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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Larry Munson!

It is that Damn Good Dawg's birthday, and Dawgsports.com will have tons of great stuff today to celebrate.

A snippet:
My primary memory of Munson isn't really a game or a call, as with some many it's kind of hard to pick just one (like ice cream). My biggest memory of Munson is listening to a game that was only on the radio in the mid 90s (95 at Ole Miss I think), with my mother and her parents. My grandfather, who unfortunately was a Florida Gator fan, disliked Munson because of his homeristic calls. At that point, my adolescent self informed my grandfather just who Munson was speaking to, and it wasn't him. The man was a DGD, talking to other DGDs, and there will never be another like him. Thank you Larry for all you've done for the Bulldogs, and for all the memories and happiness you've given me. Happy Birthday Sir, I hope it's a great one.

2 comments:

  1. My favorite is Herschel Walker's first touchdown run in Neyland Stadium at Knoxville

    “We hand it off to Herschel. There’s a hole. Five, 10, 12. He’s running over people. Oh, you Herschel Walker! My God Almighty! He ran right through two men. Herschel ran right over two men. They had him dead away inside the 9. Herschel Walker went 16 yards. He drove right over orange shirts just driving and running with those big thighs. My God, a freshman!”

    I was at that game listening to Munson on the radio drinking Maker’s Mark and Coca-Cola

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  2. Hobnail boot, among many others, I've heard both live or in clips as I grew up, are the ones that stand out to me. Listening to Munson, angry if it didn't sync with the TV feed because their announcers were Craig James , Tim McCarver, or some other unlistenable abomination and we muted them to listen to Munson. But the Hobnail boot stands out, for where I was as much as his call, which is just the soundtrack to that movie in my mind. Or his going through a steel chair, and "some property destroyed tonight", just everything. It's like ice cream, so much is so good, I can't pick one out of the plethora of goodness as "better"; they're all great.

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