Turn out the lights, the party's over:
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Don Meredith, one of the most recognizable figures of the early Dallas Cowboys and an original member of ABC's "Monday Night Football" broadcast team, died Sunday. He was 72.
Meredith's wife, Susan, told The Associated Press on Monday her husband died in Santa Fe after suffering a brain hemorrhage and lapsing into a coma. She says a private graveside ceremony is being planned and that family members were traveling to Santa Fe.
I never paid much attention to the NFL until "Monday Night Football" came along, and I don't think anybody has come along since who can top the announcing team of Meredith, Howard Cosell and Frank Gifford.