One of the most recognizable voices in broadcast history was silenced Tuesday. NFL announcer Pat Summerall has passed away at the age of 82 in the hospital where he was recovering from hip surgery. A former kicker, he was still playing when he became an announcer, and eventually teamed up with John Madden to become the premiere NFL announcing team in the modern era.
I love John Madden’s released statement… "Pat was my broadcasting partner for a long time, but more than that he was my friend for all of these years," Madden said in a statement. "We never had one argument, and that was because of Pat. He was a great broadcaster and a great man. He always had a joke. Pat never complained and we never had an unhappy moment. He was something very special. Pat Summerall is the voice of football and always will be."
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Here’s Pat’s opening for the 1992 NFC Championship Game with John Madden
Try to ignore the annoying guy doing the interviewing here and focus on Pat to hear him tell his story a bit. This proves that on top of everything else Pat sure was quite a tolerant man as well.