Yup, Dandy Don has passed on. The "fun" guy in the original Monday Night Football trio, he made a career out of razzing Cossel and feeding Frank Gifford some great lines. He was also instrumental in bringing Cossel down after he compared Alvin Garret of the Washington Redskins to a "little monkey". When enraged callers cut loose on Cossel, and he responded by denying making the statement, Meredith said, "we can rewatch the tape, Howard, you DID say it". A most treasured part of my early years of watching football. He will be missed.
"Turn out the lights......the party's over......"
"I ain't a boy, no I'm a man, and I believe in the Promised Land"
-Coming to the USA on January 20, 2009!