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Touching so-long from Keith Olbermann to his mom

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Simon_Cowbell, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member


    Watching the film of her taking her young son to Yankee Stadium started my waterworks.
  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member


    That was incredible.
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Awesome. KO didn't even quaver once.

    And his mom sounds like 80 years of fun.
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I've taken shots at Olbermann for making the show too much about him - so I was really amazed at the restraint and eloquence he showed in the segment on his mom. Pretty clear who he took after. His mom was a piece of work. RIP Marie. And a class move by those at Fox Sports for allowing Olbermann to use the segment.
  5. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    That gave me goose-bumps. Thanks for the link, Simon.

    RIP, Marie Olbermann.
  6. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    I was finally done in at the end when he said "And... by me."
  7. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Olbermann is a great writer. Always has been.

    I really enjoyed that.
  8. AgatePage

    AgatePage Active Member

    sometimes the moments at the ends of the scale -- tragic, euphoric, joyous, desperate -- bring out the best in us. This is one of those moments.
  9. Very nice job by KO. And, as Dan said, damned classy of David Hill to let him use the clip, and classy of KO to thank him by name. Hill's the best, btw.
    Slightly off topic, but I'm always amazed by those families of my era that used the old super 8 to film everything. Here's Ko and Mom going into the stadium. My family was so not like that. Too bad, really.
    Mom was a tough interview, too. I liked that.
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Good stuff, there.
  11. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    Great stuff... RIP Marie and my thoughts and prayers to Keith and his family.
  12. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Outstanding piece and yet another reason why I always record Countdown. It's for the segments like this.

    RIP Marie. Hope they have baseball games in heaven.
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