Sunday, January 31, 2010
Tom Brookshier, A Legend in HIs Own Right
Philadelphia has lost a legend, an icon.
Tom Brookshier, former defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles, broadcaster for CBS with Pat Summeral, talk show host on Sports Radio 610 WIP and creator of WIP passed away late Friday night following a brave battle with cancer. He was 78.
Brookie was loved by everyone. His distinctive and unique laugh, as well as his down to earth style made him an instant fan favorite. Not to mention, the guy was an All-Pro defensive back for the Eagles and was a key part of their 1960 championship season.
Everybody loved him and he did so back. Unfortunately, I've never heard clips of Brookie on air as a broadcaster or met him in person, but I've been he was one of a kind. Not to mention, I've he was heck of a defensive back during his playing days.
Rest In Peace, Brookie. You will without question be missed.