Gino Cappelletti To Retire From Patriot Broadcasts
July 20, 2012 at 3:50 AM (PT)
GINO CAPPELLETTI is calling an end to his 32-year career as the radio broadcaster for THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS. BOSTON.COM reports, "GIL SANTOS, CAPPELLETTI's partner for 28 years on the broadcasts and the past 21 consecutively, will return for his 36th year in the booth. SCOTT ZOLAK, the former PATRIOTS quarterback who thrived in an innovative sideline-based third analyst role last season, is expected to succeed CAPPELLETTI."
CAPPELLETTI said in a statement, "Through five decades, my romance with football and my relationship with THE PATRIOTS organization have provided me with a lifetime of wonderful memories. I have had the privilege of sharing the broadcast of six SUPER BOWLS, and amazingly, five in the past decade. The memory of the first SUPER BOWL victory will always be fresh in my mind. For me, it serves as a special reminder of how far this franchise has come, the challenges that were met, and the adversity we faced in those early years. But as they say in the huddle after a long, successful day’s work, it’s time to take a knee and celebrate the win."