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Behind the Broadcast: Summerall was a man of few words

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“Montana . . . Rice . . . touchdown, 49ers.” In a nutshell, that was Pat Summerall’s play-by-play call. Few words, maximum impact. It served him well during a 41-year broadcasting career. Summerall died Tuesday at the age of 82. He was the voice of NFL Sundays on CBS Sports and FOX Sports for nearly 30 years. Summerall was an easy listen because he didn’t need to scream over an exciting play, nor did he ever draw attention to ...


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