Quote of the Day

"Professionally he should have been the model for every television play-by-play person. He was living proof that less could be more."
-– Cowboys radio play-by-play voice Brad Sham, on announcer Pat Summerall, who died Tuesday. (ESPNDALLAS.com, 4/16)
Wednesday April 17, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 154 Print This Issue

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  • A Giant In The Booth

    Summerall called 16 Super Bowls and 27 Masters tournaments during his career

    Former CBS and Fox announcer PAT SUMMERALL died yesterday at the age of 82 at Zale Lipshy University Hospital in Dallas, where he "was recovering from surgery for a broken hip," according to Barry Horn of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Summerall's "minimalist staccato style coupled with a deep, authoritative voice was his trademark as the pre-eminent NFL voice for a generation of television viewers." Summerall worked 16 Super Bowls in a "network career that began at CBS in 1962 and ended at Fox in 2002." In addition to calling the NFL, Summerall called NBA games for CBS and was the net's "lead voice on golf and tennis broadcasts." He "worked 27 Masters and 20 tennis U.S. Opens." In the 21 seasons in which Summerall "worked alongside" analyst J ...

  • Root-ing For The Home Team

    Mariners ride the wave of new MLB TV deals by taking controlling stake in a new RSN; will continue to partner with DirecTV.

  • The Great Outdoors

    The NHL reportedly is eyeing Soldier Field, other venues to add five outdoor games next season alongside the Winter Classic.

  • The Show Must Go On

    BAA vows '14 Boston Marathon will go on as scheduled.

  • No Place Like Home

    Kansas Speedway not altering gate policies for weekend races.

  • View From All Angles

    NBC will air all 380 EPL matches between broadcast, cable and streaming.

  • In The Dawg House?

    Haslam insists probe of Pilot Flying J won't impact Browns.

  • Clearing The Bases

    Rockies execs among nearly 150 people who helped clear snow prior to the team's delayed doubleheader against the Mets.

  • Great Scott

    Can Adam Scott cross over from golf into mainstream marketing?

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