Elkin Elegy; 60,000 views and numerous feedback (most good)

“It made me take into consideration the individuals round me.”

“I did some investigating and located within the ‘Unclaimed funds’ workplace in New York State he had 11 excellent accounts.”

“Do you know he used to drive, and I feel he had a Mercedes.”

I’ve been doing weblog posts huge and small, trivial and considerably informative, since my Fordham classmate and writer Carlo DeVito advised me that the weblog would function companion to our e-book “Sports Publicity,” which was revealed in 2007, up to date in 2012 and is being up to date once more for subsequent January.

By no means, ever did I anticipate the response for a post that went up last Friday night on the late Robert Elkin.

Ultimately look near 60,000 views, scores of feedback and emails from pals and colleagues from years in the past, who I don’t know even how they noticed it. It spurred a pleasant point out by Mike Vaccaro in Sunday’s New York Put up and a very good tribute by the Knicks at their second to final house recreation.

There have been additionally a number of mentions concerning the unusual facet Robert had, which frankly didn’t shock anybody, however for probably the most half there have been notes of gratitude and acknowledgement that the lifetime of one in all New York’s distinctive character was seen. I noticed immediately the column could have gotten extra views than the entire clips Robert mailed or handed to individuals in yellow envelopes all through his star crossed profession.

That’s OK, I feel at the same time as an individual who actually existed within the shadows of the media room, he would have appreciated the sunshine being shone down. The unhappy factor was nobody appeared to have the ability to find the date or time of his funeral, and even his subsequent of kin. Regardless, it was a worthwhile effort with some unexpected and mutually appreciated responses.

Typically you strike the match and it lights, generally it goes out. This one shone vivid. A Mitzvah to Mr. Elkin of Lengthy Seashore, you have been seen, and sure, you in all probability can be missed!