Friday, November 22, 2013

Dan Dierdorf Retiring

Dan Dierdorf is hanging it up. From Radio Online...

Former St. Louis Cardinals offensive tackle and veteran radio and TV NFL football analyst Dan Dierdorf has announced his retirement, effective at the end of the 2013 NFL season. Dierdorf began his broadcasting career at CBS Radio's Talk KMOX-AM before becoming an investor in crosstown CH Holdings Sports/Talk KTRS-AM/St. Louis in 1998. The former "Monday Night Football" announcer and Football Hall-of-Famer also handled mornings on KTRS. Currently in his second stint as a NFL analyst for CBS-TV, Dierdorf was honored with the Pro Football Hall Of Fame's Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award in 2008.

Clearly, whoever replaces him will have to start every sentence with the word clearly, or there will be an immediate clearly shortage. Clearly I should be able to get past that verbal tick and appreciate his pretty good football analysis, but clearly I hear only the word clearly when he speaks. But in fairness, he says it clearly.