ESPN NFL reporter Hank Goldberg dead at 82

ESPN NFL reporter Hank Goldberg died at the age of 82.

The longtime voice of the sports network reportedly died on July 4 in his Las Vegas home. July 4 was also his birthday.

A great impact

“Hank was a bigger part of ESPN’s soul than anyone will ever know,” said longtime ESPN anchor Chris Berman.

“His information made us smarter. His insight made us wiser. His friendship made us better people. Rest in peace Hammer, and thank you from all of us,” he added.

A Florida icon

“According to ESPN, Goldberg correctly predicted NFL games more than 50 percent of the time during 15 of his 17 seasons with the network. He was also a contributor for ESPN’s horse racing coverage. Though he was no longer full-time at ESPN, Goldberg contributed to the network’s Daily Wager show and also appeared on CBS Sports HQ,” the New York Post reported.

“Goldberg, a former Dolphins reporter who broke the news of Don Shula’s retirement, put $200 on Odell Beckham Jr. scoring the first touchdown in Super Bowl 2022 and told the Sun-Sentinel he won $1,400 on the bet,” it added.

Goldberg served as a longtime voice on Florida sports radio, impacting an entire generation of sports fans.

The loss of the legend has been noted in the comments and thoughts of many across the sports media world who mourn the loss of one of the great veterans of the field.

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