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Mr. Steal Your Girl: The Legendary Verne Lundquist Tells The Story Of How He Met His Wife While She Was On A Date With Somebody Else

On today's Pardon My Take... VERNE LUNDQUIST! The legendary broadcaster joined Mr. Cat and Mr. Commenter on today's show to talk about his Hall of Fame career, his favorite calls, the Kick 6, and much more.

But the topic that we are going to dive into today actually has nothing to do with sports or broadcasting. In fact, we got an incredible story from Verne regarding his love life.

Let's set the scene: the year is 1980, and Lundquist is recently divorced. He's sitting at a bar, when a man who recognizes him from being on local television introduces himself. I'll let Verne finish his story...


Verne Lundquist: Mr. Steal Your Girl! An absolute legend in the broadcast booth, and an absolute legend with his game on the dance floor. This is an incredible story told by one of the best sports storytellers we have ever witnessed. 

I do wonder what this guy, Raymond, thought when he got back from the bathroom on this blind date. He was trying to make a good first impression with Nancy (soon to be Lundquist), but he truly never had a shot. That's because Verne was there to take care of business. 44 years later, they are still going strong.