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Share Your Memories of Larry Munson

The legendary voice of Georgia football died Sunday night at his home in Athens at the age of 89.

 

Larry Munson, whose legendary calls of University of Georgia football success echoed in the ears of the Bulldog Nation for four decades, died Sunday night in Athens.

Munson, 89, died at his home with complications from pneumonia, his son Michael told the University of Georgia athletics website. Funeral arrangements for Munson had not been determined as of Sunday night.

The beloved broadcaster was the “Voice of the Bulldogs” from 1966 to 2008, during which his passion for the Red-and-Black created some of the more memorable radio calls in college football history.

Some of the most memorable:
“Run Lindsay … Lindsay Scott, Lindsay Scott, Lindsay Scott” (1980 vs. Florida); “Again you guys, hunker down!” and  “Look at the sugar falling out of the sky.” (1982 vs. Auburn); “Oh, you Herschel Walker!” (1980 vs. Tennessee); “We just stepped on their face with a hobnailed boot and broke their nose.” (2001 vs. Tennessee).

Munson told Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Furman Bisher in 2005 that the “Lindsay Scott” and “Hobnailed Boot” were his favorite calls.

 

What's your favorite memory of Larry Munson?

Robert J. Nebel November 21, 2011 at 01:40 PM
I was never into college football even after all these years in the Southeast, but I always looked forward to Larry's morning commentary on WSB radio. Many of those essays included movie reviews. It was always fun to hear his take on films. He is a huge legend to many in this region and more importantly to the Athens area, the University of Georgia and its ball club.
Ground Chuck November 21, 2011 at 03:36 PM
There will never be another announcer like Larry Munson. With television taking over, the need for brilliant announcers for radio broadcasts has diminished. Larry was bigger than the game itself when there was no television, and simply was the best at describing what was occurring so vividly you didn't need to be there. More importantly, he was a "large square" on my "quilt of life." I first heard him call the N.C.State game in Athens in 1972 and was forever a Dawg fan after that. Charismatic and brilliant are the only words to describe his skills at announcing, and even his short stint announcing the Atlanta Falcons was memorable (e.g. Dion Sanders calls). I will always remember him and the thrills he brought to me growing up in Northwest Georgia as a big UGA fan and subsequent student in Athens. My best memory was talking with him at age 20 at Jackson Square in New Orleans prior to the Notre Dame Sugar Bowl game. What a thrill. RIP Larry Munson and thanks for the fond, fond memories.

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