Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Sacramento is the new Belgium

New best poem ever?

Dangerous Acquaintances

Would you rather
I turned my ass
to you?3
Well, say so,
don't stand there
holding a mirror.

3 Yes.

Courtesy La D. Now back to our regularly scheduled Sonny Liston and foie gras coverage.

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Vive le Roi

In incredibly sad news, Bill King died today. It is probably impossible for those of you in more benighted radio markets to imagine what a funny, warm, literate sports announcer sounds like. You will read words like "legend" and "renaissance man" and they are not the typical self-important sports bullshit. Just to give you an idea:
Those wishing to make donations in memory of King may do so through the Smuin Ballet or the Marin Agricultural Land Trust.

I'll never forget an interminable rain delay in Colorado some years ago (King hated both delays and interleague) during which he discoursed learnedly on a surreal number of topics, from the Isabella Stewart Gardener museum to the stars of the 1930s. At least once a game, you thought "did he really just say that?"

2 Comments:

Blogger la depressionada said...

do you know that phil ochs song? have you ever read the sweet science? i used to be a big boxing fan, but who wouldn't be growing up with, imv, one of the greatest american patriots -- muhammad ali. and speaking of elegant sportscasters -- howard cossell was. educated and erudite. he really was.

Wed Oct 19, 02:28:00 PM GMT  
Blogger sac said...

Bill King, yep, best voice ever. Sad to hear about his death. Listened to Warriors games with my dad back in the 70s and 80s.

Hey, I hear you'll be in NY later this year. My advice: start training now. I'm not kidding.

Wed Oct 19, 03:53:00 PM GMT  

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