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Jack Harry KSHB Channel 41

Jack Harry sounds as if he's sucked down a carton of Lucky Strike menthols. The buzz-cut-sporting, leather-skinned sportscaster gets a little worked up now and again, but that's when he's at his best. After more than 30 years of covering the Kansas City sports scene, you'd think Harry would be used to mediocrity. But as he proves during his sportscasts and on his half-hour Sports Spot show, he has plenty of rant left in him. The grizzled veteran doesn't mind ripping the Royals or chastising the Chiefs. His outspokenness sometimes costs him, though, such as when Chiefs President Carl Peterson refuses to accept Harry's interview requests. And as good as Harry is at talking smack, he did blow a big one last season when his Priest Holmes retirement scoop didn't pan out. Harry reported that Holmes was retiring after a brutal hit brought head and neck trauma. No. 31 said he wasn't leaving the game. Still, no one's quite sure whether Holmes will ever play again. He's still physically unable to perform, and his refusal to hang up the cleats may be only a formality. Harry, meanwhile, keeps us tuned in for his next diatribe.

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