1978 Video Features Jon Miller’s Hair … System?

Never one to get stuck on one sport, ESPN broadcaster Jon Miller has weaved a long, lustrous career in a variety of broadcast capacities.

Jon Miller wearing a wig to call 1978 NASL soccer game video

(Miller also closet wildlife conservationist?)

From the video posted below, I myself learned today that Miller called NASL pro soccer matches in 1978.

Jon Miller wearing a wig to call 1978 NASL soccer game video

This particular telecast featured Miller on the call for a match (or as Miller called it, “ballgame”) between the Los Angeles Aztecs and San Jose Earthquakes at Spartan Stadium in San Jose.

Jon Miller wearing a wig to call 1978 NASL soccer game video

Watching the entire video, it’s astonishing to see how much Miller was able to cover that afternoon. (Scroll to 3:30 in the video.)


Perhaps to soccer fans Miller didn’t pull off the broadcast, but to the casual fan it’s that kind of versatility that has long placed the Miller atop his field.