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By Gene Fox

It really is not going the Midwest will ever see a extra eminent band of activities men. they're invoice Grigsby, Joe McGuff, Len Dawson, Don Fortune and Harold Ensley.

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The chemistry was amazing. Bruce had a way of joking and kidding with Harold to the point where Harold would all of a sudden say, 'Unh? ' He'd just have him all tied up. And for those who know Harold, that was quite a feat. "There wasn't anybody like Bruce . . or anybody who would work like Bruce. "After Bruce had his first open-heart surgery, I had Grigsby do a couple emcee jobs and Bruce was very offended," Sprenger continued. " Bruce Rice was doing what he enjoyed best when he suffered what proved to be his fatal seizure.

And they were on unemployment insurance. But thank God, the newspaper also owned the radio station and I was able to walk up the street a half a block and go to work there. I started out as the farm editor, which meant I screwed up the farm news. And I'd rip the wire copy and do the news stuff, too. "I also happened to be going to junior college at the time and so I started doing their football games on the public address system, which, in turn, led me to doing them on the radio. Then, one day, I got a break.

Well . . they should have known the late, great Dick Mackey and Bruce Rice, the original Kansas City Sports Guys. Mackey was a sportswriter with The Kansas City Star, Rice, a sportscaster with KCMO-TV. "Both terrific professionals," Hank Stram, former Chiefs' coach, said when I talked with him from his home in New Orleans. " Bruce, for those of you who were born after the inception of the Super Bowl, was Kansas City's media icon in the '60s and '70s and was universally and genuinely admired. Although he was the sort of broadcaster some might describe today as a "homer," Bruce was capable of barbed zingers when they needed to be administered.

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