Saturday, July 5, 2008

The Fat Lady has Sung

It is a sad day in the sports world, Dan Cook, the sportswriter and reporter from San Antonio, Texas, who popularized the phrase "the opera ain't over till the fat lady sings," has passed away.

Mr. Cook, age 81, passed away on Thursday after an illness. Mr. Cook's name may not be remembered too all, but he introduced a phrase into the American culture that has been repeated in movies, television, and on every sports show on the planet. My condolences to Mr. Cook's family.

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

I just heard this today on the morning news. All Peters favorite announcers in sports are starting to "go away" and that can only mean one thing.... dang, we are getting old. See ya in a few!