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RIP Pat Summerall

Postby JS© on Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:21 pm

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, said his daughter, Susie Wiles.

"He was an extraordinary man and a wonderful father," Wiles told the Associated Press. "I know he will be greatly missed."

The Dallas Morning News reported Summerall died in his room at Dallas' Zale Lipshy Hospital, where he was recovering from surgery for a broken hip.

Summerall worked a record 16 Super Bowls, drawing on his football relationships made during his nine-plus years as a kicker in the NFL, primarily for the then-Chicago Cardinals and New York Giants from 1952 to 1961.


http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nf ... l/2088571/
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Re: RIP Pat Summerall

Postby skullman80 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:27 pm

Wow. Crazy.. him and Madden are what I remember growing up with. RIP.
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Re: RIP Pat Summerall

Postby Sarcastic on Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:36 pm

Stooooooooop with all the RIP threads. It's getting depressing.
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Re: RIP Pat Summerall

Postby BigMcK on Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:47 pm

skullman80 wrote:Wow. Crazy.. him and Madden are what I remember growing up with. RIP.


Was thinking the same thing when I heard this.
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Re: RIP Pat Summerall

Postby FreeCandy44 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:10 pm

Can we RIP the RIP threads? ;)
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Re: RIP Pat Summerall

Postby canaan on Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:20 pm

This is a legitimate bummer. He was the steak to John madden's side dish
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Re: RIP Pat Summerall

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:12 pm

canaan wrote:This is a legitimate bummer. He was the steak to John madden's side dish


Agreed. This one hits a bit harder
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Re: RIP Pat Summerall

Postby JS© on Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:24 pm

FreeCandy44 wrote:Can we RIP the RIP threads? ;)


An official RIP thread isn't a bad idea. Better than having 8 different RIP threads in NHR.
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Re: RIP Pat Summerall

Postby FreeCandy44 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:25 pm

Well I am full of good ideas.
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Re: RIP Pat Summerall

Postby blackjack68 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:49 pm

FreeCandy44 wrote:Well I am full of good ideas.


And no more good stories.
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Re: RIP Pat Summerall

Postby FreeCandy44 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:52 pm

Check my thread buddy. ;)
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Re: RIP Pat Summerall

Postby shmenguin on Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:57 pm

He wanted to cut in front of me in line at an airport bookstore a few years ago.

And he did some football stuff too, I think.
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Re: RIP Pat Summerall

Postby the wicked child on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:09 pm

I feel like each year should have a dead thread like warz games... the OP could perhaps contain a running tally of those who have passed.
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Re: RIP Pat Summerall

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:17 pm

the wicked child wrote:I feel like each year should have a dead thread like warz games... the OP could perhaps contain a running tally of those who have passed.


What if that person dies?
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Re: RIP Pat Summerall

Postby the wicked child on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:34 pm

They're dead?
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Re: RIP Pat Summerall

Postby mac5155 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:36 pm

Wow I actually have heard of pat summerall
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Re: RIP Pat Summerall

Postby mikey287 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:23 pm

mac5155 wrote:Wow I actually have heard of pat summerall


That was my second thought after feeling sadness.

I always liked Summerall/Madden combo...one or both of them might take a lot of flak, but they could call a really good game in my opinion. I liked hearing them and I'm particular about my announcers...
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Re: RIP Pat Summerall

Postby Stoosh on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:21 pm

Late on this, but it sucked to hear about this.

On DVE yesterday morning, Randy Baumann referenced a comment apparently made by Artie Lange about Summerall's death that may have summed it up best (paraphrasing a bit) - Summerall's voice was what 4:30 on a Sunday afternoon in October, November and December was supposed to sound like. Lange added that Summerall's voice was synonymous with the get-togethers over food, beer and football that he and his family and friends would have.

Summerall and Madden may have very well been the pinnacle broadcast crew of my lifetime (born 1975). As much as I couldn't really stand those 49ers teams of the late 1980s & early 1990s, and then the Cowboys teams of the mid-1990s, those were always fun games to watch because we got to listen to Summerall and Madden. The early Madden games on the Sega Genesis/SNES and PS1 were solid games in large part because they used Summerall for play-by-play.

It's especially sad to hear about Summerall because Madden doesn't appear to be in great health these days, either. I remember seeing him in the commercials for whatever that Madden promo was that ran during the playoffs/Super Bowl and he looked...much older than I recall him looking before.
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Re: RIP Pat Summerall

Postby FreeCandy44 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:57 pm

I Heart Stoosh.
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