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The world of sports lost one of its golden voices today. NFL play-by-play man Pat Summerall died at age 82.
NFL broadcasting icon Pat Summerall reportedly dies at age of 82. cbsprt.co/SummerallDies
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Summerall was partners with John Madden for years. He was the voice of 16 Super Bowls and 26 Masters golf tournaments.
“Pat Summerall was one of the best friends and greatest contributors that the NFL has known,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “He spent 50 years as part of our league, first as a player on the legendary New York Giants teams of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s and then as a Hall of Fame broadcaster for CBS and FOX. His majestic voice was treasured by millions of NFL fans for more than four decades. Pat always represented the essence of class and friendship. It is a sad day in the NFL. Our hearts go out to Pat’s wife Cheri and the entire Summerall family. Pat will always be an important part of NFL history.”
On a personal note, Summerall was the voice of the NFC growing up. It is hard to think of the Aikman/Smith/Irving Cowboys without hearing Summerall’s voice. He was part of our Thanksgivings as well. While I never really cared for Madden, I always appreciated Summerall.
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Pat Summerall passed away at the age of 82, and his longtime colleague in the booth, John Madden, issued a poignant statement on the loss of his friend.
Perhaps the finest NFL play-by-play guy of my lifetime. Obviously, he is inseparable from his long-time booth partner, John Madden, and there were few who could be a capable foil from Madden’s mush-headed stylings. That became all too apparent when Summerall retired after the 2002 season. Just watch below and quickly realize how much it sucks that Buck and Aikman are still FOX’s...
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Pat Summerall, a legend of the broadcasting booth, has passed away at age 82.
Summerall was hospitalized in Dallas, recovering from hip surgery at the time of his death.
A former NFL player himself (placekicker), Pat began analyzing games when his playing days were done. He first worked for CBS where he shared the booth with colleague Tom Brookshier...
The funeral for NFL broadcasting legend Pat Summerall will be open to the public on Saturday, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas.
Summerall died Tuesday at age 82. He became an iconic figure on NFL broadcasts for FOX and CBS with partner John Madden. Summerall, who lived in Southlake...
The NFL forever lost part of its voice on Tuesday, as Pat Summerall passed away at the age of 82. The lead Sunday play-by-play man for CBS and later FOX, Summerall built a legacy that included a record 16 Super Bowls behind the mic and a part of perhaps sports' greatest broadcasting duo. Along with longtime partner John Madden and NFL Films' John Facenda, Summerall will be...
DALLAS, TX. — Pat Summerall was the calm alongside John Madden‘s storm.
Over four decades, Summerall described some of the biggest games in America in his deep, resonant voice. Simple, spare, he delivered the details on 16 Super Bowls, the Masters and the U.S. Open tennis tournament with a simple, understated style that was the perfect complement for the “booms!” and “bangs...
Growing up in the 90s and early 2000s, football was always my favorite sport, and the combination of Pat Summerall and John Madden was the best broadcasting duo on television. Yesterday, the football world lost Pat Summerall, but he's one of the few broadcasters that transcended the game.
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Pat Summerall, left, in the booth at the Super Bowl, with his partner John Madden. Summerall passed away at the age of 82 on Tuesday.
At 24 years old, the earliest football games that I remember are games that were called by Pat Summerall and John Madden. Madden was the character, flamboyant and exciting, and Summerall was the calming and elegant play-by-play voice. Pat Summerall...
It’s with sadness that we pass along the news that Pat Summerall has died at the age of 82. The Dallas Morning News reports that Summerall died in a hospital room where he was recovering from surgery for a broken hip.
Summerall was a part of a record 16 Super Bowl broadcasts, his last being in 2002. He and John Madden partnered to form one of the greatest broadcasting teams in...
Most known for his time in the broadcast booth with John Madden, Pat Summerall’s broadcast career was long and successful.
Summerall passed away this afternoon at the age of 82, according to multiple news outlets.
He played 10 seasons in the NFL as a kicker for the Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals, and the New York Giants. He did play-by-play for 41 years.
The Dallas Morning News is reporting that broadcasting and play-by-play legend Pat Summerall has passed at the age of 82.
Summerall worked a record 16 Super Bowls on TV- the first five as an analyst. He worked for CBS from 1961 to 1993 then became the signature voice for the NFL on Fox when their programming started in 1994.. He moved with the NFL from CBS to Fox in 1994.
Pat Summerall meant many things to many people. Since I'm not a "reporter" type blog, I'm not going to do the same tired biography that you could get on virtually any website. No, I'll just talk about what he meant to me.As a child of the 1980s, obviously Summerall is best known to me as one half of the greatest NFL announcing duo with John Madden. And...