Georgia Bulldogs football legend Larry Munson is dead at the age of 89, claimed by pneumonia complications. The former Dawgs play-by-play announcer, and the program's biggest cheerleader, provided one of the Southeast's most enduring and recognizable voices for more than 40 years. He'll be remembered as a broadcaster who cared at least as much as his listeners did and one who captured the essence of his audience about as well as can be done.
You should read the obits put together by Tony Barnhart, Seth Emerson, and Paul Westerdawg, and here are some instant reactions from Georgia fans, current and former players, and voices from around college football and Georgia sports.
@hlong73 Prayers go out to the Munson family. Damn good dawg. RIP.
@WesDurham Tonight I have lost a friend, our business has lost an icon and Georgia has lost a legend. God bless Larry Munson. Prayers to his family.
@DrewBut13r "So we'll try to kick one a hundred thousand miles...."
@coachmarkfox We lost a damn good dawg today. RIP Larry Munson.
@langwhitaker I hope they allow hobnail boots in heaven. RIP Larry Munson.
@crob45 In shock about Larry Munson right now
@JeffSchultzAJC When I moved to Atlanta 22 years ago, I didn't get Larry Munson attraction. Didn't take long before I changed my mind. He was Georgia.
@mikemoore5star rip larry munson. will be forever remembered by the uga faithful.
@ajcbraves Oh, man, just heard about Larry Munson. RIP, Mr. Munson. One of the giants. Truly part of the fabric of UGA and Georgia, period.
@wattsdantzler RIP LM.. One of the greatest dawgs to ever live. Ton of my childhood was spent watching games on tv with my dad, tv muted and the radio on
@RealVoiceofHawk Words not enough for me right now about Larry. I am very sad.
@aewsome No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no. No. No. No. No. No. NO NO NO.
@GenoSacks R.I.P to Larry Munson.
@ChaseGoodbread RIP Larry Munson. Best. Voice. Ever.
@ajcuga From Athens broadcaster Jeff Dantzler: "His name is on the Mt Rushmore of Georgia Bulldogs. Forever the voice of the Dogs."
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