Monday, June 16, 2008

Rembering Tim Russert

I mentioned that Sunday was a great day of watching sports for me, with the US Open, a US World Cup Qualifier, the NBA Finals, Euro '08, and the Brewers game. But even with a steady stream of great sports to watch from 1pm til midnight, I found myself flipping back to MSNBC to watch old episodes of Tim Russert hosting Meet the Press.

Maybe his death hasn't resonated with you as much as it has me, but he really was a favorite of mine. However, it's only after his death I'm learning what a great man he was. He was a hard worker, a dedicated family man, and was passionate about his job and his career, all things I aspire to be.

If you don't mind, I'd like to post two more videos in remembrance of him. The first one is sort of comical, as it's some sort of promotional ad for Boston College hoops. It features Russert, his son, and even a cameo from Jared Dudley.

The second one is the interview his son, Luke, did with Matt Lauer on the today show.

If we learn anything from this, let's be reminded how short life can be, and that we shouldn't wait until someone's death until we realize how much they mean to us.

Thanks for allowing this brief interruption.


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