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The W - Football - Pat Summerall: May 10, 1930 - April 16, 2013
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    Originally posted by Dallas Morning News (dallasnews.com)
    NFL broadcaster, local icon Pat Summerall dies at age 82

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    Published: 16 April 2013 03:48 PM


    Employing a signature succinct staccato style that was brief and to the point, Pat Summerall grew into the pre-eminent network NFL voice for a generation of television viewers. Summerall has died at age 82.

    He worked a record 16 Super Bowls on network television, the first five as an analyst. He worked for CBS from 1961 to 1993. He moved with the NFL from CBS to Fox in 1994. He retired after the 2002 season.

    Summerall worked his final Super Bowl in February 2002. It was his eighth alongside analyst John Madden. They worked together at CBS and Fox for 21 seasons. Their work at Super Bowl XVI in 1982 remains the highest-rated sports program of all-time, with more than 49 percent of the nation tuned in.

    Summerall was a regular-season Sunday staple in most Dallas-Fort Worth homes during the 1990s. He and Madden were regularly assigned to the NFL's No. 1 television attraction, the Cowboys. Not a bad deal for Summerall, who lived barely 20 minutes away from Texas Stadium in Southlake, with his second wife, Cheri.




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Pat was my all time favorite. I would have listened to him do the play by play for just about anything.
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For me, he and Madden were the voices of the NFL. No one will compare to Summerall for play-by-play, in my book. Just class.



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I will never forget how odd it was to hear Summerall have to read promos for shows like "House of Buggin'" when doing games on Fox.
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RIP Pat. He was so good and I loved his sit down interview when the NFL did the greatest commentary with I think Vinatari, he was on spot and Adam looked like a kid listening to his grandfather spin yarn. That I will remember most about him, his storytelling.



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    Originally posted by Zeruel
    For me, he and Madden were the voices of the NFL. No one will compare to Summerall for play-by-play, in my book. Just class.


For me, it wasn't Summerall and Madden...it was Summerall and Tom Brookshire. I mean, he was great with Madden, too, but the pairing with Brookshire is where football was defined for me. Other than that, I completely agree.
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Kind of weird to see him under Football as I only knew him as a golf announcer. It was only after he died that I found out he did NFL as well.

Loved his voice, and I miss hearing him and Ken Venturi on CBS golf broadcasts.
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We had a poster of Summerall in our basement when I was a kid. My dad passed on his love of the New York Football Giants to me and I have done so with my kids. Pat and my dad were born on the same day in 1930, too. Pat lasted nearly 20 years longer than my dad.











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