I remember well his kindness to me when I first came to cover MSU sports back in 1990. He had me on his talk show (w/Earle) and asked me questions about the Spartans under George and Jud--I mean, come on! I had a million questions for him! Here I was, the new guy, and he was treating me like a veteran. That was classy, and appreciated. Jim Adams was a true Spartan and a gentleman in every way.
Dear Andy and Mike and family,
One of my fondest memories from childhood is of the evenings that your dad - our wonderful cousin Jim - would visit. My brother David has already mentioned these visits and he remembers more specifics than I do, but I wanted to add my thoughts. Jim was THE BEST storyteller. He would regale us with his stories. He was so much fun, always cheerful and smiling, so full of joy. A kinder, gentler man, I can't imagine. In my adult life, I would see him in the summers at the cottage. Judging from the comments here, Jim spread happiness all around him. We all loved him dearly. I am so sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you Friday. All my best wishes, Mary-Kathleen
I graduated from ELHS in 1961 and first met Jim Adams while playing football at MSU. I had much in common with Jim. His father, Lynn Adams was my shop teacher in middle school and was Athletic Director of our school, as my father had the same position at Lansing Everett High School. RIP Jim Adams, you were always a professional.
One of the finest people I knew in the field of broadcasting. A pioneer at WKAR Radio and TB... Pleased and honored to have worked with Jim over the years. -David "Sparty" Brown
Always looked forward to seeing Jim at the EAT Club and Sunday brunches. He was a true gentleman, one of the nicest human beings I've ever met. He was Mr. Positive and put MSU athletics in perspective. Will also miss his consummate knowledge of and passion for Broadway musicals. We have lost a great human being. My condolences to Jim's surviving family members.