April 16, 2013

Longtime NFL announcer Pat Summerall has died: For many sports fans in the 1960s through the 1990s, Pat Summerall was the voice of the NFL, starting with CBS' Sunday telecasts and later with Fox, famously paired for much of that time with John Madden.

Summerall, 82, passed away Tuesday in Dallas.

posted by BornIcon to football at 06:15 PM - 5 comments

Every time I think of Summerall's voice, I can picture the old Cowboys with Staubach, Dorsett, Preston Pearson, Drew Pearson, etc. kicking everyone's ass (including my Rams). He was to the Cowboys what Madden was to Brett Favre.

They don't make announcers like Summerall anymore. RIP.

posted by dyams at 07:16 PM on April 16

Definitely the voice of football for me.

posted by yerfatma at 07:42 PM on April 16

I can't believe Madden outlived him. RIP.

posted by dfleming at 08:25 PM on April 16

Oh no, there's a man down.


posted by Rock Steady at 11:23 AM on April 17

I had the pleasure of meeting him a few years ago after a matinee performance of Lombardi in NYC. Our priest here in NH and the star of the play, Dan Lauria, are long-time friends. We did a group trip to NYC for the show, and Mr. Lauria arranged for us to meet him and some of the cast after the performance. By coincidence Pat Summerall came by, mostly to congratulate Dan Lauria on his work, but he very graciously greeted many of us as well. One usually finds the ex-athlete in the analysis role, but Summerall broke the stereotype and filled the play-by-play job very well.


posted by Howard_T at 02:40 PM on April 17

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