Posts Tagged ‘george michael’

Nick Charles, the Guy Who Made Room for George Michael, Is Dying

Sports Illustrated has a brutal and wonderful story about former D.C. sportscaster Nick Charles, who was diagnosed with bladder cancer in August 2009 and, according to the piece, "will die soon."
Among the story's many fine passages is this one, about Charles's recent experiences with well-wishers:
He gets e-mails and phone calls from friends. Two weeks ago Mike [...]

Glenn Brenner Should Never Come After George Michael!

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We the people love lists. Leonard Shapiro now gives us his Top 10 D.C. sportscasters over at
Shapiro's been around, so the sampling skews creaky. But I'm also creaky, and agree with most of the choices.
Most. Yet I wouldn't be able to sleep if [...]

Brett Haber Honors Glenn Brenner and the Good Old Days of DC Sportscasting

The biggest sports story in town last week wasn't a win or a loss or a trade or an owner's gaffe. It was a memorial service. George Michael's.
The goodbye to the longtime WRC-4 sportscaster also served as a memorial to an era where local news operations were a much bigger deal than today. So even [...]

Morning Roundup: The National Enquirer Goes for a Pulitzer and Conan Gets $45 Million to Shut Up

It's Friday!
Today, there is no other place to start but here: the weather (the roads are just wet for now, but there is still a chance you need to panic). Also, road closures and the March for Life. You going?
Next: Howard Kurtz's story in the Washington Post this morning about how the National Enquirer plans [...]

Photos: Memorial Service for George Michael

ATTENDED: George Michael’s Memorial Service

Liveblogging George Michael’s Memorial Service

City Desk has correspondent Andrew Beaujon filing updates from National Cathedral, where WRC-TV broadcaster George Michael's public memorial service is taking place.
First update: There are about 200 people in attendance, one of them a bagpiper.
Update 11:44: Longtime WRC-TV anchor Jim Vance got up there first, to eulogize the orange-haired TV personality. Vance [...]

Mourning Roundup: George Michael, Not the Singer, Edition

Today Gilbert Arenas could prance through Chinatown wearing nothing but a bandolier and smile, and there would be no one to cover it. For today, every member of the District Sports Media Elite will be at the National Cathedral for the memorial service of George Michael, not the singer.
If you are from D.C. [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Pat Bowlen to Dan Snyder: Take My Ex-Wife, Please!

Right before Christmas, I read an ESPN report that said Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen gave a "ringing endorsement" of his former coach, Mike Shanahan, during private conversations with Dan Snyder. I thought that was an odd leak, given that Bowlen just fired Shanahan a year ago, after Shanny lost a four-game division lead in [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Mike Wise Would Write the Sex Column All Over Again?

Mike Wise should write a reverse advice column. He'll throw his problems out there, and readers will respond with support and counsel. He got a good start to this new career with Saturday's article confessing to, well, some sort of personal sexual derring do. Bad derring do!
In this space yesterday, I sorta blasted Wise for [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: George Michael Lives On?

"We're 4-13. I can hardly even say it." Jim Zorn during last night's post-game press conference, erroneously reflecting on the Redskins record heading into the 16th and last game of the season. The coach's misery won't end until a trip to San Diego to face the Chargers and Norv Turner, perhaps the only guy who [...]