Monday, December 6, 2010

Don Meredith, 1938-2010. R.I.P.

Former NFL quarterback turned broadcaster Don Meredith died yesterday of a brain hemorrage. He was 72.

Nicknamed "Dandy Don", Meredith was the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys during most of the 1960s. However, Meredith is probably best known for his stints on the Monday Night Football broadcast crew with Howard Cossell and Frank Gifford from 1970-1973 and again from 1977-1984. In between those stints, Meredith also broadcast NFL games on NBC with Curt Gowdy.

I, however, remember him best as the spokesman for Lipton Tea. Here he is with Willard Scott in a spot for Lipton Sun Tea.

Well, turn out the lights, the party's over.

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