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Pat Summerall Died, So Here’s Him in an Iconic Packers Moment

Pat Summerall

Legendary broadcaster Pat Summerall died at the age of 82 on Tuesday. For most of us, Summerall was one half (the non-annoying and idiotic half) of the broadcast tandem that included John Madden.

Summerall also played for the Chicago Cardinals and New York Giants in the 1950s, when he was a kicker. His last professional game as a player was actually at Lambeau Field — the 1961 NFL Championship, in which the Green Bay Packers whitewashed the Giants 37-0.

Summerall, who started his broadcasting career in 1962, called 16 Super Bowls, including Super Bowl XXXI. As you probably know, that’s the game where Desmond Howard and the Packers handled the New England Patriots.

Of course, we went out looking for a legendary call featuring Summerall and the Packers. Unfortunately, his most famous call in a Packers game might be, “Young to Owens. Owens made the catch.” That happened with three seconds left in a 1998 NFC Wild Card game and you sure as hell don’t want to relive that.

So, instead, here’s the Super Bowl XXXI opening.

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Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

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8 Comments

  1. vj April 16, 2013

    The best at what he did! Loved to impersonate his vocal stylings!

  2. TyKoSteamboat April 16, 2013

    I always liked Summerall & couldn’t stand Madden.

    Annoying to hear Madden blubber over the Dallass Cowboys for all of the 1990’s.

  3. Carl with a "C" April 16, 2013

    I beg your pardon

  4. peted April 17, 2013

    thanks, is the entire game anywhere online?it’ s fun to remember these days.

  5. Nacho Libre April 17, 2013

    Madden and Summerall, the best duo NFL commentators.

    1. Shawn April 17, 2013

      Agreed, though listening to them do a Dallas game was nauseating.

  6. Mike R April 18, 2013

    That was freakin’ awesome, thanks for posting this!

  7. Steve April 21, 2013

    Summerall had the best football voice reminds me of playing Madden 64 back in 97!