Sad news today as the sports world had to say goodbye to the great Pat Summerall. Summerall passed away at the age of 82.
For me, Summerall was always a broadcaster. It was only very later on in my football fandom did I learn that he was a former placekicker and he was part of the Greatest Game Ever Played. That just added to his greatness for me as I grew up loving the NFL.
Summerall’s voice was so distinctive and so welcoming, I cherished the times where I would hear him call a game or even just do an opening introduction to a broadcast. Along with John Madden, those two were the greatest broadcast tag team I have ever known. I was truly lucky to have listened to them every Sunday.