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RIP Vaughn McClure

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Forty-eight. Holy shit.

    Vaughn McClure, a member of ESPN's NFL coverage team since 2013, died this week at his home near Atlanta. He was 48.

    McClure joined ESPN to cover the NFL, and he settled in on the Atlanta Falconsbeat as part of NFL Nation. He covered the team during its run to Super Bowl LI in 2017. He contributed to ESPN's television and radio coverage of the Falcons and the NFL as well.

    "We all loved Vaughn," said John Pluym, senior deputy editor for digital NFL coverage at ESPN. "He had a heart of gold. He was so helpful to our reporters. In the last few hours, we've heard so many stories about how Vaughn had helped them with a story or how he put in a good word for them with a coach or player."​

    McClure, ESPN Falcons reporter, dies at 48

    McClure previously worked at the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times, Fresno Bee, South Bend Tribune and DeKalb Daily Chronicle.
  2. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Wow. He was all over Arthur Blank's housecleaning of the Falcons last weekend. Do we know cause of death?
  3. adcs2

    adcs2 Member

    His heart stopped beating.
  4. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    Damn. RIP. So much life ahead of him. Prayers for his family.
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  5. Jerry-atric

    Jerry-atric Well-Known Member

    I have seen it reported that Mr. McClure passed from
    a heart attack.
  6. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    On Twitter, John Branch has a very nice tribute to Vaughn.

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  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    I'm continually blown away over how much talent rolled through the Fresno Bee from the early 90s through today. Carzano. Katz. Woj. Branch. McClure. And one of McClure's successors on the basketball beat left the paper to become PTI's "stat boy."
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  8. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Didn't know him, but he sounds like a great guy, gone too soon. May his memory be a blessing.
  9. MeanGreenATO

    MeanGreenATO Active Member

    Worked with Vaughn briefly and he was great. Worked to set up a 1-on-1 with our starting QB and always hyped you up. A stunning loss.
  10. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    RIP, young man -- emphasis on "young." Dammit, that adds to the hurt.
  11. Jerry-atric

    Jerry-atric Well-Known Member

    I am trying to understand why this “wisecrack” has been permitted to stay on this “board”?

    It is very insensitive.
  12. BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo

    BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo Well-Known Member

    This would be awful at anytime, but it's compounded reading about how much loss he and his family had already endured. RIP.
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