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Jim Irwin (right) is a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. He is pictured here with his partner of many years Max McGee. Irwin died today of cancer.
When Jim Irwin made the call as the clock wound down to zero at the end of Super Bowl XXXI, Packers fans were ecstatic.
“World champions, Green. Bay. Packers.” That was Irwin’s call – one he had waited decades to make and one that was well deserved.
That’s what came to mind today when I heard that Irwin had died from cancer.
How many times did we listen to Irwin through the years – probably more than we realized. If we listened to the Badgers, Packers, Bucks and even sometimes the Brewers, you heard his golden voice calling the plays, describing the game like none other.
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