On Saturday Oklahoma sports media legend Bob Barry Jr. was killed in a motorcycle accident in Oklahoma City. The news of his passing has rocked the state. BBJ touched so many lives. It’s apparent that despite an extremely successful career, he stayed humble, and genuinely loved people.
Outside of a few Twitter exchanges I never met him, although it feels like I knew him. Just as is does for so many Oklahomans that listened to him on the Sports Animal every day on their way to work, and watched him on KFOR, OKC’s Channel 4, when they came home.
There’s a handful of sports personalities that I truly look up to, and BBJ was one of those guys. From all of us here at the LGG, our thoughts are with his family at KFOR, WWLS, and at home.