Magazine article Variety

REMEMBERED: Pat Summerall

Magazine article Variety

REMEMBERED: Pat Summerall

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An announcer for CBS radio and TV for 32 years, he was elected to the National Sportscasters and Sportsivriters Assn. Hall of Fame.

Longtime NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall died April 16 at age 82.

Summerall was an announcer with CBS in radio and television for 32 years, before joining Fox when the network took over CBS' NFL package in 1994. An analyst or play-by-play man on 16 Super Bowls for television and 10 on radio, Summerall was best known for teaming with commentator John Madden and before him, Tom Brookshier.

"We never had one argument, and that was because of Pat," Madden said. "He was a great broadcaster and a great man. He always had a joke. Pat never complained, and we never had an unhappy moment. He was something very special. Pat Summerall is the voice of football and always will be."

Summerall also frequently broadcast major golf and tennis events such as the Masters and the U. …

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