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.
@notthefakeSVP RIP Larry Hunker down A young
@cbfowler and a legendary call. Google hobnail boot as well youtube.com/watch?v=OXQSAx...
@edsbs "WE JUST STEPPED ON THEIR FACE WITH A HOBNAIL BOOT AND BROKE THEIR NOSE." youtube.com/watch?v=JFzYJ0...
@aaronmurray11 The greatest to ever call a football game has passed... we love you Larry Munson
@BillShanks: Here is Munson's best play-by-play series IMO - bit.ly/vHyMjp" •••Truly, a classic. Wow. •••
@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.
@BobRathbunTV So long friend. As long as the Dawgs snap a football, you will be with us. Thanks for the memories.
@mikemoore5star rip larry munson. will be forever remembered by the uga faithful.
@JohnIsner RIP Larry Munson. Damn good dawg.
@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.
@Rex_Robinson5 If you happen to remember me, Larry Munson is the reason why. Thanks Larry...
#RIP #DGD #Dawgs
@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.
@KrisDurham16 Sad to hear about a UGA legend passing. Rest in Peace Mr. Munson.
@MarkArum Amen. RT
@briandarby @MarkArum I picture Skip Caray, Ernie Johnson Sr, and Larry Munson sitting around a table in Heaven having a drink.
@SECPRGuy Long before games were on TV, radio broadcasters painted picture for us. Their call made it like we were watching the action.
@richarddeitsch The great Larry Munson has passed, a sports broadcasting legend in the South. Make sure you click on video:bit.ly/vs1Rxf
@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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