“I’ve been very much a homer.”

Here’s a Munson clip I’d never had the pleasure of watching until Jerome from Decatur brought it to my attention yesterday.

Munson being a pessimist about Georgia football was one thing.  Being a pessimist about the Falcons… well, how could you not?

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14 responses to ““I’ve been very much a homer.”

  1. I miss him … the Damnedest of Damn Good Dawgs, and he never wore a Georgia uniform.

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    • rugbydawg79

      I had a pest control business in the 80’s and had Larry as a customer. I wish I had tape of me killing fire ants at his home, I know ya’ll can hear him now. “Man look at them coming out of there oh you are getting them now, Bruce you are really showing me something now” Priceless in my memories.

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      • Cheer wino69

        Haha! What a great memory, thanks for sharing!

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        • J

          I mowed lawns one summer and across from his house was one of our contracts. He came out and smoked on his porch once while I was cutting. I knew in his head he was watching me ‘the mower turns on a dime. Boy, he is really getting up a head of steam now’. This fire ant story confirms and .Ade my eve

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  2. BuffaloSpringfield

    We need more homers, seems the Dawg crowds has become more sophisticated and similar to the UNC “Whine and Cheese crowd” that Chapel Hill is renowned for.
    Parking along River Road, tailgating in all those parking lots. A lot has changed since the Munson years. I am sure he smiled down on the Rose Bowl and 2019 Sugar Bowl. He wouldn’t understand players sitting out bowl games, the portal, NIL. For these his gravelly voice would still be ringing in our ears as what in the name of God have the powers that be done to the game that he poured his heart and soul into for hundreds of Saturday’s and Sunday’s. As I remember the Munson time there was a few spectacles during recruiting but the mass business recruiting sites and rankings were not a necessity of his day. There was not the social media of today’s crazy athletes asking ya can I get 20,000 followers on Twitter anda Iama B com in’ to your school 4 certain’.
    I hope the fishing up there is great cause I don’t think the pessimist in Larry would have cared or saw the need to put his heart and soul in to explainOmg why we had 11 players decided or was asked not to go to the Sugar Bowl. He’d break another chair.

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    • Macallanlover

      True, he should be asking what the hell have we come to, and why. Pretty obvious, we should all be asking the same thing. Fucked up, but for some reason that doesn’t seem to bother many here. Doesn’t matter at this point, imo, clock is ticking.

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  3. 3rdandGrantham

    Damn I miss him. IMO, he and Gene Deckerhoff are the two best radio guys of all-time. TV? Keith Jackson.

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  4. I’m working on my Dawg audio highlights site & hope to have it ready in the next few days. Mostly Munson, of course, but I also have those famous Thilenius games.

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  5. Bigshot

    This and Dooley was what I was raised on. So yes, I’m pessimistic. Sure miss him!

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  6. Russ

    Munson was a huge homer but he still always told you what was going on. I really could “get the picture” when he was calling it. I miss him.

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  7. Classic City Canine

    Is that where “Get the Picture” comes from? I had no idea he actually broke a chair on the Lindsey Scott call. That’s epic!

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  8. BuffaloSpringfield

    A steel metal folding chair, I didn’t mean to but I broke it.

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  9. Imo, besides his actual voice and his color, the biggest difference between the Munson’s and everyone else is the “we” and “us” instead of “they” and “them”.

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