I will miss the man. Very talented.
He was in an earlier phase of his life, when he was a WW II correspondent, and then worked for CBS as a producer and a reporter. But the short commentaries @ the end of 60 Minutes seemed pointless for a news show.
In other words, if someone noted for something else (like lets say Charles Barkley for his basketball career) mentions his golf game on an NBA studio show, its mildly
interesting I guess. But when one (by then) known only
for commentary tells you all the minutiae of their life, "so what".
Like Mr. Rooney, you used to go to all the NY Giants home games @ the Meadowlands, fine. But when you said that trivia on TV time that since your retirement has meant that they could add a couple of minutes to other stories
: "Because that's what I do", etc, etc, etc?
Its like when Cher once condescendingly said in a commercial for some diet program or other: "We all know I'm not an angel..." I'm thinking: "look, I love your music, but don't
pull that BS with the word WE, as if you know more than a tiny fraction of the viewers".
Commentary like the late John Chancellor used to do @ the end of NBC Nightly News @ least was about the real world other ppl live in. (Same with the late David Brinkley @ the end of ABC News' This Week
after retiring as the host). Whereas Rooney's were like his
personal minutiae was that interesting. (It wasn't).