November 22, 2005
First, the surprise. Three columns from me in a month.
What's going on here??
Now, the farewell.
You've seen it mentioned on his site, on our site, and
in this week's State of Play. He was first...he was
best...and he still is Steve Beverly.
It's a bit ironic, actually. When I started the Greed
Fan Page back in 1999, Steve and I lived just 60 miles
apart. Seems a bit ironic to me that two of the (in my
opinion) premier game show webpages both originated
within an hour's drive of one another.
I've not met Mr. Beverly, as I haven't had the pleasure
of attending any of the GSCs so far -- and I hesitate to
say, laughed off the first one as some sort of
promo-joke (has my opinion ever changed since then!). I
am an acquaintance of two of his former students,
however...both of whom fondly recall their time at Union
When I launched the Prime Time TV Game Shows Page, as an
extension of the Greed Fan Page, I was trying to compete
somewhat. This website exists in the first place, and
continues to exist today, primarily because his did
And a few years later, when I decided I needed a break
and that the things that got me started doing this page
just weren't there anymore -- I was lucky enough to have
a Gordon and a Chico to run with it. (And thank
goodness there wasn't more than one of either!)
Mr. Beverly -- the Professor -- Steve -- has decided
it's time for his break. It's well-deserved.
He's spent years now passing along information and both
breaking and making news. And let's be honest -- he
does it better than anyone. Including us. Because he's
made it his life and his passion. And that won't
change, daily webpage or not. You can count on that.
show alphabet this week. We'll pick up with C next