As most of you know by now, Buffalo's own Tim Russert passed away Friday afternoon from what is being described as a "sudden cardiac death". The 58 year old South Buffalo born was best known for his 17 year stint as host of NBC's "Meet the Press" while serving as NBC News Washington Bureau chief. He was also a distinguished author with two best selling books "Big Russ and Me" and "Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from experiences with their Fathers".
What some of you may not know is that Tim Russert was an avid Buffalo sports fan. He would often end his "Meet the Press" show with a "Go Bills" and when the Sabres were deep into the playoffs, he would have the Stanley Cup on the set of his show or on the "Today" show (which he would make frequent guest appearances) with his Sabres jersey in hand to let the country know that he is behind and supports his Sabres.
Yes, I know this is not a true Hockey blog but I wanted to let people know that on Friday, one of the biggest Sabres fans moved onto a much better place and will be surely missed by many. He represented Buffalo with class, integrity and showed what being a true Buffalonian is all about.
My Families thoughts and prayers are with Tim and his Family.