[size=13pt]Giants and Tom Coughlin mourn loss of Big Blue fixture Dick Lynch[/size]

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 10:20 PM

Tom Coughlin was still in high school the first time he met "old No. 22" at a banquet in Seneca Falls, N.Y. It was a meeting he called "truly a highlight for me."

So it affected Coughlin deeply, just like it did many members of the Giants organization, when the news broke that Dick Lynch, the former Giants defensive back and longtime broadcaster, was dead at 72 after a long illness.
I had the pleasure to meet him a few years ago. He's one of those guys who embraced life, and got the most of every day. He used to do radio commentary for the Giants, and it was fun to listen to him groan when they made a bad play. Sadly, he lost his son on 9/11/01.