February 20, 2006

American Sportsman.

Sportscaster Curt Gowdy Dies

He was a giant--as a kid, there was no show on television I enjoyed more than American Sportsman. I can still remember him fighting those marlins, and hunting with Bear Bryant and Phil Harris. It was a show where adults acted like adults, but still seemed to be having enormous fun doing it. As opposed to most of what you see nowadays, which is adults acting like children, and not enjoying it very much.

He was a good one, and he left some great work behind.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at February 20, 2006 02:32 PM

Comments on the passing of Mr. Curt Gowdy
What a Great American he was! When I was a kid down in Myrtle Beach SC we used to gather around on cold Sunday winter afternoons and watch him fish with Gifford or shoot birds with some of the NY Yankee's. I think he really started the outdoor show craze as it is very popular today.There was something about him..his voice....his demeanor.....you could tell he was born to do what he did. My love of the outdoors is due in great part to his show.
It saddens me greatly that some of our elected officials see the need to ban guns...hunting....and this peta thing...just irks the crap out of me , all the while TV shows that are popular now include crime scene tape and forensic toxocology. How did we get so screwed up? I can only hope that more Americans can enjoy our outdoor heritage with the distinction and class shown by Mr. Gowdy

With warmest personal regards ,

Tim H. Chestnut


Posted by: Tim H. Chestnut at March 5, 2006 08:59 AM