The sports world lost another icon in recent days with the passing of “Dandy” Don Meredith.
While my father could no doubt tell you about Meredith as a player on the football field for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960s, my memories of “Dandy” Don were as an announcer, primarily as part of the original Monday Night Football crew.
In fact, I would have to say some of my earliest memories of watching football were with Meredith, Howard Cosell and Frank Gifford calling the action on Monday nights in the fall. During this time, Monday Night Football was something special. While I enjoy having football on every night of the week now, (it’s true, you can watch some type of game every night live during the fall) at the time Monday Night Football was something unique and Meredith was a big part of the successful formula on the ABC broadcasts.
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