Back a few years ago, I covered the Chicago Rush in the Arena Football League. Unfortunately, the Rush had all sorts of management and ownership issues, which led to them folding.
One of the highlights was working with broadcasting legend Les Grobstein. While, we did not work "together," I usually sat next to him in the Press area. It was cool to be that close and hear him do what he does best.
The man is unreal. His knowledge and memory are out of this world. I really sat in awe of him many times. I was lucky just to be around him as we both worked.
After the Rush, I have been "On the Beat" a few more times with Grobstein. We were both at the Chicago Legends Basketball Tournament last year, as well as a few other events. Every time, I always think how col it is to be working the same event as him.
The Grobber is a legend. His Hall of Fame career speaks for itself and he is still all over the sports scene.
My time covering the Rush was short-lived, but a lot of fun. If nothing else, I will always cherish working alongside Grobstein!
Les Grobstein and me in Rosemont, IL-March 2013.