More on Munson

— If you haven’t heard, for a memorial service the school is planning “a small ceremony”… at Sanford Stadium.

— Buck Belue’s first glimpse of Larry was certainly memorable.

“He was a legendary guy even when I was a kid,” said Belue, quarterback of Georgia’s 1980 national championship team. “I remember it was 1970 or ‘71 and my grandmother, ‘Mama Sarah,’ lived in White Columns right there on the corner of Baxter and Milledge [in Athens]. They were having the homecoming parade and I’ll never forget when Munson came by.

“He was in the back of a convertible. He had a cigar in one hand, a Budweiser in the other and cheerleaders sitting on either side of him. I asked my Dad, ‘Who’s that?’ Right then, two women streakers ran by right in front of him. That was my first recollection of Munson, that homecoming parade.”

— And don’t miss Joe Posnanski’s moving tribute here.

This, too.


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19 responses to “More on Munson

  1. Chopdawg

    Really liked Posnanski’s column. I’ve got a bunch of Munson clips, and some of his greatest stuff comes from games that Georgia didn’t win (’78 Auburn, ’87 Clemson). He lived and died with his DAWGS, just like his listeners did; but the best thing about him was, he was still able to paint “the picture” throughout the entire game, never let his love for GA get in the way of presenting each football game as it actually was. Best football radio play-by-play broadcaster of all time.


    • His call of the ’94 Vandy disaster was epic. Hell…his call of the 2000 GT game was great, too. “They are running over us like we’re Maryland or Wake Forest or something.” That’s as good as it gets for painting a picture.

      But that Vandy game where he talked about what the clock was doing to us was so vivid. The worst part of that disaster was the Vandy running back going for 200 yards. The kid was blind in 1 eye and Munson said something like,….”This blind kid is running wild on us.” LMAO!


  2. Bad m

    I’m sad.


  3. ScoutDawg

    A Man among men…


  4. Irishdawg

    Georgia Sports Blog has a link to stingtalk’s reaction. I have never seen a bigger bunch of cocksuckers than Tech fans. I hope that whole goddam campus gets destroyed by the Kraken


    • Silver Creek Dawg

      Were we REALLY that classless as a fanbase when Al Ciraldo died?

      If we were, then I guess we’re getting no less than we deserve. But I’d bet we weren’t.


      • Sanford222View

        I seriously doubt any UGA message boards or blogs even mentioned Al Ciraldo’s death when it happened. Is that classless? I don’t think so I think it is just lack of interest.


  5. Go Dawgs!

    The Dalton Daily Citizen has made an upgrade at columnist. The new guy’s thoughts on Munson are quite eloquent.


  6. Nate Dawg

    Man all this stuff is awesome but I’m sooo sad…I can’t stop tearing up…
    Can we please hate on tech somemore??
    That stingtalk crap pisses me off…


  7. Nate

    That’s the only decent thing Luckovich has ever done. And it sums up my feelings perfectly. Also, fuck Tech. Fuck ’em hard.


  8. Keese

    Senator, care to impart any of your fond memories of Larry? Any interesting recollections?


    • Weirdly, I probably have fewer than most, because I’ve never taken a radio to games.

      As I’ve mentioned, his call of the ’78 Kentucky game has had a lasting effect on me, but it seems like I’ve attended almost every game since then that generated a big call, with the exception of the Hobnail Boot – and for that I have to admit I was screaming so loud when it happened that I drowned out much of that.

      Over his last 10-15 years, I heard him more during the pre-game shows than during the games. For me, it’s more like he’s the voice of what Georgia football games sound like, starting back in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s when you couldn’t count on the Dawgs being on TV. And I can’t think about his work on the weekly call-in shows without smiling.


  9. Bryant Denny

    My only encounter with Mr. Munson came in 1994 (I think) while driving back from Starkville after we played State. I remember turning the dial trying to find a CFB game and encountering Munson call the Dawgs. If can’t remember who y’all played or whether or not you won, but it was incredible.

    Senator, call me stupid, but does your tagline have anything to do with Munson?