Monday, December 6, 2010

RIP "Dandy" Don Meredith, 1938-2010

If you are a sportscaster at heart, which, many of you may not know this, I am, you know the history of Monday Night Football.

That history involves "Dandy" Don Meredith and Howard Cosell. Their back-and-forths on MNF were oftentimes more entertaining than the games. He was also famous for singing "Turn Out the Lights" before the end of the games in his awful singing voice as well as some very interesting lines.

Meredith was also a key in the early franchise history of the Dallas Cowboys. He was tough, tenacious and hard-nosed. "Dandy" Don retired from football and entered the broadcast booth.

He died yesterday of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 72. Here's to you "Dandy" Don. Make sure you "Turn Out The Lights" before you go!

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