Sunday was one of those days that remind me why I love this business. It was the 20th annual Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Our Noblesville Times Executive Sports Editor Mark Morrow was being inducted and was kind enough to allow me to tag along and watch.
What a day.
At just a candle or two away from 60, I was still among the youngsters in the room. That was OK with me. I felt like a kid in a candy store. The room was full of who's who in Indiana sports media. Starting with our own Mark, the guys I grew up reading, listening to and admiring were everywhere. Dick Mittman was one of Mark's former co-workers from Indianapolis News and Star days. Another former Star guy, Bob Kravitz, was there. Tom Kubat, one of the best writers from the old Lafayette Journal & Courier spoke. So did Bob Jenkins, the voice of the Indianapolis 500, basketball legend Bobby "Slick" Leonard, IU broadcaster Don Fischer, WFNI program director Greg Rakestraw, legendary Bloomington sports editor Bob Hammel, ESPN's Jason Whitlock and more.
They spoke. I listened. It was great.