Saturday, June 07, 2008

The GREAT Jim McKay has left the building

Let us pause for a moment and reflect on the greatness that was Jim McKay, who died today of natural causes at age 86.

How best do we remember him? As the voice who solemnly intoned, "The thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat," during the legendary open of Wide World of Sports? Or as the first (but, sadly, not the last) sports anchor thrown into the role of conveyor of the worst possible news when he told us, "They're all gone," at the Munich Games of 1972?

Jim McKay was a giant. He contributed. He will be missed.

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