Thursday, December 15, 2016


(July 12, 2016 - Source: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America)
Quick and very sad note.  Craig Sager has passed.  He was 65.

Yahoo Sports writes: "Craig Sager, the legendary sideline reporter and NBA announcer whose years-long battle with acute myeloid leukemia inspired countless fans and basketball lovers, died Thursday. He was 65. 

(June 15, 2016 - Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America)
'Craig Sager was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than three decades and he has been a true inspiration to us all,' Turner President David Levy wrote in a network statement. 'There will never be another Craig Sager. His incredible talent, tireless work ethic and commitment to his craft took him all over the world covering sports..."

(Oct. 10, 2013 - Source: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images North America)
We here at Bleeding Yankee Blue have had our own fun with Sager over the years, always commenting on his loud outfits, and sometimes silly commentary, but ultimately, we loved the man because he was truly a genius out there. (Read WHAT'S CRAIG SAGER WEARING? ALCS GAME 3 for a solid example.) He did plenty a post season game for TBS and were front and center here at BYB trying to match his outfits, poke alittle fun and compliment when needed.

It's a sad day for the NBA, but it is definitely a sad day for us here at BYB as well.  We admired him.  He appreciated him... and when he wasn't part of the baseball post season, I researched why and found out that he was battling cancer.  At that point, the silly jabs didn't mean anything any more. It was about a man trying to get well so he could enjoy life again.  He didn't and I feel so terrible for his family right now.  Sager was a great man, full of life, extremely bright... both in his mind, and his wardrobe. In short.... he sucked us in, and he will be deeply missed.

(Oct. 24, 2016 - Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America)

Rest in Peace old friend. Rest in peace.


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