Pat Summerall, the calm voice of commentary on CBS and Fox football, has passed.
Summerall retired a few years ago (several years ago now, I guess), and he only popped up very occasionally. But for folks my age, he and John Madden were a sort of omnipresent twosome on in the Fall, and a fixture of Thanksgiving games. Really, John Madden is clearly legally insane, and it was always the calm voice of Summerall that made the games make any sense or have any cohesion.
He, Costas and Al Michaels have been some of my favorite sports broadcasters over the years and I'll miss him.
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