Saturday, June 7, 2008

Jim McKay passed away

Sportscaster Jim McKay died today.

I'm not a big sports fan, but I did see a lot of Wild World of Sports growing up. There wasn't much else to watch back then; no cable TV in my area. Besides, the intro with the ski jumper wiping out always caught my attention.

I got to be Jim KcKay. Well, actually I was Jim McShay. In grade school we did a parody of Wild World of Sports and I got to be Jim. It was fun and terrifying all in one. I had to sit out on the front of the stage the whole time and announce what was going to happen. We even had a fake technical glitch. The parents seemed to like that part; unless they were laughing to be nice. It makes me feel old talking about that.

Anyway, it is sad to see him go.

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