Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dick Lynch Remembered Today By Big Blue DFW

Dick Lynch #22 and former Defensive Back for New York Football Giants. Pro Bowl player in 1963, he led the NFL in INTS 1961 & 1963. Dick spent 50 years as a Pro Bowl Defensive Back and Radio Analyst with the New York Giants, died September 24, 2008. He was 72 when he passed. (April 29, 1936 - September 24, 2008)

You may or may not know, he was the color analyst for the New York Giants' radio broadcasts from 1967 to 2008. He was called by Neil Best, the Giants Phil Rizutto. He was known for awarding a player a Nat Sherman Cigar for a great play. Something Bob Papa still does on air. Dick always read out Birthdays on the air for Giants fans.

He was a great guy to meet. He loved talking Giants Football. He even offered Bob and me tickets to a game in Dallas because he was so excited to hear we would travel from Dallas to New York, Washington DC, and Houston to attend Giants games. He went so far as to even give us his home address. From that day on, every time he saw us... he took time to chat.

Salt of the Earth guy who lived for fans and for the Giants. A true Embassador for the New York Giants.

1 comment:

Touchdown Jesus says said...

1957 he scored the only touchdown in Notre Dame's 7-0 win over the University of Oklahoma that ended the Sooners' 47-game winning streak...Nice.