There was simply no other broadcasting tandem in American sports as inseparable in viewers' minds as Pat Summerall and John Madden. The pair called NFL games for 21 years, for CBS and Fox. After Summerall's death yesterday at the age of 82, it's only right to let Madden send him off.
At my gym the other day, half of the television screens were showing an episode of Dr. Phil. You don't need me to tell you that Dr. Phil sucks, so I grabbed a magazine and went about the business of not looking at his big stupid head. But then I saw Pat Summerall in the studio with him and suddenly I couldn't look…
The Dallas Morning News reports that Pat Summerall, who called NFL games for more than 40 years, has passed away.
We know that Pat Summerall isn't on television that much anymore, because of all his health issues and, you know, the bottle. (Summerall will be 78 in May.)