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RIP Jim Simpson

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by hondo, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    You sure that wasn't Jim McKay?
  3. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Yep. when you're right you're right.
  4. Liut

    Liut Active Member

    I'm old enough to remember his later NBC work. My understanding is the NFL Network's edited telecast Friday of the first Super Bowl will have the audio of Mr. Simpson's NBC Radio Network play-by-play as the soundtrack.

    Vitale told a good story in his first book. Dickie was just breaking in at ESPN and on one of the early telecasts, he was paired with Simpson. Vitale was talking so much, and at the wrong times, he ordered Vitale's microphone muted for a period of time to teach him a lesson.

    I remember the man as really smooth. RIP.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
  5. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Liut likes this.
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