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RIP Jim Huber

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Birdscribe, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    From a friend of mine who works for PGA.com in Atlanta.

    Details still pending, but apparently, Jim went to the hospital over the weekend because he wasn't feeling well. He passed today.

    RIP to one of the most brilliant, nuanced, elegant broadcasters on any network. I had the privilege of meeting Jim at one of the PGAs I worked. A nice, nice man who oozed class.

    He emceed the annual Champions Dinner at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf and did it with style, intelligence and understated class. This is a huge loss for his family and a huge loss for golf AND sports fans.
  2. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    RIP, always enjoyed listening to him on golf broadcasts.
  3. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    This is so sad to hear. Huber was one of the good guys. I remember watching him, Nick Charles, Hickman, and the Sports Tonight crew on CNN back in the 80's.

    I am heartbroken right now. First Nick and now Jim.
  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Fred Hickman has got to be getting nervous, what with the passings of Huber and Nick Charles among his former CNN sports cohorts.
  5. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    I loved his voice. Makes me sad I won't hear it again.

    Good essay here on Phil Jackson when the Zen Master retired.

  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Terrible loss. Loved him on Sports Tonight with Nick Charles, and he was great on golf, of course.

  7. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    The statement from TNT.

  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Apparently he woke up on Christmas with a cough, went to the hospital, was diagnosed with acute leukemia on Wednesday and died today. Damn.
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Sadly, he probably had symptoms before and ignored them. I don't think you just come down with leukemia one day.
  10. Sammi

    Sammi Member

    A gifted storyteller with a lyrical style... his stories "sang." And echoing others, he was a true gentleman. Our industry got a little (more) dumbed down today.

    RIP Jim.
  11. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    Huber did great reports and was one of golf's voices. RIP.
  12. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    Echoing all of the sentiments for what a great broadcaster and story teller he was on air.

    RIP Jim; my thoughts with his family.
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