Mike Collins spent 38 years as one of South Bend’s most trusted broadcast journalists. He began anchoring in 1967 and at various times was also a producer, writer, reporter,commentator and news director. For the last 30 years he has been the public address announcer at Notre Dame Stadium, The Voice of Notre Dame Football. As an anchor he developed a style of talking WITH the news viewers not AT the viewers. His love of animals, rock and roll, baseball, cooking and politics was evident in his everyday relationship with the audience. This column is a way of connecting with people who love life and all of those things that make life worth living.