Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Heywood Hale Broun

How many of you remember Heywood Hale Broun? I was watching last night ESPN's Sports Century about Secretariat and seen a clip of Hale talking about Jack Niclkaus talking about the Bellmont and the race with Secretariat. It made me think about how Hale and how much he was an icon in sports history.  

Broun, Heywood Hale - March 10, 1918 - September 5, 2001
Heywood Hale Broun, CBS Sports Commentator March 10, 1918 - September 5, 2001 Heywood Hale Broun, the television commentator and writer who cast an irreverent eye on the world of sports with a flair reflecting yet another career as an actor, died September 5, 2001 at Kingston Hospital in Kingston, NY. He was 83. Broun, who had a particular fondness for horse racing and its many colorful characters, broke his hip last spring while at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, KY, and he later had pneumonia.
Just wondering how many of you young whipper snappers remember or know about an icon in sports history. I was surprised he lived till 2001. 
Always will remember you Hale.

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