Former Philadelphia Eagles player and "NFL on CBS" broadcaster Tom Brookshier died of cancer yesterday. It was Brookshier's unfortunate destiny to serve as Pat Summerall's sidekick before John Madden entered the booth and blotted out the sun, as it were... but Brookshier and Summerall made a great team, too. Here, they call Wilbert Montgomery's TD run in the 1980 NFC Championship game, Eagles vs. Cowboys:
Brookshier did three Super Bowls with Summerall, including SB XIV, Steelers vs. Rams, in January 1980:
Like Tony Kubek, Brookshier made up for an untrained voice with enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge. Pat and Tom will always be associated in my mind with those fall Sundays of my teen years.