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Pat Summerall

John Madden and Pat Summerall were broadcast partners for over two decades, setting the standard and creating the model used in almost all current-day NFL television broadcasts.

It was a relationship that got off to an untidy start. In 1981, CBS paired the laid-back, revered Summerall with Madden, the former Super Bowl-winning head coach of the Oakland Raiders, who was known for his assertive, surly, plain-speaking manner.

I asked Summerall if he could imagine at the time ?how big a star Madden would become.

Tags: John Madden, NFL, NFL Network, Pat Summerall, Editorial Aside
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Pat Summerall shares a light moment with longtime broadcast partner, John Madden.

Even though Pat Summerall played only four of ten NFL seasons here in New York (1958-61), he will always be remembered as a Giant. He passed away yesterday at age 82 of cardiac arrest in his home town of Dallas.

Summerall will always be remembered for his key contributions to the great Giants teams of the late 50,s and early 60's.

Tags: New York Giants, New York Giants History, New York Giants News, NFL, Pat Summerall
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Pat Summerall, one of the legendary voices of the NFL and former New York Giant, has passed away at the age of 82.

Summerall played four years with the Giants as a kicker, from 1958-1961. As a Giant, he made 52.7% of his field goals and 98.6% of his extra point attempts.

Tags: FOX Sports, New York Giants, NFL on CBS, NFL on FOX, Pat Summerall
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