Skip to comments.'Dandy' Don Meredith dies at 72
Posted on 12/06/2010 1:15:51 PM PST by Loud Mime
Don Meredith, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback who served as a folksy foil for Howard Cosell on ABC's ''Monday Night Football'' and helped carve out the niche for colorful ex-athlete broadcasters, has died. ''Dandy Don,'' as he was known, was 72.
Meredith's wife, Susan, told The Associated Press her husband died Sunday in Santa Fe after suffering a brain hemorrhage and lapsing into a coma. She and her daughter were at Meredith's side when he died.
''He was the best there was,'' she said Monday, describing him as kind, warm and funny. ''We lost a good one.''
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Turn out the lights, the party’s over.
So long Dandaroo. Now riding that Wabash Cannonball in the sky.
Interesting. They slightly changed the text
I remember Don’s laughter during one MNF game. Vince Evans was TERRIBLE, he threw interceptions and fumbled the ball away. After Evans was replaced and the Bears started to gain yardage under their new QB, the crowd started chanting “We Want Evans!”
Even Gifford had trouble with the laughter.
....and my search turned up nothing. arrgh.
|Cowboys' Don Meredith dies after brain hemorrhage ^
AP/Breitbart ^ | 11-6-10 | Susan Montoya Bryan
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Don Meredith, one of the most recognizable figures of the early Dallas Cowboys and an original member of ABC's "Monday Night Football" broadcast team, died Sunday. He was 72. Meredith's wife, Susan, told The Associated Press on Monday her husband died in Santa Fe after suffering a brain hemorrhage and lapsing into a coma. She and her daughter were at Meredith's side when he died. "He was the best there was," she said, describing him as kind, warm and funny. "We lost a good one." She said a private graveside service was being planned and that...
|Legendary Cowboys, SMU quarterback Don Meredith dies ^
The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 6, 2010 | Bras Townsend
Don Meredith, the Dallas Cowboys and SMU quarterback and Monday Night Football icon, died Sunday evening in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 72. Meredith died at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, a hospital spokesman confirmed this morning. The Meredith family's attorney, Lisa Fine Moses, said his wife, Susan, and daughter Mary were at his side. Meredith had battled emphysema in recent years and suffered a minor stroke in 2004.
His role on MNF made it easy to forget just how good of a quarterback he was.
I remember the TV camera turned to some kid sitting in the almost stands at an Oilers game, when they were getting pummeled. When he saw the camera was on him he very calmly flipped the bird to all the Monday Night Football viewers. Meridth said something like, “He’s just saying the Oilers are number one!”
Rest in peace Dandy Don Meredith.
I lost a brother to this same problem when he was only fifty. But ya know, if you're gonna go by something, this is a truly painless way to go.
Gosh I feel old!
My favorite story about Dandy Don when led the Cowboys to win over the Redskins almost the length of field with no timeouts and a punctured lung.
Hayes was enshrined in the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor in 2001 and was selected for induction in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009."
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