Tragically, the sports world has suffered a great loss
Jan 23, 2015 9:46 PM - "Tragic" and "great" are two words misused and abused in sports. Reading or hearing the term "tragic loss" coupled with a game has always made me cringe. Ending up on the wrong end of the scoreboard in a game or meet should not be equated with losses that truly matter. Then there is the overuse of great. A great play, a great game or a great guy all get thrown around much too easily. But the shocking news about the death of Daily Herald sports writer Mike Spellman on Tuesday was truly a tragic loss of a great guy.