Larry Munson is 84 years old. He’s troubled by a variety of ailments. And he’s told The Macon Telegraph’s Josh Kendall that he’s “almost 50-50” on being in the broadcast booth for 2007.
… Munson, however, says he’s not so sure. His pace has slowed noticeably in the press box in recent years and is nearing a total stop now, he said.
“I can’t run, and I can’t walk,” he said. “I can’t use my hands; I can’t close my hands. It’s just so stupid.”
The new permanent 12-game regular season and increased number of night kickoffs make the season tougher on Munson, Smith said.
“After all these years, I suspect that Larry’s aches and pains are more intense now, and that probably causes him to fret a little bit more,” Smith said. “I suspect the reason he might be down, if he’s down, is he is thinking about that bus ride after that Alabama (road) game and that plane ride home after the Tennessee game.”
His retirement is something that most Georgia fans don’t want to contemplate, but is coming, nevertheless. I hope that Georgia finds a better replacement for Munson than Tennessee did for John Ward, another broadcasting legend.