If you grew up in the 90s, we tell you that you were privileged because you could see the career of one of the best athletes in history as it is Michael Jordan through one of the most iconic voices of the sports chronicle in Mexico: the great Pepe Espinosa.
Fully identified with the NBA stories in those days with Enrique Garay and de la NFL with the coach Joaquin Castillo, Pepe Espinosa He was the man who always invited us to “make the Wonder sandwich, the sandwich of champions” and who called us all Brothers.
Who was Pepe Espinosa?
Jose Roberto Espinosa Olea He was born in 1948 in a Sinaloan town called Escuinapa. Contrary to what we might think of this emblematic narrator, he did not study communications or journalism, he was a chemical engineer for the IPN, where his approach to the sport was through the Burros Blancos American football team, in which he played.
His career in the media began in 1976 and he collaborated with great microphone figures such as José Ramón Fernández, Fernando Von Rossum, Alejandro Lara and Professor Constancio Córdoba, in addition to the aforementioned Garay and Castillo.
From 1977 to 2007 he narrated the Super Bowl, being the first Latin American communicator to link 30 editions of the most important party in the NFL as a narrator. In addition, it was pioneer in NHL broadcasting in Mexico, together with his memories in the NBA Y Olympic Games summer and winter.
Michael Jordan, Joe Montana, Tom Brady, Ian Thorpe, Carl Lewis and Wayne Gretzky are just a few of the sports legends to whom Pepe Espinosa narrated on TV Azteca (formerly Imevisión) and Fox Sports.
What did Pepe Espinosa die of?
Unfortunately, the communicator’s health deteriorated in the middle of the first decade of this century by a lymphatic cancer. The dawn of July 4, 2007, Pepe Espinosa died of pneumonia, then leaving his wife and three daughters.
What a great memory he was christened by High Commissioner Roger Goodell as the Voice of the NFL in Mexico, the one that took us the whole race of His Majesty in the NBA until his last shot with the Bulls and who did prepare a sandwich Wonder a whole ritual to enjoy the best of sport through TV Azteca.