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Pat Summerall on Best Damn Sports Show

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Corky Ramirez up on 94th St., Oct 14, 2006.

  1. Boy, does he look old. He has to be closing in on 80 by now. Great to hear he'll be doing the Cotton Bowl for Fox though.

    One of my best memories growing up was listening to he and John Madden call the Giants games in the mid-1980s. Even the '86 Masters, which my dad thankfully taped, is great to listen to.

    Sports athletes and broadcasters just shouldn't grow old.
     
  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    That would have been so cool if Pat came on and said, "What's up motherfuckers!"

    Or not.
     
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Did they get him to say Chris Boniol's name?
     
  4. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    I want to see the rapper side of Summerall:

    "So Pat, why are you announcing the Cotton Bowl this year?"

    "Because that's how I roll, bitches."
     
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    What, the town drunk gets sympathy?

    He did it to himself.
     
  6. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    He turned 80 to himself?

    I'm missing the call for sympathy, I guess.
     
  7. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    He's 76. He just looks 102.
     
  8. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Still the best NFL play by play ever. The voice commanded respect and attention and he allowed the game to be the focus not himself.
     
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    No doubt about it.
     
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Age has a little to do with it, Mr. Falk.

    Going intravenious to a degree that would have put Drydrunk #43 to shame on his worst days,
    had much more to do with it. And he thought he could get away with it, because, hey,
    he was Pat Summerall, and you aren't.

    The Cotton Bowl will be a broadcast disaster.

    Empathy is one thing; I understand. But I devote most of my sympathetic outpourings to people
    who didn't bring their problems squarely upon themselves.
     
  11. Dude

    Dude Active Member

    Summerall was fine and all back in his prime, but something tells me he would just be another Charlie Jones if he wasn't with Madden.
     
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Pat has (had?) a GREAT voice for TV sportscasting. Nothing opened doors like being young
    and a Giant, of course.
     
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