Former NFL Analyst Pat Summerall Dead At Age 82

Discussion in 'NFL General Discussion' started by Sweets, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Sweets

    Sweets All-Pro

    Pat Summerall, one of the pre-eminent network NFL voices for a generation of television viewers has died at age 82, the Dallas Morning News reports.

    He worked a record 16 Super Bowls on network television, the first five as an analyst. He worked for CBS from 1961 to 1993. He moved with the NFL from CBS to Fox in 1994. He retired after the 2002 season.

    Summerall worked his final Super Bowl in February 2002. It was his eighth alongside analyst John Madden. They worked together at CBS and Fox for 21 seasons. Their work at Super Bowl XVI in 1982 remains the highest-rated sports program of all-time, with more than 49 percent of the nation tuned in.

    Source: The Redzone
  2. Sweets

    Sweets All-Pro

    Sad day in the sports world, RIP Pat!!
  3. Omen

    Omen Speeling Be Champions Staff Member

    Agreed RIP

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  4. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    Damn. He and Madden were the broadcast team of a generation. :tombstone:
  5. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    RIP. He and Joe Starkey were my favorite announcers growing up.
  6. Crowned

    Crowned Doesn't give a shit.

  7. diesel

    diesel HERE COMES THE BOOM!!!

  8. Tarkus

    Tarkus The Thread Stalker

    RIP, Pat

    Thanks for the memories...
  9. ragman

    ragman Pro Bowler Fantasy Guru

    He and Madden were THE team for NFL football, IMO.
  10. Agent Zero

    Agent Zero I rode the short bus

    He will be missed. I remember him and Madden calling games, those were great times. RIP
  11. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Horrible...RIP Pat! You'll never be forgotten...
  12. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    [ame=""]Mike Tirico Remembers Pat Summerall - YouTube[/ame]
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  13. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    [ame=""]Madden & Summerall Commentary October 28,1996 - YouTube[/ame]
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  14. MediaGuy

    MediaGuy Ball So Hard University

    Wow. Bumming hard on this one. RIP Pat. My fat old butt remembers the start on CBS with Pat teamed with the retired Eagle DB Tom Brookshier in the 70's before Madden.
  15. ragman

    ragman Pro Bowler Fantasy Guru

    Pat could do anything. He not only did NFL, but he did the Masters and US Open tennis.

    He was an announcer that understood the concept of less is more. He didn't rely on shtick like so many announcers do today.

    He will be deeply missed.
  16. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    RIP Summerall