For those of you who were sports fans pre-ESPN, George Michael of *George Michael’s Sports Machine * has died.
The Sports Machine was a precursor to SportsCenter. It was really the only show that had out of town sports highlights on a weekly basis. If I remember correctly it aired on Sunday nights after the 10:00 news (at least in the NYC market.) It was a good show.
ETA: in reading the linked article it says his show launched in 1984, which was after ESPN was already in existence. I could have sworn it was earlier, but it seems I was incorrect.