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Curt Gowdy, RIP

By on 2.20.06 | 6:15PM

Just heard of the passing of Curt Gowdy, sportscaster extraordinaire. He was in his 80s.

Gowdy was everything a sportscaster should be: well-informed, well-spoken and excited about what he was doing. From Gowdy, you got the sports news straight. He wasn't one to preen or to make the story all about him. It wasn't at all about Curt, but about the sports he loved. From the old "American Sportsman" series (I remember one episode in which he took former Texas guv John Connally to Africa on an elephant hunt) to every imaginable kind of athletic competition, Gowdy's clear, crisp voice was always a pleasure.

RIP, Curt. Sorry I never got to hunt with you.

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