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Terrible loss :/ He made listening to NFL games enjoyable even with John Madden stumbling around.



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Dude :(

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Unfortunate news. And a lot of people knew this day was coming. When I first started listening to older televised broadcasts of NFL games, I didn't like his announcing. I thought he really lacked enthusiasm. The more and more I watched though, I did sense a unique perspective however and appreciated his commentary. He will be missed.
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Legendary voice. Summerall's low key style and soothing voice were the perfect compliment to Madden. When I first started watching the NFL in the mid 80's I loved his intros on CBS. RIP Pat.




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RIP Pat. Like a lot of people here I was raised on Pat Summerall commentating.
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RIP Pat. He was the voice of the NFL for me growing up in the 1980s and 1990s. His presence will be greatly missed and never replaced among those in the broadcast booth. That voice, it just sounded like a Sunday afternoon NFL game. Simple. Stated. To the point. That was Pat Summerall.
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Sadly, I actually had no idea he used to play in the NFL until years later in my youth, but I, like most of y'all, remember him as the calm, collected foil to John Madden. He was one of the best commentators back in the day. Some of these so-called analysts of today could learn a lot from watching some old tapes of his broadcasts.
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Sadly, I actually had no idea he used to play in the NFL until years later in my youth, but I, like most of y'all, remember him as the calm, collected foil to John Madden. He was one of the best commentators back in the day. Some of these so-called analysts of today could learn a lot from watching some old tapes of his broadcasts.
He was a very accomplished athlete.

10 year career in the NFL and played for the Giants in the famous 'Greatest Game Ever' - Colts v Giants 1958 NFL Championship Game.

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Dang that just sucks. RIP Pat! God bless!
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Great voice... one of the best, along with Don Criqui, by favorite NFL voices. Bob Trumpy too.

RIP Pat Summerall.
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That sucks, Summerall was awesome. R.I.P.
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A very sad day in sports. To honor him I'm going home after work and watching "The Replacements." He and Madden are great in that movie.
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Soon as I hear or see the name Pat Summerall, I can just hear his voice in my head. True Legend. RIP.
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Unfortunate news. And a lot of people knew this day was coming. When I first started listening to older televised broadcasts of NFL games, I didn't like his announcing. I thought he really lacked enthusiasm. The more and more I watched though, I did sense a unique perspective however and appreciated his commentary. He will be missed.
Of course you didn't...you have no taste whatsoever and can't appreciate subtlety and don't know a great voice when you hear it. You probably think turds who shout at the top of their lungs, and guys who think they're the story are good play by play guys, like Joe Buck, Bob Costas, and Al Michaels. Arrogant pricks who read their own press clippings.

Summerall never did that. He was from the old school of play-by-play announcing. Every once in a while, he'd mention something Madden missed on a play like a key block, but that was it...he didn't try to do his own color commentary when he was in the play-by-play role.

And they just don't make classical voices like his anymore. Just another sign of what a plastic piece of trash the planet has turned into this century.
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A very sad day in sports. To honor him I'm going home after work and watching "The Replacements." He and Madden are great in that movie.
Yes, such a great duo. Good choice. Madden and Summerall is always a treat. It's going to suck when we lose John as well.
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He was a very accomplished athlete.

10 year career in the NFL and played for the Giants in the famous 'Greatest Game Ever' - Colts v Giants 1958 NFL Championship Game.

All-state in football and basketball.

Played football, baseball and basketball at Arkansas. He turned down a basketball scholorship from Kentucky and Adolph Rupp as they wouldn't let him play football.

Played minor league baseball for the St Louis Cardinals as a first baseman.

He was also Floridaís 16-and-under tennis champion in 1946.

Pat Knows.

Damn. Dude was a baller.
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He was an icon, and the voice of football for me growing up. RIP Pat. Once a Giant, always a Giant.
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