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George Michael Sports Machine Dead

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Pancamo, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member


  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Holy crap! RIP to one of the best. Always loved George.
  3. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Guess he had to go, go.

    [/heading to hell]
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    He was good in "George Michael's Sports Machine".
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    First heard George as a DJ at WFIL-AM in Philly when I was in college in the late 60s. He later flopped as the successor to Cousin Brucie (Morrow) at WABC-AM in New York before turning to sports and becoming a TV sports legend.
    RIP to one of the great voices of all-time.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    My George Michael rankings:

    1) singer
    2) Sports Machine
    3) Arrested Development character
  7. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Holy fuck that's funny.
  8. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Sunday Nights at 1130 pm around here will never be the same.
  9. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    That's too bad.

    I got one of the nicest "letters" of my career from George Michael two years ago when he "was retired" from WRC-TV in Washington D.C. I sent him a congratulatory e-mail on his decades of work plus his Sports Machine (in the early 1980s, it really was a trendsetter for local TV sports highlights shows).

    He mailed me a well-crafted, two-page, single-spaced note talking about the current state of TV sports, a couple funny stories about how the Machine itself came to be and what his plans were after this.

    RIP, Mr. Michael.
  10. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    George Michael was one of the voices of my growing up years. I can remember many a night when I'd watch him doing the sportscast, then George Michael's Sports Machine. He was definitely an institution.

    RIP George.
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    A staple at college in the pre-cable days. RIP.
  12. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

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