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RIP Michael Rubenstein

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by albert77, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Just learned that Michael Rubenstein, founder and executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and former sports director at WLBT-TV in Jackson, passed away last night. He was 60. He'd been in poor health for several months, but it was still something of a surprise.

    He was one of the true gentlemen in the sports world, and he will be missed. BTW, if you are ever passing through Jackson and have a couple of hours to kill, a tour of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame is well worth your time. It's right off I-55 on Lakeland Drive.
  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Great guy. Will be missed.
  3. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Michael did well as a TV anchor/reporter and was a good choice later to head up the fledgling, but instantly successful, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.
    He and Margaret Ferriss, the daughter of Red Sox legend Dave "Boo" Ferriss, have always run the museum well and they count on other paid and voluntary help to chronicle the state's legends.
    Michael was a contact for the various annual collegiate MVP awards around the state as well as prep stuff once the media portion of championship week was moved to the Hall. He was on-site for most all of Steve McNair's rise to sports prominence in our state and has been a mainstay for many media people whenever they've had business that ran through Jackson.

    RIP Michael
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