Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sportscaster George Michael dies at 70

As you may know I grew up in DC. So George Michael's long running Redskin Report was a staple in our sport-loving home.

He worked at Washington's WRC-TV for 28 years until his resignation in 2008. He was criticized during his career for getting too close to the subjects he covered like wearing Redskins paraphernalia while covering the Super Bowl during the 1982 season and sitting on the team's float during the victory parade. For Redskin fans like us it only made him more endearing.

Michael died from complications of chronic lymphocytic leukemia at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Here are some George Michael memories. Perhaps you'll see why he will be missed.

Ric Flare takes on George Michael

Wayne Gretzky with George Michael

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