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Pat Summerall

Dead at 82

4/16/2013 2:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Pat Summerall
-- a staple on CBS and Fox Sports who famously called NFL games with John Madden for decades -- is dead at 82 ... a Fox Sports exec tells TMZ.

Pat -- a former NFL star kicker with the Lions, Cardinals and Giants -- was inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 1999.

Summerall called the Super Bowl in 1982, the highest rated Super Bowl of all time. 49% of the country tuned in to watch the 49ers defeat the Bengals.

Summerall called 16 Super Bowls.

Cause of death has not been revealed.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Summerall's "voice was treasured by millions of NFL fans for more than four decades" -- and "always represented the essence of class and friendship."



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16.

LiquidSchitz    

The guy was delusional in his later broadcasts. There were times he didn't even know where he was. RIP Pat.

469 days ago
17.

bbwlover1969    

To me football was Madden/Summerall on Sunday. One of the best announcing teams ever. Thanks for the memories.

469 days ago
18.

Jim in Cali    

Damn grew up on Madden and Summerall doing all the big NFC games (especially Dallas/SF in early 90's) Great stuff. RIP Pat

469 days ago
19.

john johnson    

r.i.p. pat, you were one of the best.

469 days ago
20.

Chuggly    

Sad news. He had a good life, that's all any of us can ask for Ask not for whom the bell tolls

469 days ago
21.

mrharrybawls2012    

John Madden is such a handsome young man. Why didn't he make the leap to motion pictures?

469 days ago
22.

Mr.Mackey    

Lots of beloved folks passing away lately. Sad!!

469 days ago
23.

Eric    

Favre...Favre...Favre...Favre!

See, I'm just as good as he was.

469 days ago
24.

zombie    

Awwww man. I loved this dude. Hate that the old timers are dropping like flies.

469 days ago
25.

Timmy Boy    

Never heard of him

469 days ago
26.

SkoobySnacks    

Reading the posts on here helps me understand how terrible of a state this world is in. R.I.P Pat, all good things inevitably come to an end.

469 days ago
27.

eicarr     

he almost made sports seem interesting.

469 days ago
28.

DeeMaree    

Pat thanks for all the excellently announced football games. You and John were my favorites. Condolences to Pat's family.

469 days ago
29.

billybob    

football = Summerall + Madden, great memories, R.I.P

469 days ago
30.

Senseofreality    

May you RIP

469 days ago
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