Irv Cross Dead at 81

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  1. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    Irv Cross, a former NFL defensive back who became one of the cornerstones of The NFL Today in the 1970s, has died. He was 81.

    The Eagles announced his passing on Sunday night.

    Cross played for the Eagles from 1961 through 1965, and again in 1969. He spent 1966 through 1968 with the Rams. Cross was a two-time Pro Bowler, in 1964 and 1965.

    After his playing career ended, Cross became a broadcaster with CBS in 1971. Cross formed part of the legendary team that launched The NFL Today in 1975. The show became appointment viewing, with Cross joined by Brent Musburger and, eventually, Phyllis George and Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder.

    Cross worked on The NFL Today from 1975 through 1989. He received the Hall of Fame’s Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award in 2009.

    We extend our condolences to Irv’s family, friends, and colleagues.

    Very sad news. Another part of the happy childhood memories of football gone. RIP
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  2. DeaconBlues

    DeaconBlues M'Kevon

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    Damn. RIP, Mr. Cross.
  3. slick325

    slick325 Well-Known Member

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    R.I.P. He is part of my early memories of NFL football while he was with the NFL Today.
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  4. quickccc

    quickccc Well-Known Member

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    had no idea he was that old.
    Grew up watching NFL Today with Brent Muss, Jimmy the Greek and Irv Cross .

    RIP Irv...
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  5. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    RIP. I loved the old CBS NFL Today show. Never missed it before the game.
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  6. Air Force One

    Air Force One Well-Known Member

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    Oh man this really hits. So many memories. Thank you and RIP Mr. Cross.
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  7. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

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    81 is a good age. RIP......he was very good at his job.
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  8. Mcsports

    Mcsports Active Member

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    We was a chiseled statue of a man. Brings back lots of memories. He was a pioneer
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  9. Mannix

    Mannix Well-Known Member

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    Brent is the only one left...."You are lookin liiive!!!"
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  10. Westcoasthabsfan

    Westcoasthabsfan Well-Known Member

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    Grew up with him on The NFL Today....RIP Mr Cross
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  11. America's Cowboy

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    I used to enjoy growing up watching his sidelines commentary. RIP, Mr. Cross.
  12. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Irv Cross was so likeable, the direct opposie to Musberger, Bryant Gumbel and Chris Berman.
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  13. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Phyllis George and Jayne Kennedy kicked the bucket????
  14. Mannix

    Mannix Well-Known Member

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    -----Phyllis George and Jayne Kennedy kicked the bucket????

    Phyllis did....totally forgot about Jayne, who is alive.
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  15. BourbonBalz

    BourbonBalz Star4Ever

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    Two gorgeous women that were very good at their jobs. Kennedy’s eyes were mesmerizing.
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  16. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    This is becoming ridiculous.

    Our lives have become challenged as of late..... I'll assume we all could use a break without perusing the board and read "Dead........".

    Off Topic, please.
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  17. AtomicDog

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    I watched him as a kid. Part of my Sundays. RIP Mr. Cross
  18. JoeKing

    JoeKing Diehard Zone Supporter

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    Hard to believe he was 81. RIP Mr. Cross.
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    PAPPYDOG "Dak 666" Zone Supporter

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    R.I.P. Irv
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  20. AmericasTeam81

    AmericasTeam81 Well-Known Member

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    I love watching old nfl games from cbs on YouTube. NFL Today was a good team.
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