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    Pat Summerall R.I.P.

    Summerall and Madden were magic. R.I.P.

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    Re: Pat Summerall R.I.P.

    The Summerall,Madden duo were the best in NFL broadcasting history. Maybe the best in sports broadcasting history. I always enjoyed listening to him. I like the way he would call an event without screaming at you or detract from it by speaking too much.
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    Re: Pat Summerall R.I.P.

    I appreciate that he never tried to make the broadcast about himself. He was old-school in every way.

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    Every time one of these old broadcasters passes on I feel as though a little of my own personal story goes with it, as if I have been under the impression that these guys would just live forever. It always catches off guard.
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    Abbott to Madden's Costello. RIP, Pat.
    "And why do false truths persist, getting passed down the decades as if they were fact? It comes back to the same point: People believe things that are wrong because, individually, people rarely investigate their own beliefs, particularly when what they believe makes sense intuitively. Even more so when those around them agree with them." -K.F.

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    Re: Pat Summerall R.I.P.

    Finally his reign of terror is over.

    RIP
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    Re: Pat Summerall R.I.P.

    According Wiki his last game included our Bengals:

    Summerall retired again following the 2002 season but in 2006, he served as a substitute for Kenny Albert alongside Baldinger for the Week 8 (October 29) game between the eventual NFC champion Chicago Bears and the San Francisco 49ers. Summerall returned for one game the following year to take Stockton's place alongside Baldinger and provide the play-by-play for the December 9, 2007 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and St. Louis Rams in Cincinnati.
    Apparently the dreaded broken hip that's so dangerous for elderly folks is what got him in the end:

    Summerall checked into Zale Lipshy University Hospital in Dallas, Texas, for surgery on a broken hip.[1] He died there on April 16, 2013, of cardiac arrest at the age of 82.[17] After his death, Jerry Jones referred to Summerall as "royalty in the broadcast booth" while Madden called him "a great broadcaster and a great man" and added that "Pat Summerall is the voice of football and always will be."[18] Fellow broadcasters Jim Nantz and Verne Lundquist also made statements on Summerall's life.
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    Re: Pat Summerall R.I.P.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    According Wiki his last game included our Bengals:

    I remember him calling that game. It was rough. He was a play behind many times. Silence other times. Mispronouncing names, or wrong player altogether.

    But it didn't matter. The guys a legend. Heck, even Nuxie was questionable in the booth toward the end there.
    "And why do false truths persist, getting passed down the decades as if they were fact? It comes back to the same point: People believe things that are wrong because, individually, people rarely investigate their own beliefs, particularly when what they believe makes sense intuitively. Even more so when those around them agree with them." -K.F.

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    Re: Pat Summerall R.I.P.

    My father-in-law played football with Summerall at the University of Arkansas in the early 1950s. He has expressed concerns about his alcohol consumption in those days.
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    Re: Pat Summerall R.I.P.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spitball View Post
    My father-in-law played football with Summerall at the University of Arkansas in the early 1950s. He has expressed concerns about his alcohol consumption in those days.
    And drinking remained a problem until he checked into the Ford Center. Then he began reading the Bible, accepted Christ, and he said that turned his life around. He faced his demons, then sent them packing.


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