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News: ESPN Reeves: Don Meredith left us wanting more

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    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Like any good performer, he knew how to make an entrance and how to make an exit
    [IMG] By Jim Reeves

    As Walt Garrison told the story on Dale Hansen's Sports Special on WFAA on Sunday night, the Cowboys' charter flight after a game sometime back in the late '60s had just dropped 300 feet in a violent storm, like an elevator in free fall, and big, tough NFL football players were screaming and crying left and right.

    Someone looked over at quarterback Don Meredith, who sat calmly reading a magazine, a cigarette in one hand and a scotch in the other.

    "Aren't you scared?" asked the player (some say it was linebacker D.D. Lewis).

    Replied Meredith, sipping his scotch, "It's been a good 'un, ain't it?"

    The story just about perfectly sums up the man who liked to tell his teammates to always remember their ABCs -- Always Be Cool.

    Read more from Reeves: http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/columns/story?columnist=reeves_jim&id=5891895

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