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Saturday, June 07, 2008

ABC Sports Commenter Jim McKay Passes Away

He was great with ABC's Wide World of Sports. But most definitively, I recall his best reporting during the crises at the 1972 Olympics, in which nine Israeli athletes were taken hostage, and murdered. He was on the air for 16 hours during that time in Munich. He also loved the Triple Crown, which seems fitting he went out today.

RIP, Jim McKay.

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  • Definitely one of these voices from that time that sticks in my head as more or less the iconic voice of the serious sportscaster before it became purely entertainment.

    By Blogger Chancelucky, at 4:20 PM  

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