Found April 17, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
The Madden football video game cover for 2013 has come down to an NFC North battle between two of the most dynamic running backs in NFL history. In the "old school" versus "new school" voting, Minnesota Vikings MVP running back Adrian Peterson will go against Detroit Lions Hall of Famer Barry Sanders for the right to don the cover of the upcoming latest edition of the video game, Madden NFL 25, the 25th year of the famous franchise. Peterson won the "new school" bracket of the voting by beating Houston Texans running back Arian Foster in the semifinals. Sanders made it through the "old school" bracket by beating San Francisco 49ers receiver Jerry Rice. Voting is being done online on ESPN's Sports Nation through April 24. Peterson had beaten Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to reach the semifinals. Sanders was one of the fi...

Pat Summerall and John Madden announce their first ever game together in 1979

We have dug up footage of the very first Pat Summerall-John Madden broadcast, a 1979 showdown between then-NFC Central rivals Tampa Bay and Minnesota.

John Madden reacts to the passing of longtime colleague Pat Summerall

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.

NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall, 82, passes away

BallertainmentPat Summerall dead at 82 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...

Longtime Sports Broadcaster Pat Summerall Dies at 82 After Cardiac Arrest

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...

NFL won't ever quite be the same

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...

Summerall funeral open to the public Saturday

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...

Pat Summerall remembered

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. Today, the football world moves on in offseason activities. As they say, the show must...

Legendary Football Announcer Pat Summerall Dies At 82

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...

Pat Summerall dead at 82

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...

BREAKING: Pat Summerall Passes At 82

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. He...

NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall has passed away

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. — (@CBSSports) April 16, 2013 Summerall was partners with John Madden for years. He was the voice of 16 Super Bowls and 26 Masters golf tournaments. “Pat Summerall was...

Pat Summerall: Farewell To The NFL Voice Of A Generation

The styles of the NFL on television has changed throughout the years but many of us who watched the game know how much Pat Summerall meant to all of us who love how our games are announced. There are many generations, both current and future, who will probably never fully know how great of announcer Summerall was nor will they ever fully appreciate how he handled the games and the...
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