Monday, November 21, 2011

Farewell Larry Munson

The University of Georgia and UGA fans worldwide have lost an icon with the death of 89 year old Larry Munson, the legendary voice of Georgia football.

Whether you watched the Georgia games on television or listened on the radio, it was Larry's color commentary and voice that made you feel like you had a front row seats on the 50 yard line.

My favorite Munsonism comes from the UGA/Tennesse game in 1980, as Georgia beats the Vols thanks to a dramatic 16 yard run by Herschel Walker. Larry cheered and hollered: "Oh, you, Herschel Walker. My God Almighty, he ran right through two men....He drove right over orange shirts, just driving and running with those big thighs. My God, a freshman!" 

While Larry Munson may be gone, his plays and commentary will live on.  Here's a tribute to all his years of cheering on the dogs.

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