Originally posted by NC49erfan82:
Ok I am going to be honest I do miss him calling games but I will never forget being a kid and being bummed him and John calling all our games all the time. I just got bored listening to them all the time and all I wanted to do was listen to Joe Starkey (good luck with that living in NC). Pat Summerall was one of the most boring announcers to me as a kid. All I can remember "Young to throw, Rice, TOUCHDOWN!" and just seems there was no pep to his commenting. I am a big fan of Lon Simmons and Joe Starkey myself. Those are the guys I really miss. No doubt Pat was a legend at calling the games with John and will miss those times now that I am grown looking back at the memories of him calling the 94 NFC Championship with Madden. My favorite line of Pat was "Anderson throw to Alexander and he did not get in! Dan Bunzzzzzz with the tackle!".
Towards the end of their time together, I thought Madden had become a caricature of himself and his crush on Favre was annoying, plus the countless "I beg your pardons" from Summerall were tiresome. But during the 80s/early-90s, Summerall's understated style was the perfect compliment to Madden's nonstop energy...Summerall understood he wasn't doing radio, that he didn't need a bunch of words to describe what the viewer could see for himself on TV. When you tuned in and heard them you knew this game was Important.
[ Edited by DelCed2486 on Apr 17, 2013 at 12:31 PM ]