NEW YORK (WFAN) — The familiar ticking of the clock. The roll call. “I’m Bob Simon.”
As the East Coast’s Sunday nightcap following NFL football on CBS, “60 Minutes” and its team of correspondents have become as familiar to sports fans as the Jets, Giants, Packers, Bill Belichick, Peyton Manning or Megatron.
So it was with a heavy heart Wednesday night that WFAN Sports Radio host Steve Somers announced to his listeners that Simon, a titan of network journalism, had died in a crash on the West Side Highway. Somers spoke for viewers everywhere — sports fans, news junkies and those under the CBS umbrella — in calling the news “stunning,” “awful and terrible.” He was 73.