12.06.2010

Oh, No: Turn Out The Lights


The great Don Meredith has died.

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Possible Sports Trifecta....Ron Santo, Dandy Don and ??????

Anonymous said...

Man, that guy lived life to the fullest. Way to go, Dandy Don!

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

"Turn out the lights, the party's over!"

He was the first Cowboy I can remember from my childhood. And, he was the first Cowboy to gain national exposure through his stint on MNF. Great homespun humor

Yea red...yea blue! SMU smoo smoo!

Anonymous said...

Man, am I REALLY depressed now!

Anonymous said...

He was actually the first Cowboy. He signed before the team was officially a team.

Watched him play in the Cotton Bowl many times.

RIP, Dandy Don.

RPM said...

I'll always remember the story of Meredith and Cosell getting loaded at at Philly game and setting Keith Jackson's pants on fire.

Dandy Don, you will be missed.

Anonymous said...

He loved to pester him some Howard Cosell

Anonymous said...

Loved him as the quarterback, and really loved him on MNF--those were the golden years, for sure.

Anonymous said...

On Dec. 21, 2012 there will be no need to turn out the lights, the party's over!

Anonymous said...

Just listened to a story about him from another great Cowboy player Walt Garrison on Dale Hansen's report last. Their plane was in bad weather and bouncing around and everyone was screaming "we are going to die" he was sitting back relaxing with a smoke and drinking some whiskey and one player asked "aren't you scare we are going to die" and he replied with a laid back look "its been one helluva of a ride". He will be missed!

Anonymous said...

"North Dallas Forty"

Isn't that the book that was "supposedly" Meredith's role with the C'boys?
Was a very interesting book if you have not read it. Very interesting look into the life of a pro player

Anonymous said...

I've always thought he was the previous quarterback that Romo reminded me the most of. Roger was great. Danny White was great (though too often forgotten). Troy was great. Tony is good. But you will never convince me that Don Meredith wasn't the greatest quarterback the Cowboys have ever had. He did more with less, and he called his own plays.

CT said...

ditto ont he story last night with Walt Garrison and Dale Hanson...RIP Dandy Don

Anonymous said...

11:40 careful,you're cuttin in on my territory but I did enjoy your observation.