Damn. Just damn.
Larry Munson, the legendary voice of University of Georgia football will announce his retirement Monday night, three people familiar with the situation told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
We all knew it was coming. I just hoped it would be under more ideal circumstances.
Every Dawg fan has his or her particular moment when Munson first cast his spell. I fell in love with Larry listening to his incredible 1978 broadcast of the road game at Kentucky. I was at a party and remember joining people drifting away from the larger group to gather around a radio. The tension that Munson was able to create with his play by play became almost unbearable; the call of Rex Robinson kicking the winning field goal was cathartic. Lewis Grizzard later described Larry’s call of the game as “better than being there” and he was spot on with that.
I doubt this is the way Munson wants to go out, but as the saying goes, sometimes the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. In any event, I will be forever grateful for the way the man has enriched our lives for so many years. As an epitaph for his career, to say there will never be another one like him is a woeful understatement, but so be it. God bless you, sir.