This week, Frame of Mind presents “Norm Hitzges: An Opinionated History of Dallas Sports.”
You don’t have to be a sports fan to appreciate the radiance Hitzges emits when he talks about sports.
When Hitzges first began covering sports, consultants once told him he would “never be a major market talent.” Now, he will go down in Dallas history for his legacy.
The passion Hitzges has for sports isn’t only seen in just one. It transcends into whatever sport he is covering.
He has covered some of Dallas favorites like the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers. Hitzges explains why a certain sport is his favorite to broadcast, and he brings up an interesting fact … how much does a hockey goalie’s equipment actually weigh?
Hitzges has worked for KERA, KLIF and he continues to broadcast sports on “The Ticket” 1310 AM/96.7 FM. Throughout the film, archives from SMU and WFAA include footage of Hitzges in his earlier years of covering sports and includes original illustrations by Dan Peeler and Charlie Rose.