Horrigan also announces charity basketball, softball and flag football games for the New England Patriots Alumni, which is a team comprised of both retired and current players. Since 1994 he has worked with players from all 6 of New England's Super Bowls. John has also worked with alumni members of the New York Giants.
With 4-time Super Bowl (and 3-time Champion) New England Patriot Running Back Kevin Faulk - "Mr. Third Down" at a charity basketball game in 2009.
With New England Patriots: Cornerback and NFL Kick-off Return record holder (108 yds) Ellis Hobbs (now with the Philadelphia Eagles) and Running Back Laurence Maroney.
With versatile Center/Guard/Tackle/Special Teams/Tight End/Fullback Russ Hochstein, who spent seven seasons with the New England Patriots before being traded to the Denver Broncos. "Hoax" is a great guy.
With Joe Andruzzi, formerly of the New England Patriots. Joe won three Super Bowl rings with New England.
With two former New England Patriots: Steve King (who played ten years with the club and is a great friend) and "The Lanemaker" Max Lane (another great guy) who played in Super Bowl XXXI. When Max plays hockey, the comedy level is high.
With Ray Clayborn, 15-year outstanding cornerback and kick returner, formerly of the New England Patriots
With Larry Izzo of the New England Patriots. He was great to work with while he was with the Patriots. He once gave me backstage passes for his "Larry-oke" karaoke show. He's now with the New York Jets.
With 10-year veteran New England Patriot Running Back Sammy Morris.
Wide Receiver Greg Lewis joined the New England Patriots in 2009 after 7 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He now plays for Minnesota.
With New England Patriots (left to right) Ray Ventrone, Kevin Faulk, Pierre Woods, Steve Gostkowski, Antwain Spann, Russ Hochstein and Ellis Hobbs before a season-opening basketball game in Haverhill in 2009.
With Leigh Bodden, cornerback who joined the Patriots in 2009 after playing 6 seasons in Detroit and Cleveland.
With Super Bowl Champion and radio/tv personality Linebacker Steve DeOssie in 2009
With New England Patriots lineman Nick Kaczur and former defensive end (who played in Super Bowl XX) Garin Veris.
With New England Patriot veteran linebacker and Super Bowl champion Eric Alexander in 2009.
The National Anthem is played at the 2009 Kevin Faulk Celebrity Softball Classic at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, Mass. A light crowd due to the weather. Red Team (from third base to home): Gostkowski, Hochstein, A.Thomas, Mayo, Wilfork, Faulk, Maroney, Aiken, Ventrone, Britt, Gutierrez, Green-Ellis, Spann, Meriweather, Wilhite. Blue Team (home to first base): Morris, Nash, O'Connell, Sanders, Alexander, Bruschi (with his kids), D.Thomas, Woods, Guyton, Neal, Kaczur, Banta-Cain, K.Smith
At the New England Patriots' celebrity basketball game at Newton North High School on April 16th, 2009, I named the inept scorekeeper as the Player of the Game. Due to his inability to pay attention, perform simple arithmetic and inadvertent point shaving, he was Newton's high scorer with 22 points.
With two-time World Series Champion Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein.
With All Star catcher/captain and two-time World Series Champion Jason Varitek at his annual mini golf fundraiser in 2009.
With All Star pitcher and two-time World Series Champion Jason Varitek at 'Jason Varitek's Celebrity Putt Putt' in 2009. "Josh, mind if I get a photo with you?" "Sure, man". As we waited for the girl to figure out how to take a photo (not rocket science) Josh turned to sign another ball.....
With Boston Bruins former coach and captain (whose number 24 has been retired by the Boston Bruins) Terry "Taz" O'Reilly. Terry is a legend who epitomizes what the Boston Bruins are all about - hustle, heart and soul. I remember talking to him on a bus ride about economical and political matters and thinking that I was conversing with a college professor (and not a former NHL gunfighter). O'Reilly would take on anyone in the National Hockey League during his playing days, but only if the terms were with honor and valor. He never jumped anyone. He always gave the other guy an even chance to fight him, even though Terry would eventually kick his ass. Behind us is super sports marketing agent and outstanding goaltender Cleon Daskalakis. Cleon has been so good to me over the years and has helped my career out substantially (since 1993!). He is a spectacular goaltender and all around athlete who really understands what "show hockey" is all about. He reminds me of the great showman "Rainbow" (of the Harlem Rockets, Harlem Hoopsters and Court Jesters) who is mentioned later on this page. They both "get it" in regard to what sports entertainment should be.
This is one of my prized autographed photos. Legendary official Paul Stewart is ready to go with Bruins' captain Terry 'Taz' O'Reilly. Stewart took on three Bruin heavyweights that night (and lost all 3 battles): O'Reilly, Stan Jonathan and Al Secord. It was a homecoming for the kid from Jamaica Plain and it was a testimony to his willingness to take on three of the toughest guys in the league.
With Boston Bruins All-Star Right Winger and former captain (whose number 16 really should be retired by the Boston Bruins - C'mon Charlie, Pete and Donny) Rick "Nifty" Middleton. Nifty is my new boss as President of the Boston Bruins Alumni.
Along with me and my fat face is two-time Stanley Cup finalist, former president of the Boston Bruins Alumni and currently Director of Development for the Boston Bruins FoundationBob Sweeney. "Swoop" has really helped out my broadcast career and he is a great event coordinator. He's brought alot of goodwill back to the organization.
With one of the toughest Boston Bruin players ever: Left Winger Jay Miller. He has some awesome stories from his days as Wayne Gretzky's 'bodyguard'.
With five-time Stanley Cup Finalist (and 1970 Stanley Cup Champion) defenseman Gary Doak. Another guy who has done alot for my career. I swear I'm up to nearly 300 charity games with "Sammy".
With the Boston Bruins Alumni (I'm in the back row standing, 5th from the left) at the second annual Maine Mariners' Alumni Hockey Game at Cumberland County Civic Center in 2009. I'm in the third row, fifth from the left.
Boston Hockey Legends team caricature, 2001 season. I'm in the back row on the right holding a microphone.
With goaltender Bobby Farrelly. I only know the guy as a hell of a goaltender who has played some great games both against us and for us. He's made some really unbelievable stops while under siege. They tell me that together with his brother Peter he has produced, written and directed some great films.
With former Boston Bruins star right winger Rick Middleton, goaltender/film producer/writer/director Bobby Farrelly, former NHL sniper (320 career goals) Tony McKegney and former Boston Bruin defenseman and pugilist "Shoe" (Bruce Shoebottom). Shoe is another great "show hockey" player who understands sports entertainment. I've done 200 games with him. A great friend as well.
With the Boston Bruins Alumni and the "Vermont Green Mountain Boys" in Woodstock, Vermont in 2009. I'm front row, first from left.
With the Boston Bruins Alumni and the Riley Rink All Stars in Manchester, Vermont in 2009. I'm front row, first from left.
With Sayeed Abdul-Muntaqim ("Rainbow") of the Court Jesters, the greatest show basketball player in the world. Photo from 2009.
With Sayeed Abdul-Muntaqim ("Rainbow") of the Court Jesters, the greatest show basketball player in the world. Photo from 2005.
With Sayeed Abdul-Muntaqim ("Rainbow") of the Court Jesters, the greatest show basketball player in the world. I've seen 'em all over the span of 17 years and 700 comedy basketball games, and this guy is the very best. Photo from 2003.
With Baseball Hall of Fame President and friend Jeff Idelson. I'm lobbying to put Ray Bourque (who is in the Hockey Hall of Fame) into the BBHOF. Jeff has brought the Hall into the 21st century and has made it into one of America's greatest museums.
Peter Nash, formerly of the rap group "3rd Bass" (like me, a member of SABR) is an expert on early 20th century baseball and has recreated a turn-of-the-century bar in Boston ("Third Base") that currently resides in Boston. He produced a documentary that included my brother's song Tessie.
I am an avid 19th century baseball researcher, statistician and computer game designer. I am also an avid professional hockey, basketball and football researcher, statistician and computer game designer. I have been told that I have a photographic memory, but I can't remember who said it.
Shooting the breeze with Paul Jones, Mark Quigley and Peter Nash, formerly of the rap group "3rd Bass" (like me, a member of SABR). This photo was taken in 2005 at Pete's "Third Base" turn-of-the-century replica bar in Cooperstown, NY. It was later moved to McGreevy's Pub in Boston.
Presenting an autographed football to Peter Nash that features signatures of players from all six of the New England Patriots' Super Bowls
Pete Rose is not in Baseball's Hall of Fame, but the bat he used to break Ty Cobb's all-time hit total of 4,191 sure as hell is.
With my brother Jeff holding Hall of Fame outfielder Ted Williams' bat that he used to hit .406 in 1941.
The booth at Memorial Field in Randloph, Massachusetts where I spent 17 years as an announcer for the Randolph Oilers of the Eastern Football League.
A contrived smile for what I thought would be my final game (after 17 seasons) in the Eastern Football League for the Randolph Oilers. I later came out of retirement for one game for the expansion team Bridgewater Gladiators' inaugural game.
In the booth at Bridgewater-Raynham High School prior to the inaugural game for the Bridgewater Gladiators of the Eastern Football League. I had retired from the EFL in 2006, but came out for this one special game in 2009.
Big Hair, Bad Attitude - just prior to kick-off of an Eastern Football League game in Marlboro, Mass. in 1991.
The program for the three Thursday nights in October of 1996 when I called over 60 professional boxing matches. Someone told me that it is probably a Guiness World Record. I'm not sure, but Micky Ward and Peter McNeeley were on that fight card.
ESTIMATED GAMES BROADCASTED (pro and amateur): 3300
BUSIEST DAY: June 9, 1995 - I gave a lecture in the morning, announced a New England Patriot's alumni softball game in the afternoon and went on stage in a lead role ("Run For Your Wife") that evening. I have also called four hockey games within 48 hours and three football games within 24 hours. With the Harlem Rockets we played three games on three South Atlantic islands in one day. In all of the events that I've broadcasted, I've served as producer and statistician. Many times reporters request my statistics as the official game record. On September 14th-16th, 2001 I announced five Harlem Rockets basketball games in 4 states in 48 hours. On September 21st-23rd, 2001 I announced a football, basketball, hockey and softball game within 48 hours. On April 21st, 2007, I had a lecture on the Great Brant Rock Fire in Marshfield, MA at 2:00 PM, I announced a New England Patriots' Celebrity Basketball game in Fiskedale, MA at 7:30 and went on the air with Spooky Southcoast Radio from Dover Massachusetts at 10:00 PM. One more - on Saturday, February 15th, 1986, I announced three separate high school hockey games at three separate arenas for three separate local cable access television productions in Massachusetts: 1:00 face-off at Ryan Arena in Watertown, 5:00 face-off at West Suburban Arena in Natick and 8:00 face-off at Babson Arena in Wellesley.
TODAY: I work as the Boston Bruins Alumni hockey public address announcer and as a public address announcer for the New England Patriots Alumni basketball, flag football and softball games. I also work with other alumni of other pro organizations (MLB, NHL, NFL and NBA alumni, U.S. Olympians) as their public address announcer for hockey, football, basketball, comedy basketball, baseball and softball events. I currently work as an itinerant public address announcer for the Court Jesters Comedy Basketball team. Comedy basketball has allowed me to travel extensively. With the Harlem Rockets, Court Jesters and Harlem Hoopsters, I have travelled all over America, the Middle East and the Carribean including Kuwait, Curacao, Seba, St. Martin and St. Eustatius. At ball games I coordinate the introduction of the event, broadcast the game, keep statistics, run the scoreboard and play music and organ blasts to give it the "pro ballgame" effect. My apologies if it sounds arrogant and please excuse my frankness, but I truly believe that I've no peers in this industry. I am the best at what I do. I have worked at my craft very hard and travelled hundreds of thousands of miles to games around the globe and worked at my craft. I invented "show hockey" announcing, culled from my extensive training as a comedy basketball and show basketball announcer. I would be a great match for the N.B.A., N.F.L., M.L.B. or N.H.L. given my ability to manipulate my vocal inflection, annunciation, resonance, timbre and cadence.