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(ESPN)   Irv Cross, former Pro Bowl defensive back who became the first Black man to work full time as a sports analyst on national television with CBS, died at age 81   ( divider line
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2021-03-01 7:15:23 AM  
RIP to a true legend.
2021-03-01 9:06:32 AM  
I remember watching him on the CBS NFL broadcasts and he was great. You might flip over to whoever had the other broadcast game but you always went back to watch what they he, Brent & Phyliss had to say at halftime (and hope Jimmy didn't say something racist again). He set an example & standard that people working today still have trouble meeting, Well done, Mr. Cross. Well done.
2021-03-01 10:29:47 AM  
Och!! I remember him well. I'm old, too.
2021-03-01 10:33:58 AM  
So old I forgot how to spell "Ouch".
2021-03-01 11:24:49 AM  

zimbomba67: Och!! I remember him well. I'm old, too.

Oh, I just thought you were Canadian or something.
2021-03-01 11:33:45 AM  
He also averaged 27.9 yards on kickoff returns and returned punts.

That jumped out at me. How often do you see a return like that now? Heck, how often do they run it back.
2021-03-01 8:49:29 PM  
He was a big part of my Sundays during my formative years.  I was too young to remember him as a player, but for several years he was one of the few faces of pre-game shows for me.
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