Hall of Fame coach and legendary broadcaster John Madden gave a heartfelt speech at the memorial service for Pat Summerall on Saturday. The two worked games together for 22 years.
"He is the voice of the NFL," Madden said. "To me, he wasn't a braggart. To me, he was John Wayne."
Madden, who's been known to ramble at times, said he could hear Summerall's voice, "Brevity, brevity, brevity" in his head, during his speech. The two friends have said goodbye twice before -- during their final game together on CBS and during their final game as a broadcast team on Fox after Super Bowl XXXVI.
"This is the third goodbye. The toughest," Madden struggled to say. "Goodbye, Pat. Rest in peace. I love you."
Follow Kareem Copeland on Twitter @kareemcopeland.