Aug 112015
Frank Gifford joins Howard Cosell and "Dandy" Don Meredith in that broadcast booth in the sky

Frank Gifford, the last surviving member of the greatest broadcast team in the history of American television (and the world in general), died Sunday. He was 84 years old. Frank was preceded in death by former ABC Monday Night Football booth-mates Howard Cosell (1995) and “Dandy” Don Meredith (2010). (I wrote about Meredith’s passing here. It remains […]

Dec 072010
Don Meredith: The Original Dallas Cowboy Could Play

“Outlined against a gray November sky, The Four Horsemen rode again Sunday in the Cotton Bowl. You remember their names: Death, Famine, Pestilence and Meredith.” That opening line—penned by Gary Cartwright of The Dallas Times Herald some time in the 1960s, after the Dallas Cowboys and their irrepressible quarterback Don Meredith had failed to acquit […]

Dec 072010

Don Meredith was listed at 6’3″, 210 pounds, but to a growing nation of football fan, he was bigger than life. Because of him and his ABC booth partners, Frank Gifford and Howard Cosell, the NFL experienced unprecedented growth during the 1970s. The game that had long labored under the giant shadow of Major League […]