On this back to work Monday, we have a few more tributes for Jim McKay who died Saturday in Maryland.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand writes that McKay spanned several eras in his career.
Newsday’s Neil Best is amazed that in this day and age, no one has said a bad word about McKay.
Leonard Shapiro of the Washington Post says we have lost a true professional in McKay.
Jim Williams who worked with McKay as an ABC production assistant writes in the DC/Baltimore Examiner that Jim was probably the classiest person he’s ever worked with.
Dan Fleschner of NBC’s Today show writes in the allDay blog at MSNBC.com an appreciation of McKay.
I don’t know who wrote this story in the Joplin (MO) Globe, but this is a first person account of a reporter who interviewed McKay shortly after the Munich Olympic Games in 1972.
Andrew Wagner writes in the OnMilwaukee.com site that McKay was an inspiration to many.
Troy Johnson writes in the Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer says Jim McKay was one-of-a-kind.
Over to the Olympics, Chris Pursell of TV Week, back from a trip Down Under, writes that ESPN and Fox are expected to be in the bidding for the 2014 Winter and 2016 Summer Olympic Games, joining incumbent NBC.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, writing for Pro Football Weekly says despite paying over half a million dollars less than ESPN for the NFL, NBC has the better primetime schedule.
The lovely Toni Fitzgerald of the Carlisle (PA) Sentinel wonders if the NHL is making a TV comeback.
And Toni writes in Media Life Magazine that ABC has a big ratings winner in the NBA Finals.
Ed DeRosa of the Thoroughbred Times says while Saturday’s Belmont Stakes was a ratings winner for ABC, the overnights do not compare to 2004 when Smarty Jones unsuccessfully went for the Triple Crown.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says ESPN is trying to skew the Belmont ratings in its favor.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says ESPN/ABC avoided the steroids issue at the Belmont.
Mike Mulhern of the Winston-Salem (NC) Journal says network executives could not be happier over the ratings for NASCAR.
That’s going to do it for now.