By Jeff Wozer, Buffalo Sports Page Humorist

Buffalo Sabres announcer Rick Jeanneret is a Buffalo legend and icon.  His calls resonate in every Sabres fan’s memory.  But sports comedian Jeff Wozer discovered that he is not always as cheerful as he is on the air.  Here are Jeanneret’s top pet peeves:

• Rues the day he let the Pegula’s talk him into renting his basement to Brian Duff.

• Never involved in the decision-making process in selecting the Carubba Collision of the Game.

• Dan Dunleavy always returns his borrowed headphone mic covered with Old Spice hair gel.

• Always asked on road trips to check the team into its hotel with the hope of getting senior rates.

• NHL Hall of Fame shared his personal information with Bed, Bath & Beyond.

• 7 PM start times conflict with Wheel of Fortune.

• Bobblehead doll looks more like Phil Donahue after an allergic reaction.

• Terry Pegula always refers to him as “Murph.”

• Can’t find a turtleneck in turquoise.

• Due to a non-disclosure agreement can’t comment on longstanding rumor Mayor Brown moonlights as Sabretooth.

• WGR won’t let him change signature line “Top shelf where Momma hides the cookies” to “Top shelf where Momma hides the Prozac.”

Here’s Jeff Wozer’s top things overhead during this week’s Super Bowl Media day.

Jeff Wozer

Nationally touring stand-up comedian Jeff Wozer has performed with some of comedy’s biggest acts – Martin Short, John Oliver, Brian Reagan – and on some of comedy’s biggest stages – Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Las Vegas strip, Great American Comedy Festival.

His humor articles have appeared in more than 40 publications including ESPN’s Active.com, Rocky Mountain Sports and the Explorer Club’s Explorer’s Journal.

Prior to veering into comedy he worked as a sports and news director for WFAD in Middlebury, Vermont where he won an Associated Press award for hockey play-by-play. And he spent two years as the play-by-play voice for the Vail Avalanche junior hockey team in Vail, Colorado.

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