Jock Sutherland was a color commentator for UofL games on WHAS from 1981 to 2001 (Charlie Springer photo).

Gonna ask a favor of University of Louisville fans, especially those who enjoyed the color commentary of Jock Sutherland as the analyst on WHAS broadcasts of UofL basketball games from 1981 to 2001.

The favor is to send a birthday card or note to Sutherland who will be celebrating his 92nd birthday on March 14th. No, there’s not an email address because he doesn’t use computers . “Never did, only when absolutely necessary,” he once told the Observer.

The address: 

Jock Sutherland
234 Fairway Drive West
Nicholasville, KY 40356.

His wife Phyllis says Jock truly treasures the memories of covering Louisville basketball and all the UofL friends he made. “He would be thrilled if Cardinal fans could remember him on his birthday,” she said.

Send a birthday card, a generic card or a note, to Jock today while it’s still fresh on your mind.  Covering Louisville basketball was a joyful time for him.  Do it today.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.