Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas and Thanks George Michael Sports Legend

Merry Christmas and thanks to George Michael, Washington DC's Sports Announcer at the local NBC affiliate for a lifetime of providing the best sports shows in memory.  As Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon said, "George was ESPN before there was an ESPN."   George was a legend and an institution in the DC area.  George passed away yesterday after a two year fight with cancer.  Michael Wilbon wrote a great article on George Michael.

After Glenn Brenner passed away in 1992, there was only one sports announcer in the DC area and that was George Michael.  Glenn Brenner had one of my favorite lines of all time when talking about Mookie Wilson, Brenner looked at his new anchor and said, "Mookie Wilson?, Does anyone really believe Wilson is is real last name?"

There will never be another George Michael....