Saturday, June 07, 2008

A Broadcasting Legend Passes

I was saddened to hear the news of Jim McKay's passing today. As a sports broadcaster myself, I feel he's one of the few that I'd tell an up-and-comer to strive to be like - he always seemed to have the right words at the right time, but he never tried too hard to have them at the ready...he just told it like it was. He let the sports do the talking, not his ego. He told not just the bad stories, but the good and inspirational ones too. And off the air, he was as good a man (from the stories I'm reading) as there was. It's no coincidence the greatest of today (Costas and Michaels) called him a mentor and friend.

May Jim rest in peace.

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