UGA: Legendary play-by-play man Larry Munson ‘recovering from respiratory infection’

Larry Munson doffs his cap to the crowd at Sanford Stadium during the Georgia Tech game in November of 2008. (AJC photo by Brant Sanderlin)

Larry Munson doffs his cap to the crowd at Sanford Stadium during the Georgia Tech game in November of 2008. (AJC photo by Brant Sanderlin)

Georgia has released a statement regarding the health of the Bulldogs’ legendary play-by-play voice Larry Munson.

From UGA spokesman Claude Felton:

“The family has asked me to convey that Larry Munson is recovering from a respiratory infection and is in stable condition.”

Munson, 89, permanently retired from calling Georgia games two games into the 2008 season due to declining health. He had stopped traveling to road games in the 2007 season. He was behind the mic for the Bulldogs for more than 40 years.

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Georgia Sports Report

September 16th, 2011
12:43 pm

Cobb Dawg

September 16th, 2011
12:43 pm

Get well soon Larry!

DawgJohn

September 16th, 2011
12:45 pm

We love you Larry! Get well!

GaDawg59

September 16th, 2011
12:45 pm

Larry is in our prayers. He will always be the voice of the Dawgs. I miss him saying “get the picture” and all of his sayings. He is as big of part of Dawg football as anyone.

Go Dawgs!!!

Saban

September 16th, 2011
12:49 pm

This is all because of Richt.

ga gator

September 16th, 2011
12:51 pm

As much as I hated the play with Lindsay Scott, it was and is one of my favorites of Larry’s calls. Get well.

Worm

September 16th, 2011
12:51 pm

Hunker down larry..I know you have a Birthday coming on the 28th of this month..It’s a shame, but I never take my radio to the stadium anymore..When Larry was there I felt “nekkid” without it..Godspeed

No, Saban...

September 16th, 2011
12:51 pm

…it is Bush’s fault…

bardawg

September 16th, 2011
12:51 pm

I wish Mr. Munson the very best and a speedy recovery. we’ll never forget al the great playcalling by the best announcer to EVER grace the microphone in college football!

iago's yoda

September 16th, 2011
12:53 pm

MY GOD – AN INFECTION!

Get well real soon, Larry. You’re still desperately needed.

Best wishes, Larry and family...

September 16th, 2011
12:54 pm

…Heal Larry,…Larry Munson, Larry Munson, Larry Munson…look at the healing pouring down from the sky…

Spanky

September 16th, 2011
12:54 pm

Godspeed, Larry! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

I know it’s alot to ask, but keep this conversation classy, k fellas?

Pat

September 16th, 2011
12:54 pm

Get well Larry! You’re the best of all time!

foxdog

September 16th, 2011
12:55 pm

Mr. Munson, hope you are up and around soon!!

jeff McDowell

September 16th, 2011
12:58 pm

Get well soon Mr.Munson…As for you Saban….Grow up…Are you a jerk everyday or just the ones that end in y….

Cookie Monster

September 16th, 2011
1:00 pm

Still miss Larry on the radio…”Loren, whaddya got??” Get well soon, Larry!!

Hollywould

September 16th, 2011
1:00 pm

Good luck Mr. Munson/ Auburn fan here but tried to never miss a ga. game on the radio/best announcer I ever heard. My bro-in-law now is from Penn st. area. When he got married down here
the reception was at nite and Auburn and Georgia were playing. Me and his dad( a huge Penn State fan) went to my car to hear a little of the game and have a stiff drink. After hearing Munson the old guy would not leave so we missed most of the reception. He said “this guy is the best I have ever heard” and he was around 70 years.

InsctInside

September 16th, 2011
1:00 pm

One of the “golden” play-by-play voices. Even as a a Tech fan, I loved his color and enthusiasm and his similes. He painted a great picture. Even though Ciraldo will always be my favorite, you can’t deny Larry’s greatness.

Honkie

September 16th, 2011
1:01 pm

“Look at the Sugar falling from the sky!!!” Hunker down & godspeed Larry. You are in our prayers & engrained forever in our memories of a greater time.

Frank Lane

September 16th, 2011
1:01 pm

Get Well Larry. We miss you.

knoxdawg

September 16th, 2011
1:02 pm

Miss hearing his call of a game every time they play. God bless Larry Munson w/ good health. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Prayers for Larry Munson — Peach Pundit

September 16th, 2011
1:02 pm

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Kingsfoil

September 16th, 2011
1:02 pm

This must be due to Richt. I mean, everything else is his fault, so this must be too. (for all you Richt haters, if you didn’t catch it, this is sarcasm)

Dbalcer

September 16th, 2011
1:02 pm

Praying for your recovery!! I know it would do him good to hear the stadium was sold out and full tomorrow to see the DAWGs play.

Kingsfoil

September 16th, 2011
1:03 pm

Enter your comments here. Well wishes, Larry.

CATERDAWG

September 16th, 2011
1:04 pm

There will never be another Larry Munson, the best that ever was or will be! GATA Larry.

ADMan

September 16th, 2011
1:07 pm

Larry…Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of the entire Bulldawg Nation…get well soon!

HM

September 16th, 2011
1:07 pm

Get well, Larry. GATA!!

Jane

September 16th, 2011
1:07 pm

Larry, you are the best get well soon.

parentpower

September 16th, 2011
1:08 pm

I hear he caught the infection from a hobbed-nailed boot that got him in the throat…

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September 16th, 2011
1:09 pm

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NOT A UGA FAN

September 16th, 2011
1:10 pm

I rememeber sitting in a high school parking lot waiting for my son to return from a cross country meed and listening to the UGA/Tennessee game and Larry declare “We just kicked them in the face with a hob-nailed boot!”. Can’t help but like someone who can come up with that on the spur of the moment. Not a fan of the team (I actually AM a Volunteer fan), but best wishes Larry for a quick recovery….

Mayo

September 16th, 2011
1:11 pm

Hunker it down, Larry! Get well and God Bless you.

Mayo

September 16th, 2011
1:12 pm

And by the way, God how we miss you!

NOMO

September 16th, 2011
1:13 pm

crusher

September 16th, 2011
1:14 pm

Larry, We’re praying for you. Miss hearing you on Saturday…………

southgeorgiadawg

September 16th, 2011
1:15 pm

hunker down one more time big dawg. praying you are better soon. wuffwuffwuff.

jawga boy

September 16th, 2011
1:15 pm

If you don’t get out of the hospital soon Larry, “There’ll be some property damage in Athens tonite”.

JT

September 16th, 2011
1:16 pm

Anybody else notice that Dawgs swoon has has coincided with Larry’s retirement? Got bushwacked by Bama in the first game without Larry and the program hasn’t been the same since. Get well Larry and get back to booth!

BraveDawg

September 16th, 2011
1:16 pm

Get well Larry, I miss you so much! Your the greatest ther ever was. Even when the dawgs struggled you made it entertaining. You were a homer and i loved it! I love my dawgs but they lost something when you retired. Coincidents? I don”t no? Get well Larry.

StubbornThing

September 16th, 2011
1:16 pm

No, Saban…,

I don’t get the ‘It’s Bush’s fault’ comment. What do you mean?

John Ward

September 16th, 2011
1:16 pm

This is great news, I thought Munson had died years ago. Good to hear he’s still around, feel better soon

Blue Ridge Top Dawg

September 16th, 2011
1:17 pm

My God a freshman…. Bulldog nation praying for ya Larry!

DAWG ONE

September 16th, 2011
1:18 pm

Larry,

All DAWGS will never forget the thrills you brought us through your excitement! Wish you the very best and I am sure if I said that wish included 92,700 of your closest friends, I would be way short of the real number. That is only a stadium full but no stadium will ever hold a million! So on behalf of millions, “get well soon and show that Bulldog spirit in doing so”. You are missed!

Phillip Fulmer

September 16th, 2011
1:18 pm

I guess he got hit in the chest with a hob-nailed boot

football guy

September 16th, 2011
1:19 pm

Saturday afternoon with Larry Munson doing the play by play, it just doesnt get any better than that. Get well to a living legend!!!!

Loran

September 16th, 2011
1:20 pm

Larry, whatayagot? Well get well soon!

BG

September 16th, 2011
1:21 pm

Get well Larry.

CAHopkins

September 16th, 2011
1:21 pm

There is only one Larry Munson. We just love Larry.

rtsr

September 16th, 2011
1:23 pm

Can’t help but look at the time lines between Larry’s slow down and eventual retirement from the booth and the bulldogs regression during this same period…