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Cowboys' Don Meredith dies after brain hemorrhage

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posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 11:53 AM
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – 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 family members were traveling to Santa Fe.

Meredith played for the Cowboys from 1960-1968, becoming the starting quarterback in 1965. While he never led the Cowboys to the Super Bowl, Meredith was one of the franchise's first stars.

news.yahoo.com...


It's been a long time since Don Meredith played football and he's probably best remembered by most folks today as the colorful announcer on Monday Night Football who'd sing "Turn out the lights. The party's over," when it was certain that one team or another had no chance of turning the game around.

It's a very sad day for the Cowboys and for those fans who remember football before it was the glitzy, showboat parade that it is today.
edit on 2010/12/6 by GradyPhilpott because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 12:01 PM
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What sad news


God Speed Don, God Speed.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 02:11 PM
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A very good man.There was no one who ever had a bad word to say about Don.

He NEVER played a home game outside of Texas.

High school,college and pro football were all Texas teams.




posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 04:24 PM
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That was very touching.



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