometer in an Avocado Grove
How to Install a Tensiometer in an Avocado Grove
Published: 2012/08/29
Channel: University of California Cooperative Extension - San Diego
1985 CBS Sports report: UTEP defeats Georgetown
1985 CBS Sports report: UTEP defeats Georgetown
Published: 2011/03/23
Channel: MinerMac's Miner Moments
Running the "Hell Bender" with Gary Wemple
Running the "Hell Bender" with Gary Wemple
Published: 2014/04/08
Channel: Michael Harding
Dave & Gary
Dave & Gary's Weekender Bender!
Published: 2007/05/08
Channel: namsag69
Gary Bender - Because She
Gary Bender - Because She's Beautiful
Published: 2007/03/15
Channel: Joe Librandi-Cowan
Gary Bender broadcasts at WSU
Gary Bender broadcasts at WSU
Published: 2010/10/12
Channel: phi977
Gary Bender performing Anywhere With You
Gary Bender performing Anywhere With You
Published: 2014/03/30
Channel: permanentstatic
Gary Bender- You
Gary Bender- You're A Terrible Singer (But I Like This Song)
Published: 2007/03/18
Channel: Joe Librandi-Cowan
Gary Bender- Your So Last Summer (Taking Back Sunday Cover Live From Crash Mansion)
Gary Bender- Your So Last Summer (Taking Back Sunday Cover Live From Crash Mansion)
Published: 2010/11/22
Channel: Daniel Goldberg
Gary Bender
Gary Bender
Published: 2011/06/22
Channel: KSCBNews
Car Gary Gastell after Last Bender Venray 2011.MTS
Car Gary Gastell after Last Bender Venray 2011.MTS
Published: 2011/08/21
Channel: GVosGenderen
Gary Bender - The Diner Scene
Gary Bender - The Diner Scene
Published: 2007/03/16
Channel: Joe Librandi-Cowan
244: Widening Your Finance Lens | Gary Bender, CFO, SISD, Inc.
244: Widening Your Finance Lens | Gary Bender, CFO, SISD, Inc.
Published: 2017/06/22
Channel: CFO THOUGHT LEADER
244: Widening Your Finance Lens | Gary Bender, CFO, SISD, Inc.
244: Widening Your Finance Lens | Gary Bender, CFO, SISD, Inc.
Published: 2016/09/07
Channel: CFO THOUGHT LEADER
Rudy Tomjanovich
Rudy Tomjanovich's Last Career Points (1981 Finals) (Game 5)
Published: 2015/07/05
Channel: LamarMatic
Phoenix Suns Commentary
Phoenix Suns Commentary
Published: 2007/01/10
Channel: DLewiswestphx
Gary N. Bender — Vice President of Acquisition and Retention Woodbury...the Ultimate Choice!
Gary N. Bender — Vice President of Acquisition and Retention Woodbury...the Ultimate Choice!
Published: 2012/11/21
Channel: WoodburyFinancial
2008: Hornets @ Suns (Part 5 of 12)
2008: Hornets @ Suns (Part 5 of 12)
Published: 2008/03/20
Channel: Inhistoric
Roadside- Gary Hayes & Steven Bender (Audio)
Roadside- Gary Hayes & Steven Bender (Audio)
Published: 2012/12/03
Channel: Gary Hayes
College Hoops Archive - CBS The Road To The Final Four - 1987
College Hoops Archive - CBS The Road To The Final Four - 1987
Published: 2011/08/28
Channel: RustedTelevisione
Charles Barkley Blocks Sprewell Two Times In a Row
Charles Barkley Blocks Sprewell Two Times In a Row
Published: 2011/04/09
Channel: LamarMatic
1978 NFL Week 6 Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots 1st Half
1978 NFL Week 6 Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots 1st Half
Published: 2017/05/30
Channel: Michael Anderson
What is the CFO Role You Want to Create for Yourself? | Gary Bender, CFO, SISD, Inc.
What is the CFO Role You Want to Create for Yourself? | Gary Bender, CFO, SISD, Inc.
Published: 2016/09/07
Channel: CFO THOUGHT LEADER
keefer bender vs gary spears
keefer bender vs gary spears
Published: 2017/10/25
Channel: keefer bender
gary bender
gary bender
Published: 2014/10/12
Channel: rich cerasale
Coach Bender talks to kids at midnight during baseball lock-in.
Coach Bender talks to kids at midnight during baseball lock-in.
Published: 2017/04/14
Channel: Dynasty Baseball
1983 NC State Wolfpack Final Four
1983 NC State Wolfpack Final Four
Published: 2007/01/13
Channel: piratevideokid
BENDER BOYS - Tony and Heather Bender
BENDER BOYS - Tony and Heather Bender
Published: 2016/10/19
Channel: Dynasty Baseball
Last Bender, Gary Gastell in the final on raceway venray World Cup 2011 .MTS
Last Bender, Gary Gastell in the final on raceway venray World Cup 2011 .MTS
Published: 2011/08/21
Channel: GVosGenderen
"I
"I'll Catch You"-Clip
Published: 2009/01/10
Channel: GaryBenderMusic
In The Bender Kitchen:  Gary Grunner, the wine guy
In The Bender Kitchen: Gary Grunner, the wine guy
Published: 2017/05/22
Channel: CT STYLE
Gary Hatecrime - Big Bender - Live @ The Marquee 2010
Gary Hatecrime - Big Bender - Live @ The Marquee 2010
Published: 2010/08/09
Channel: RitualOnslaught
GXF 100 Preview Plus
GXF 100 Preview Plus
Published: 2012/12/12
Channel: Main Tape
Steve Hensen - 2009 Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Steve Hensen - 2009 Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Published: 2009/11/12
Channel: kssportshof
Gary
Gary's Good News: Mind Bender Toys
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: WTHI-TV
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Gary Bender
Born Gary Nedrow Bender
(1940-09-01) September 1, 1940 (age 77)
Norton, Kansas
Education Wichita State (Undergraduate)
University of Kansas (Masters)
Title Sportscaster
Spouse(s) Linda
Children Trey and Brett

Gary Nedrow Bender (born September 1, 1940) [1] is a retired American sportscaster and 2008 inductee into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. He officially retired, April 13, 2011,[2][3] from Fox Sports Arizona network after 18 years calling the NBA's Phoenix Suns games.

Biography[edit]

Early career[edit]

Bender, who was born in Norton, Kansas, and raised in a nearby town of Ulysses, Kansas,[4] graduated from Ulysses High School in 1958. He then attended Wichita State University (then known as the University of Wichita), graduating with a journalism degree in 1962 and a master's degree from the University of Kansas in 1964. Bender then began his broadcasting career calling games at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, KS and then went on to do the same at the University of Kansas' football and basketball programs in the 1960s. He also spent years as a broadcaster in Wisconsin and called all of the Wisconsin Athletic Association championship games, as well as Green Bay Packers radio and Milwaukee Brewers television in the early 1970s.

CBS Sports (1975-1987)[edit]

He did play-by-play for the NFL on CBS from 1975 to 1981, and again in 1986 (among his partners were Johnny Unitas, Sonny Jurgensen, Hank Stram, and John Madden, all members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame) and the 1981 NBA Finals along with color commentators Rick Barry and Bill Russell, both members of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

He was CBS' first play-by-play announcer for the network's coverage of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, calling the Final Four alongside Billy Packer in 1982, 1983 and 1984. In 1982 and 1983, he was CBS' lead college football play-by-play man.

ABC Sports (1987-1992)[edit]

On October 27, 1987, Bender (along with Lynn Swann) called the Monday Night Football game between the Denver Broncos and the Minnesota Vikings. That game had been scheduled for October 26, but when the Minnesota Twins (who at the time, shared the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome with the Vikings) played Game 7 of the World Series that day, the football game was moved to Monday and shown to a regional audience.

In 1988, Bender did play-by-play for the American League Championship Series alongside Baseball Hall of Famers Joe Morgan and Reggie Jackson.

He also announced college football games for ABC Sports, where he formerly worked alongside Dick Vermeil.

Major League Baseball on ABC[edit]

As previously mentioned, Bender did play-by-play for the 1988 American League Championship Series[5] between the Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox. Bender spent two years (1987-1988) as the #2 baseball play-by-play man for ABC behind Al Michaels. Bender worked the backup Monday Night Baseball broadcasts (with Tim McCarver in 1987 and Joe Morgan in 1988) as well as serving as a field reporter/post-game interviewer for ABC's 1987 World Series coverage.

Gary Bender would ultimately be taken off ABC's baseball team in favor of Gary Thorne in 1989.

TNT Sports[edit]

Bender also called NFL games for TNT from 1992 to 1994, teaming with Pat Haden. On December 17, 2009, Bender filled in for Marv Albert, who was battling throat problems, to call the Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers game on TNT and called the game with Reggie Miller.

FSN-Arizona and Versus[edit]

As previously mentioned, for 18 years, Bender was the television play-by-play announcer on Fox Sports Net (FSN-Arizona) for the National Basketball Association's Phoenix Suns; he worked alongside former Suns players Eddie Johnson and Scott Williams. In 2006, he was named as the play-by-play announcer for the Versus network's coverage of Mountain West Conference football, where he would be partnered with former NFL player Glenn Parker.

Personal[edit]

Bender is also co-author with Michael Johnson of the biography Call of the Game, in which he shares his life story, tips on how to become a better broadcaster, and his Christian testimony.

Bender did a series of Kendall Motor Oil commercials in mid-1980s.

In the first five months of 2001, Bender presided as host of the nationally syndicated Focus on the Family radio show after the resignation of previous host Mike Trout (1985–2000) because of an extramarital affair. Bender was replaced on a full-time basis by Focus vice president of broadcasting John Fuller.

Gary Bender is an alumnus of the Kansas Delta chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Wichita State where he received his bachelor's degree. He received his master's degree in radio and TV from the University of Kansas.

His son, Trey, is also a sportscaster and played Pop Warner Little Scholars.

Career timeline[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kansas Sports Hall of Fame (KSHOF)
  2. ^ Young, Bob (28 March 2011). "Suns broadcaster Gary Bender announces retirement". azcentral.com. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Dougherty, Pete (29 March 2011). "Longtime network announcer Bender retires from broadcasting". timesunion.com. Hearst Communications Inc. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Kansas Sports Hall of Fame (KSHOF)
  5. ^ Sarni, Jim (7 October 1988). "Abc Is Good Or Bad, Depending On Series". Sun Sentinel. 
  6. ^ a b c Sandomir, Richard (27 March 1992). "SPORTS MEDIA: TV SPORTS; Specter of Strike Scrambles Cable Schedules". The New York Times. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Brent Musburger
Play-by-Play announcer, NBA Finals
1981
Succeeded by
Dick Stockton
Preceded by
Dick Enberg
Play-by-Play announcer, NCAA Men's Final Four
1982-1984
Succeeded by
Brent Musburger

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