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Ron Reid RIP

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Stone Cane, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. Stone Cane

    Stone Cane Member

    Ron Reid, long-time sports writer with the Philadelphia Inquirer, died over the weekend.

    Rondo retired five years ago, maybe six, after covering the Eagles and international track and field forever. One of the loudest, funniest guys to grace a press box.

    A good man. He'll be missed.
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Covered many a track meet with Ron... a great, fun guy.

  3. jimmymcd

    jimmymcd Guest

    Oh man, Ron was one of the all-time great guys in the press box. Funny beyond belief. Sad, sad, sad. And on the Penn Relays weekend. Damn.
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Fuck. Great, great, great guy.
    Rumor is he had EVERY phone number. All of them. For anyone.
    Had he been sick?

    RIP Ron.
  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Terrible news. Ron was one of the redeeming factors of covering the Boston Marathon.
  6. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    He wrote some great stuff. I didn't know him, but I certainly enjoyed reading him.

  7. http://www.philly.com/inquirer/sports/20070501_Ron_Reid__sportswriter__dies.html
  8. very, very sad

    probably the funniest guy I've ever had the pleasure to sit next to in a press box. his one-liners on deadline were always devastatingly funny

    a real pro and wonderful guy

    RIP, Ron
  9. Stone Cane

    Stone Cane Member

    those in the philly area who are interested in paying their respects:

    REID, Joseph (Ron), Of East Windsor. Calling hours: 6-9 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the Huber-Moore Funeral Home, 517 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown. Funeral services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
  10. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    don't know him.

    don't recall reading him.

    but i just read that obit and it's clear the journalism world lost a a great one
  11. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    A paper I was on tried to recruit him years ago, wanted him real bad. He interviewed and later said no. The SE usually had a "plenty of other fish in the sea" attitude when someone said no, but he wanted Reid bad. I just met him briefly, seemed like a cool guy.
  12. GuessWho

    GuessWho Active Member

    First met him at a football game in 1977 when he was with SI. Like spnited, covered a ton of track meets with him over the 30 years since then. A very good, funny man, the ultimate pro. RIP.
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