Jim McKay Has Passed Away

BillD1984

BillD1984

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When I think of the Olympic Games and Wide World of Sports, the first person I think of is Jim McKay. R.I.P. Jim......you are a true sports on TV legend.
 
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truly sad news. jim and the tragedy at the munich olympics is what i always remember. the man was pure class the way he handled the events that unfolded.

i can also remember the very first wide world of sports.....i think it was the summer of 1962 because we had just moved to syracuse, ny and were staying in a motel while our home was being built.

jim will be missed very, very much :(
 
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He was a fixture on Saturday & Sunday afternoons in our household on the ABC Wide World of Sports.He was one of the "Best of the Best".He will be missed.
 
BillD1984

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Once upon a time, ABC had the likes of Jim McKay and Chris Schenkel. Jim and Chris are now in that great broadcast booth in the sky..................and now we have ESPN/ABC and are stuck with the likes of Chris Berman and Stuart Scott. We've come a long way baby. Not!!! :mad:
 
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A true great in sports broadcasting.

"The thrill of victory... and the agony of defeat!"

He'll never be forgottten.

I have a 'Wide World of Sports' DVD, so I'll always have the memories.
 
Paul Wozniak

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A true great in sports broadcasting.

"The thrill of victory... and the agony of defeat!"

He'll never be forgottten.

I have a 'Wide World of Sports' DVD, so I'll always have the memories.

I loved "Wide World of Sports" when I was a kid. The Munich Olympics was his finest moment in sports broadcasting. He brought humanity to a tragic event.
 
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I loved "Wide World of Sports" when I was a kid. The Munich Olympics was his finest moment in sports broadcasting. He brought humanity to a tragic event.

wide world of sports dvd? what's the exact title, i would love to order. saturday wasn't saturday without jim.
 
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