Thanks for the memories, Jimmy
Jimmy Magee had a gift for encapsulating the moment in a phrase, and a phenomenal memory for all things related to sport
It is not without its drama. The floor manager begins the countdown: “Ten, nine, eight . . . . Quiet in studio . . . five, four . . .” The opening animation rolls, the red light flares and suddenly we are all pitched into a live broadcasting moment. Sometimes, there are millions across the world watching in homes and clubs and pubs. Other times it’s only the very dedicated.
It is the power of a great sporting occasion to shrink...
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