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R.I.P. Don Meredith

The former Dallas Cowboy known as "Dandy Don" Meredith died last night after suffering for many years from emphysema. He was 72. Now I'm not a real sports nut, as you may know, so I know Meredith mostly for his iced tea commercials. But a quick search of the internet turned up some interesting facts. First of all, he was the original Dallas Cowboy..signing an agreement to play for them before the team even officially existed. He had a relatively short football career..retiring at age 31 because he said he had lost the desire to play. (He never unretired either, Brett). Meredith was an early announcer on Monday Night Football, but quit that in 1984. (Really, that long ago?) He also tried his hand at acting and was a regular on the TV show Police Story. And he starred in a 1976 TV movie  Banjo Hackett: Roamin' Free. (Shockingly, it is available on Amazon.com). Despite all of that, I'll always remember him for being a Lipton Tea Lover.

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12/06/2010 8:15AM
R.I.P. Don Meredith
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12/08/2010 7:10PM
Lisa
I started drinking Lipton Iced Tea because of Dandy Don's commercials. When Lipton discontinued my favorite kind about a year ago, I ditched Lipton for Snapple. Now that Don's gone, I feel like I need to come clean about that. :)
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