Many Colts fans have come to love listening to Bob Lamey calling games on the radio, something he's done every season since the Colts moved to Indianapois in 1984, except for a brief stint not doing so from 1992-1994. Today, however, he will miss his first entire game since 1995 as he remains in Indianapolis due to illness. Matt Taylor will fill in as the play-by-play man and Jim Sorgi will remain the color guy.
This per the Indianapolis Star's Zak Keefer:
Bob Lamey, the longtime voice of the Colts, will miss his first game since 1995 this afternoon.
Lamey experienced shortness of breath in Indianapolis before the team made the trip to Tennessee, according to team COO Pete Ward. Lamey visited the hospital for tests then returned home to rest.
Lamey did a radio interview with 1070 the Fan pregame show and said he's doing ok:
Lamey: "If they let me out of the hospital an hour earlier", he would've been here. Says it's the 1st game he's ever missed.— Steve Andress (@ColtsReporter) December 28, 2014
Back in 2012 there was a game (against the Lions) in which Lamey began losing his voice during the game and didn't finish it, but this marks the first entire game he will have missed since 1995. So if you're listening on the radio to the Colts' game today, it will sound different, and that's because Lamey won't be on the call. Here's to wishing Bob a quick recovery and to him being back for next weekend's playoff game.