R.I.P. Jim McKay (1921 – 2008)

Sad news this morning as longtime ABC announcer Jim McKay passed away at age 86.

Growing up McKay’s voice meant 2 things to me – Wide World of Sports (who will ever forget “The thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat”), and the Olympics. McKay covered a dozen Olympic games, including the winter games of 2002 when ABC “leant” him to NBC for their coverage (one of the cooler things done on TV in the last decade).