Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Thoughts on Bob Dailey

It has taken some time for me to gather my thoughts regarding Bob.

He will live in my memory as a true icon of sports directing. I am somewhat apalled by the lack of response to his death. There are many-many Technicans who, in great part, owe their careers to him. He never failed to heap praise on the deserving and be cautiously critical of the not so deserving. I personally spent the equivalent of many weeks sitting at his right in numerous U.S. Open tennis tournaments, PGA golf, and NFL football games. It was always his professional approach that impressed me. I will miss his nearly daily e-mails to me ,but I know I will never forget him. I will mostly miss his sense of humor.

Bob Vernum