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#1 \GoBillsInDallas/

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:01 PM

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#2 The Big Cat

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:04 PM

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#3 mrags

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:06 PM

Sad to hear this.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:06 PM

I was never a fan of his style, but no one can deny that he was a broadcasting legend.

Too bad.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:11 PM

RIP. Sad day indeed. Summerall/Madden/Enberg/Olsen were staples of my football life as a kid and into adulthood.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:15 PM

RIP Pat

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:16 PM

For me Summerall and football are synonymous.

RIP Pat.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:19 PM

Summerall in his prime was right at the very top of his profession.

RIP.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:25 PM

One of the greatest and most recognizable voices in sports.  RIP Pat.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:37 PM

I think I'll miss him most for his Masters broadcast introduction.  It always sent chills of anticipation through me.

RIP...

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:39 PM

Rest easy Pat you were a true legend as a player and Broadcaster. RIP.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:42 PM

RIP

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:55 PM

Everything I feel about PS has already been stated.

Good-by to a piece of my life. Rest In Peace, Pat.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:07 PM


The man was stellar covering golf and tennis as well. They don't make guys in that mold anymore. Cosell couldn't hold a candle to this man. RIP






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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:19 PM

View PostWellDressed, on 16 April 2013 - 05:07 PM, said:

The man was stellar covering golf and tennis as well. They don't make guys in that mold anymore. Cosell couldn't hold a candle to this man. RIP
The vast majority of his career, Summerall was a play-by-play guy and was amongst the very best at it. Cosell was the color guy and analyst, like Brookshier and Madden were for Summerall. Two completely different jobs.

Cosell was a great host and commentator. Summerall was a great announcer and voice and straight man.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:31 PM

Although you always hear apocryphal anecdotes about how celebrities are a-holes, it seemed like Summerall was a pretty classy guy and while I found him a bit boring, he was really solid and definitely a major broadcasting icon of my youth.

RIP Pat.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:10 PM

View PostKelly the Dog, on 16 April 2013 - 05:19 PM, said:


The vast majority of his career, Summerall was a play-by-play guy and was amongst the very best at it. Cosell was the color guy and analyst, like Brookshier and Madden were for Summerall. Two completely different jobs.

Cosell was a great host and commentator. Summerall was a great announcer and voice and straight man.

Thanks for the education. I vaguely remember Cosell on MNF, can't really remember his responsibilities.


Edited by WellDressed, 16 April 2013 - 07:13 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:11 PM

Pat was one of the best play by play men if not the best...Pat and Madden were as much a part of the NFL as any team or player

Edited by Max997, 16 April 2013 - 07:12 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:47 PM

That sucks:-(

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:09 PM

I believe it was emptying the hotel mini bar

View PostWellDressed, on 16 April 2013 - 07:10 PM, said:

I vaguely remember Cosell on MNF, can't really remember his responsibilities.

Enberg isn't dead too is he?  Did I miss that one?  I recall in the early years Summerall was paired with Gifford on CBS

View PostJukester, on 16 April 2013 - 04:11 PM, said:

RIP. Sad day indeed. Summerall/Madden/Enberg/Olsen were staples of my football life as a kid and into adulthood.

Some one mentioned Brookshier, I recall him doing the old AFL games on NBC, think he did the Heidi Bowl, can't recall who he was partnered with in the late 60's, don't think it was Enberg back then