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NFL broadcaster, local icon Pat Summerall dies at age 82
Dallas Morning News ^ | April 16 2013 | SportsDayDFW.com

Posted on 04/16/2013 2:25:41 PM PDT by re_nortex

Pat Summerall died Tuesday. He was 82.

He died in his hospital room at Zale Lipshy Hospital where he was recovering from surgery for a broken hip, a family friend confirmed.

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


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1 posted on 04/16/2013 2:25:41 PM PDT by re_nortex
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Damn.....IMHO the best NFL play-by-play caller, ever.


2 posted on 04/16/2013 2:26:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: re_nortex

R.I.P.

Many, MANY years of enjoyment, thanks to you.


3 posted on 04/16/2013 2:27:46 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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Troy Aikman had these comments about Summerall:

Summerall has made a difference in the lives of many. Although recognized as the preeminent play-by-play broadcaster, his most notable contribution was how he impacted the lives of his friends. Pat was my friend and he will be missed.

4 posted on 04/16/2013 2:29:05 PM PDT by re_nortex
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Lots of years of good sports memories. RIP, Pat.


5 posted on 04/16/2013 2:29:26 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: dfwgator
Yes, the best. Whippersnappers only got to see him after the long decline. Pity them.
6 posted on 04/16/2013 2:30:05 PM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: re_nortex

Wow.. sad to hear. A real joy to listen to.


7 posted on 04/16/2013 2:30:20 PM PDT by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: re_nortex

Actually ran into him once when he was coming out of a hospital in Southlake, he was a big guy, much taller than I thought from seeing him on TV.


8 posted on 04/16/2013 2:30:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: re_nortex

RIP Mr. Summerall. He and Madden were the best.


9 posted on 04/16/2013 2:31:11 PM PDT by Marathoner (Anyone who believes in liberty and the Constitution has almost zero representation in DC today)
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To: Dysart

Even during his “decline” he still was better than most.


10 posted on 04/16/2013 2:31:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Track9

Pat Summerall painted pictures with just a few words: “Simms. Bavaro. Touchdown.”


11 posted on 04/16/2013 2:32:13 PM PDT by re_nortex
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He almost hit me once! I was stopped on NW Hwy in the left turn lane (was pulled out too far) and he was turning left from Mockingbird Ln.


12 posted on 04/16/2013 2:33:02 PM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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I almost forgot he first got started with Brookshier....who ended his career with that infamous comment about Louisville’s basketball team and “total team IQ...”

I bet those two were a hoot after a few belts.....


14 posted on 04/16/2013 2:34:27 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: re_nortex

In a way to me, he was the voice of the Cowboys, during their heyday in the 90s. He and Aikman were very close.


15 posted on 04/16/2013 2:34:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: re_nortex

He and Keith Jackson were the best!

Pray for Pat’s family


16 posted on 04/16/2013 2:36:13 PM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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To: re_nortex

Ah... Sad... Thought about him recently and wondered what he was up to..

RIP, Pat


17 posted on 04/16/2013 2:36:49 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: re_nortex

I was just thinking about him yesterday. He used to broadcast the Masters and other golf tournaments, too.


18 posted on 04/16/2013 2:37:34 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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Actually ran into him once when he was coming out of a hospital in Southlake, he was a big guy, much taller than I thought from seeing him on TV.

Summerall stood 6'4". I ran into the Ticket's Norm Hitzges recently and he's also taller than expected, around 6'2". Speaking of that, here's Norm and Pat from the December 2010 Normathon.

19 posted on 04/16/2013 2:37:40 PM PDT by re_nortex
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Summerall and Brookshier were the best that ever were.

No other sportscasters (football) can hold a candle to them.


20 posted on 04/16/2013 2:37:52 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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