George Michael: Loss of a Legend

Posted: 9th January 2010 by Kevin Burke in NFL
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The sports world lost a significant member on Christmas Eve, with the passing of George Michael at the age of 70. Not many my age truly understand the impact Michael left on sports broadcasting. HisáSports Machine was hitting its stride in the 1990s, but as a kid, I didn't quite realize the importance Michael hadùnot just on DC sports, but also sports on a national level. Michael started hisáSports Machine in 1980 as a 30-minute highlight show titledáGeorge Michael's Sports Final , which focused primarily on recapping the local teams. á After four fairly successful years, the NBC major markets picked upáSports Final and the title was changed toáThe George Michael Sports Machine . á With the national syndication, Michael started to use ...

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