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R.I.P. Sports Director Sandy Grossman

2 April 2014 10:06 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The eight-time Sports Emmy winner was a regular in the truck during NFL games called by the popular announcing duo of Pat Summerall and John Madden. Sandy Grossman has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 78. He spent 21 seasons with Summerall and Madden, first at CBS and later at Fox. Said Fox Sports President: “Sandy was part of the original heart and soul of Fox Sports. He was a brilliant director and a thoughtful colleague. He mentored many of us here and throughout the sports TV industry, and we learned more from him than he could imagine.” The Newark, NJ, native’s credits include directing 10 Super Bowls — more than anyone else — along with 18 NBA Finals and five Stanley Cup Finals. He also was in the director’s chair for coverage of multiple Olympics. »


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Sports TV Director Sandy Grossman Dies at 78

2 April 2014 7:29 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Legendary TV sports director Sandy Grossman has died after a long bout with cancer. He was 78. The eight-time Emmy winner directed 21 seasons of NFL coverage fronted by analyst John Madden and play-by-play man Pat Summerall for CBS and Fox. He came to Fox from CBS with Madden and Summerall for the 1994 season, when Fox first got Nfc rights -- a major boon for the network. Grossman directed a record 10 Super Bowls -- seven for CBS and three for Fox -- five Stanley Cup Finals for Fox and 18 NBA Finals for CBS during his career.  Photos: Hollywood's

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