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.