Former Boston College and NFL standout Doug Flutie lost both of his parents within an hour of each other earlier this week, but that will not stop him from being in the broadcast booth.
It has been confirmed by NBC that Flutie will be in the broadcast booth for tomorrow’s game between BC and Notre Dame at Fenway Park.
Flutie’s parents, Dick and Joan, both passed away on Wednesday. Mr. Flutie had been hospitalized with an illness, and Mrs. Flutie passed away of a sudden heart attack an hour later.
Their son said, ““[t]hey say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it” in a Facebook post announcing their passings.
It just goes to show how strong a person Flutie is for still calling the game even though the circumstances absolutely allow for him to take some time off. This is his first full season as a color analyst for NBC’s coverage of Notre Dame games, and the Shamrock Series in particular carries some more weight for him since his alma mater is involved.
Kickoff at Fenway is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. Campus Sports sends its deepest condolences to the Flutie family.
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