Thursday, December 24, 2009

George Michael (1939-2009)

No, it's not the singer, but rather the sportscaster who hosted the long running George Michael Sports Machine, which ended with Michael's retirement 2 years ago. Michael was one of the few sports reporters who actually treated professional wrestling with more respect, as if it really was a legitimate sport, putting it on equal footing with football (ironic, since a number of grapplers had transitioned to the ring from the gridiron), basketball, & baseball. Michael passed away earlier today at 70 after a lengthy illness.

Television has lost a true gentleman and a friend to fans everywhere. Rest in peace.

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