John Lennon was shot and killed 30 years ago today outside of his apartment building in New York City.
In a world without the internet, cellphones, internet, TMZ, Facebook or Twitter most of America got the news while watching Monday Night Football.
I have seen that clip a number of times over the years but what I did not know until today was that Howard Cosell wasn't sure if Monday Night Football was the venue for such an announcement. ESPN's "Outside the Lines" has this fascinating audio exchange from a commercial break.
ESPN has a fascinating article on this today and it includes a story about the Patriots kicker John Smith who was a big Beatles fan from England.