If you're a listener to the local sports call-in shows (esp. those on 560 AM), you are probably familiar with the caller who identifies himself as Gator Jay or the Wizard of Wharton.
Driving home today, I heard the Jay was found in his home earlier this week by his family, having gone to the great Swamp in the sky.
While Jay could drive me crazy with his blind devotion to the Gators and his clearly Florida-tinted glasses through which he saw the world, he was passionate about the Nashville sports community. And once you realized that a lot of his obsessive rants were an act, meant to rile up fans and have a good time, it was easy to just sit back and enjoy the insanity (though I still doubt Urban Meyer actually gets plays directly from God Himself....we all know God speaks directly to Phillip Fulmer).
All I know is that Jay will be missed in the local sports call-in show community. He was one of a kind.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 1/10/2008 04:47:00 PM