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NFL Pro and CBS Broadcaster Tom Brookshier Dead at 78

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 1st 2010 5:28PM
tom_brookshier_philadelphia_eaglesIf you're old enough to remember before the merger between the NFL and the AFL, or if you're a Philly football fan, the name Tom Brookshier is a familiar one for you. Philly fans will remember Tom as a hard-hitting defensive back and part of the 1960 Philadelphia Eagle championship team.

But for the mainstream NFL fan, Tom Brookshier was the sideman to Pat Summerall before John Madden. That was when the NFC was on CBS, and Summerall and Brookshier were the top broadcasting team.

On Friday night, January 29, Tom Brookshier succumbed to cancer at the age of 78. At his hospital bedside when he died were his wife, Barbara, and his partner for so many years, Pat Summerall.

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Joseph "Patrick" Cranshaw dead at 86

by Keith McDuffee, posted Dec 31st 2005 8:20PM
patrick
cranshawLooks like we need to add another one to Jonathan's list from earlier this week. Known primarily for his role as Blue in the recent comedy movie "Old School", Patrick Cranshaw has passed away at the ripe age of 86. Besides appearing in several other movies, Cranshaw also made recurring appearances in the television shows Alice, Mork & Mindy, The Ted Knight Show and Dukes of Hazzard. No obituary of Cranshaw's is complete without the phrase: "You're my boy, Blue!"

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Cheese makes Piven angry

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 22nd 2005 12:18PM
Jeremy PivenEntourage leads the list of TV shows I haven't gotten around to watching yet, but I've been a big fan of Jeremy Piven since One Crazy Summer, Grosse Pointe Blank and Cupid. He gives an interview to Channel Guide magazine where he discusses everything. Well, not everything. There's nothing about nuclear physics or knitting in the interview, but he does talk about Old School, why he doesn't have his own entourage, and why yelling "cheese" at him makes him really angry. 

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