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by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

Veteran commentator Dennis Cometti has announced that 2016 will be his final year behind the microphone. Cometti, 66, has been at it for 43 years and said he was tired of traveling. He reckons he has spent six years of his life in hotels.

Cometti was a talented footballer who played 40 games for West Perth in the WAFL but injuries wrecked hopes of a then VFL career in 1971. He then turned to commentary, joining the ABC where he called cricket for 13 years. He crossed to the Seven Network in 1986 as chief caller. He was with the Nine Network during 2002-2006 when they acquired the rights to the football. 

Cometti is known for his witticisms such as "centimeter perfect" and "gun barrel straight".

Source: afl.com.au

Article last changed on Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 11:25 AM EST


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