Sunday, June 8, 2008

Another childhood icon lost

To me, Jim McKay WAS the Olympics. For as long as I can remember, I was glued to the TV whenever the Olympics and Jim McKay were on. And my parents didn't mind; they figured that the Olympics only came around once every four years, so what harm could it do? When the Olympic broadcasts moved to NBC, it just wasn't the same without Jim McKay.

He was also the Wide World of Sports, a program that my father never failed to miss. Many a Saturday afternoon was spent watching this program with dear old dad.

And now, a farewell article to Jim McKay, courtesy of Sports Illustrated online.

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