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Wed Aug 10, 2016, 07:40 PM

ESPNs John Saunders is dead at 61

http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/17263104/john-saunders-long-familiar-air-face-espn-nearly-30-years-died-age-61
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Saunders hosted studio and play-by-play programming. He covered college football, basketball and the NHL for the network, in addition to anchoring SportsCenter. He was also host of The Sports Reporters.

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Saunders made it look easy, as broadcaster and friend

It should've been a hard thing for John Saunders to follow Dick Schaap as host of The Sports Reporters. It became one more thing that Saunders made look extraordinarily easy, Mike Lupica writes.

The death of ESPN broadcaster John Saunders, announced Wednesday, prompted an outpouring of grief on Twitter.

"This tragic news brings us unspeakable sorrow," Saunders' family said in a statement. "John was the patriarch of our family, and we can't believe he is gone. We are sincerely touched by the outpouring of support and sadness, which is a reflection of the character and integrity that defined him.

"While we don't yet have all the specifics, John wasn't feeling well physically in recent days and sadly, he was unresponsive earlier this morning. We appreciate all of the thoughts and prayers for our cherished father, husband, brother and uncle."

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malaise Aug 2016 OP
TheDonnasRule Aug 2016 #1
malaise Aug 2016 #2
Blecht Aug 2016 #3
LisaM Aug 2016 #5
underpants Aug 2016 #4
mikeargo Aug 2016 #6

Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2016, 07:51 PM

1. NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 

He was one of my favorite announcers

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Response to TheDonnasRule (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 10, 2016, 07:52 PM

2. Looks like it was quite unexpected

I liked him

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2016, 07:57 PM

3. And Chris Berman lives on

Live is definitely not fair.

RIP John. You were a good man.

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Response to Blecht (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 10, 2016, 08:03 PM

5. I don't wish Chris Berman dead, but......

seeing footage of John Saunders (whom I really liked) with Bobby Knight, Dick Vitale, and yes, Chris Berman, is strange - he should have outlived all of them.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2016, 08:03 PM

4. Good reporter

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2016, 08:27 PM

6. One of my favorites

He made it look easy
RIP, Mr. Saunders

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