Former CBS announcer Verne Lundquist connection to the City of Dallas

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  1. SportsAnalyzer

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    I was watching the Dec 10, 1989 Game at Vet on DVD between the Eagles and Cowboys and someone told me that Philly Fans throw snowballs at Vern Lundquist also on that because he is from Dallas?

    Anyone know anything about this?
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    Lundquist (born Laverne July 17, 1940 in Duluth, Minnesota) graduated from Austin High School in Austin, Texas before attending Texas Lutheran University (formerly Texas Lutheran College), where he also founded the Omega Tau Fraternity (ΩΤ) in 1958 before graduating in 1962.

    He began his broadcasting career as sports anchor for WFAA-TV in Dallas and in Austin, Texas for KTBC, as well as being the radio voice of the Dallas Cowboys. Lundquist joined the Cowboys Radio Network in 1973 and remained with the team until the 1984 season. He was paired with future (and now current) play-by-play man Brad Sham starting with the 1977 season, the year the Cowboys went 12-2 (winning the first eight games of the season) and capturing their 2nd NFL championship in Super Bowl XII.
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    Ok thanks, that explains why some of the snowballs were being thrown in his direction on that day.

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