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his home office. Nantz says that in his mind the tournament will always be "The Crosby." "I'm a sentimental guy—I make no apologies for that—and I love the history of this area," he says. "I've always had an image of what it was like in Bing's days: the elegance, the fun, the respect… and to me, the Crosby mystique is alive and well. It's part of the reason I live here." Nantz comments that the early February event was in the vanguard of celebrity-driven golf events. "It helped to make the sport cool," he says. As a sort of homage to Crosby, Nantz hosts a dinner during the tournament at legendary Cannery Row restaurant The Sardine Factory. "It's probably the most desired dinner invita- tion of the year," says Sardine Factory co-owner 124 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • W I N T E R 2 0 1 7 (clockwise from left) Jim calls the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament with colleagues Bill Raftery and Grant Hill; a happy Courtney and Jim on March 14, 2014 with newborn Finley; childhood dream realized: Jim has worn the CBS Sports logo since 1985. Photo: Courtesy of CBS Photo: Courtesy of Nantz Family Collection Photo: Courtesy of CBS

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