Current Events: Mike BacsikJust read the Dearmore piece about Bacsik from the Dallas Observer (dated for Thursday the 23rd?) When this went down in 2010, we felt terrible about it. As if getting knocked around in MLB baseball wasn't enough, Bacsik decided to take on another hard hitting industry. He was a guy who had real on-air potential (and still does), just trying to scratch it out in another tough gig. We knew him as Norm's handler and the sharp guy on the Ranger's post game show. Then, he was gone. And oddly the hosts didn't mourn him, some joked about it a little as we remember, and still do. Some of it was jabbing at Cumulus big whigs, but some seemed a little dark. It brings to mind other abrupt endings to careers at the Ticket. Namely, Greggo. But this was so different than that. There was no mystery, no questions unanswered and no conspiracy theories. Mike took full responsibility immediately and the situation's course was laid out plainly. A journey of hard work, gutting it out and taking risks halted by 15 seconds of drunken irresponsibility.
Now at the Fan, Mike is back on the air apparently. We never listen to that station, but good luck man. Stay hard Mike!