Andy Rooney, RIP
The amazing thing: I never got tired of him.
I didn't eagerly anticipate his commentaries after every 60 Minutes show. But I was always glad to listen to them. They were just down-to-earth, common-sense observations. That's it. That's all he tried to do. And he did it well. He was genuine. And you don't see many genuine people around these days. ... My condolences to the entire Rooney family.
P.S. -- One of my favorite Andy Rooney commentaries came after the Giants beat the Pats in the Super Bowl a few years back. He was obviously happy as a clam. But he wasn't gloating. Then he ended the piece by suggesting the New England Patriots should change their names back to the Boston Patriots. It was an odd thing to throw in. He wasn't trying to mock Boston. Just the opposite. He meant it out of respect for Boston and the traditional rivalry between the two towns. He wanted to beat Boston, not New England. It was a clever way to convey a point.