Jimmy King Reminisces About the Fab Five

Jimmy King Reminisces About the Fab Five

Submitted by MGoShoe on March 31st, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Jimmy King on lostlettermen.com reminisces about the Fab Five. Podcast and transcript available at the link.

[Lost Lettermen:] Now everyone knows that you guys started the black socks, the baggy shorts, the shaved heads. Who can we credit? Which one of you five guys can we credit for coming up with that image? Or was that a collaborative effort?

Jimmy King: It was absolutely like how we played. It was a collaborative effort. I can’t pin it on one particular. I think Ray was the brainchild for the black socks and we all kind of extended that with the black shoes into the shorts and eventually to the bald heads.

The bald heads was the last thing. I think the order went shorts, socks and then the bald head. So it was a collaborative effort on all five of us to agree upon something to show that we were all one.

The interview has six more Qs&As for your listening and/or reading pleasure. IME, Jimmy's most interesting comment is his answer to: "What would you say you[r] best memory of your playing days was?"

Jimmy King "Lost Lettermen" Blog Interview

Jimmy King "Lost Lettermen" Blog Interview

Submitted by MGoShoe on March 15th, 2010 at 10:04 AM

Jimmy King talks about his broadcasting career and his disappointment over the removed Fab Five era banners.

He's apparently looking forward to the end of the 10 year Weber/Traylor/Bullock disassociation but incorrectly links that NCAA-imposed sanction to the issue of Michigan's self-imposed decision to remove the banners.

Listening to him over the past few years, King seems to be growing into his radio and TV color commentary roles.

[Edited the title to "Lost Lettermen" to help avoid confusion with "The Late Show with David Letterman".]