By Bobby ChangBefore ESPN was much of a name, there was George Michael, whose WRC show was often syndicated (and it aired locally after the 11 PM news on Sunday nights). The Sports Machine was well-regarded in the days before ESPN.
George Michael was one of those sports anchormen who meant something in those days. His loss in the battle with cancer ends another part of the pre-ESPN era of sports, way before the bombastic and wrestling gimmick-style reporting that ESPN has made and degrated sport.
And now George Michael has signed off for the last time.