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PostSubject: Sportscaster Jim McKay passes   Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:49 am

TV icon Jim McKay dies
June 8, 2008

Jim McKay, the venerable and eloquent sportscaster thrust into the role of telling Americans about the tragedy at the 1972 Munich Olympics, has died. He was 86.


McKay died Saturday of natural causes at his farm in Monkton, Md.

He was the host of ABC's influential "Wide World of Sports" for more than 40 years, starting in 1961.

McKay -- understated, dignified and with a clear eye for detail -- also covered 12 Olympics, but none more memorably than the Summer Games in Munich, Germany. He was the anchor when events turned grim with the news that Palestinian terrorists kidnapped 11 Israeli athletes. It was left to McKay to tell Americans when a commando raid to rescue the athletes ended in tragedy. "They're all gone," McKay said. The terse, haunting comment was replayed many times.
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PostSubject: Re: Sportscaster Jim McKay passes   Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:43 am

I liked McKay. Sorry to see him go! Wish we had more like him today!


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PostSubject: Re: Sportscaster Jim McKay passes   Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:08 am

I moved this to breaking news, because it's sorta breaking news.

This is sad. My dad always watched "Wide World of Sports."


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PostSubject: Re: Sportscaster Jim McKay passes   Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:25 am

That's sad Sad R.I.P.
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PostSubject: Re: Sportscaster Jim McKay passes   Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:42 pm

Halloween RIP
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PostSubject: Re: Sportscaster Jim McKay passes   Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:49 am

They had a tribute to McKay on ESPN Classic Sports


Wish ABC bring back those yellow blazers announcers wore
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PostSubject: Re: Sportscaster Jim McKay passes   Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:50 am

I liked it better when ABC broadcasted the Olympics
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PostSubject: Re: Sportscaster Jim McKay passes   Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:51 am

It seems NBC has the current broadcast rights to the end of time.




CBC Canada's coverage is much better
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