|Jim Mandich/Courtesy: page2live.com|
Former Miami Dolphins tight end Jim Mandich lost his battle with cancer of the bile duct Tuesday night. He was 62 years old.
For those unfamiliar with Mandich, he played for the Dolphins in the early 70's when they were a dominant team in the NFL. After his retirement from the league, he ended up a broadcaster. He was the voice of the Dolphins from 1992-2004 and 2008-09.
For those who grew up with Miami Dolphin football (that includes me--grew up in South and Central Florida), he was about as classy a representative for the team as you'll get. His voice was incredibly distinctive and he truly loved talking about the Fins. Never mind the fact he was a pretty darn good football player who is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
Jim Mandich, you'll be missed. Much peace to you and your family.
Here's Mandich talking about the 2010 edition of the Dolphins:
Some of Mandich's best calls (Thanks WQAM Radio/Sun Sentinel.com)