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  1. Deus Irae

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    Terrible news, RIP.
     
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    a legend in the booth...:(
     
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    RIP Pat.

    I will always remember his call at the end of Super Bowl 36: "Adam Vinatieri... No time left on the clock and the Patriots have one Super Bowl 36!"
     
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    exactly what i remember...and what john madden said will always stick with me

    "what tom brady just did gave me goosebumps"
     
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    RIP Pat Summerall

    Pat Summerall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia has a cool anecdote from his playing career.

    Too bad he didn't call the Snow Bowl. :) Although any announcing team with Phil Simms is above-average for me ...
     
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    Yes, that will also stick. I remember getting mad at Madden because of what he said at the beginning of the drive. He was against trying to win the game before overtime and felt the Pats should just kneel to get to overtime.
     
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    Summerall was one of the best,he wasn't called the 'Broadcast Giant' for nothing.

    It seems hard to find quality announcers like him today.

    R.I.P.
     
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    Right now on NBC Nightly News, they said he was in the broadcast booth for 16 Super Bowls. If you count SB36 as his last, that's 16 announced and 20 not. I'd like to know who the next person in line is with second most. I bet it's somewhere around about 7 or something.
     
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    RIP

    He was part of nearly my entire adult life.

    Like many here, my most vivid memory is of his succinct comment when #4's kick split the uprights to win SB XXXVI.
     
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    I'm sure this had been discussed before, but if you watch the replay of that, there's 7 seconds on the clock at the snap and 2 seconds left when the ball breaks the uprights' plane. I'm not sure of the official rules, but that clock sure had no problem draining all the way down to double zeros. There might be a rule book stipulation on time runoff after a kicked ball goes through the uprights, but if I were The Rams, I'd be pissed there was no final play in the form of a kickoff.
     
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    Screw the Rams. They already have enough erroneous ideas about how badly they were porked in that game.
     
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    One of the legendary voices of the NFL.
    RIP Pat.
     
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    One of the legends of NFL broadcasting...made me think back to watching football Sunday afternoons as a kid and listening to the likes of Ray Scott, Lindsey Nelson, Chris Schenkel and Curt Gowdy...icons of NFL broadcasting
     
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    Little-known fact: Pat Summerall ruined his liver through alcoholism and somehow finagled a transplant. He was a great broadcaster in his day but should've retired about 15 years earlier than he did.
     
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    I remember him when he played for the Giants, as then, that was the only football in town...

    Great pipes...
     
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    Great voice and delivery. Was either drunk, in a partial Coma, or both during SB XXXVI and his call of the winning FG was inappropriately subdued, given the circumstances.
     
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    You old F-a-r-* .... :)

    Yeah I too remember watching Robastelli,Huff,Gifford,Rote,Triplett, Webster and Conerly.

    Dad couldn't afford a tv so we went over to Uncle Joe's house to watch.

    As good as we thought football was back then, it seems alot more exciting now !

    RIP Pat
     
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    As kids during the years before ESPN, my brother & I would watch the highlight show every Sunday
    before the 1:00 game. It was hosted by Summerall & Tom Brookshier and was the only way to see
    action from the other games from the previous week.
    The two of them got along so well, that it made the viewing experience even more enjoyable.

    You under-40 whipper-snappers can't realize the impact that program made on our football-watching
    lives, especially because Pats games were usually blacked-out. Manna from heaven.
     
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    Funny story. When the Pats opened Gillette and the NFL season the following season, Madden was walking around the main concourse area; I figure he was touring the new stadium. As he was walking around, dozens of Pats fans were following him chanting, "Take a knee! Take a knee!"
     
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