Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I was so saddened to hear of the passing of our brother

I was so saddened to hear of the passing of our brother, Tony Cucurullo. As like with Stan Gould and Jimmy McCarthy, I considered Tony more than a co-worker. He was a true and dear friend. Someone who I looked up to as we traveled the road together for many years at CBS Sports. Even after his retirement we spoke, mostly around the holidays, which incidentally was the last time I spoke with him last Christmas. I am proud to say that I was one of the "new guys" that Tony called "son", along with Neal McCaffrey, Tommy McCarthy, Fred Shimizu and George Graffeo. Tony took us under his wing and treated us all like family as he watched over us like a father. The likes of Tony will never be seen at CBS again. I hope we can all live up to his legacy for both the Company and the Unions sake. Rest In Peace my friend.

 Respectfully and sincerely submitted,

Jeffrey M. Pollack