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'Hat guy' Mike Celizic has cancer

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by inthesuburbs, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. inthesuburbs

    inthesuburbs Member

    Best of luck to Mike.

  2. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Never met him, but I've long admired his ability to write humor.
  3. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    damn. prayers out to mike, a talented writer and more importantly a good guy. :( :( :(
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    This is the worst news I've heard today.

    All the best to Mike.
  5. I grew up reading Mike and Bill Pennington every morning in The Record. They had as much influence on me in my early years as anyone, from a sports writing perspective.

    (How's that for a solid 1-2 columnist punch, by the way?)

    Sorry to hear about Mike's condition, and I'll be sending good thoughts his way.
  6. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Mike is one of the top guys I met in the business. We shared a lot of good laughs and bad deadlines at many, many sports events.
    If anyone here knows how to send him a message, please PM me.
    If not, I hope Mike will visit the site, because I want to say how much I'm pulling for him.
  7. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    It's a damn good one. Read them all the time growing up in Bergen County, and that paper played a big role in sparking my interest in this profession. (On second thought, maybe that wasn't such a good thing).
  8. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    imdeed. while the n.y. tabs were going at it in the '80s and '90s, the record and star-ledger were right there with them covering sports. always an excellent section, both of 'em.
  9. mike celizic

    mike celizic New Member

    It took me three days to sign in here, but it was worth it to be able to thank you all for the kind words and good thoughts. I really appreciate it.
    Stay tuned to MSNBC.com or Todayshow.com for updates on this big adventure.

    Mike Celizic
  10. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    great to hear from you, mike. please do your best to keep us posted. :) :) :)
  11. mike celizic

    mike celizic New Member

    BTW: My email is - and this will be a surprise - elsombrero@hotmail.com.

    Michael Gee: I expect to hear from you.
  12. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    awesome! 8) :D ;)
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