Friday, July 23, 2010

Sad Tidings

Just heard former Daily News columnist Vic Ziegel passed away. Another good one from the old school has left.

I always had a soft spot for Vic. When he wrote for the Post, oh, about the time man took chisel to rock, he used to write these "letters home" columns, like some kid writing home from summer camp. Very funny. I remember modeling several of my columns for the college newspaper after those, though none approached the humor and humanity Vic could portray in his writings.

I've always been grateful to him, too, for paying attention to me. During his short tenure as the Daily News' sports editor in the early
80s, he was kind enough to interview me for a hockey job that eventually went to someone else. When no one else would give me the time of day, he was receptive to me.

So thanks for that, Victor. And thanks for the columns. The kids today, they don't know what they're missing.



  1. I worked with him during a very short tenure at the Daily News. A very nice man...RIP, Vic.

  2. RIP Vic. now you can join Young, Cosell, Roswell & the rest talking around that card table in the sky.

  3. Always nice to see how supportive you are with all the other journalists. For some reason I'd expect it to be more cut throat, but there seems to be a healthy respect among you guys. Lots of class.

  4. keith Bullock signed with the Giants... WHat do you think????

  5. Today, with the signing of Bulluck, this is good news. Even though he is recuperating from a serious ACL knee injury, Bulluck playing on one leg is better than what we currently have on the roster.