Monday, August 10, 2015

RIP Frank Gifford

Sad news over the weekend. Former football great and MNF announcer Frank Gifford has passed away. He was 84 years old. (Photo: 1960 Topps Football Card)

I will always remember Frank as one of the announcers who delivered the most painful news of my childhood--the death of John Lennon. He and Howard Cosell reported the news in the middle of a Monday Night Football game.

I've read a lot of the tributes to Frank, but here's an article that wasn't mentioned by any of them. It's an excerpt from the book about Johnny Carson, and it's called: The Night Johnny Carson Found Out His Wife Was Banging Frank Gifford.