Ron Franklin passed earlier today

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by SabreHorn, Jan 18, 2022.

  1. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Great announcer, outstanding human being, adopted Longhorn particularly after his son Ron went to Texas.
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  2. LousianaHorn

    LousianaHorn Kabong

    He was a great announcer.............RIP

    LHABSOB 1,000+ Posts

    Awww damn. Loved Ron. RIP!
  4. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    Ron, Bill, Craig. We have been blessed with a long run of truly outstanding play by play guys.

    Ron will be missed.
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  5. HalRex

    HalRex 250+ Posts

  6. George Bailey

    George Bailey No beans in my chili, thank you

    Franklin was probably my favorite all-time announcer for the Horns. 'Campbell up the middle, at the 30, the 20, the 10. Count it off at 35 yds for Earl, 1st and goal!'
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  7. Vino Bevo

    Vino Bevo Wine - how classy people get drunk

    Loved him, and counted his voice on par with that of Keith Jackson when it came to college football in my mind. Love how he always called it "The Frank Erwin Special Events Center in Austin, Texas." He will be missed.

    RIP and Hook'Em :hookem:
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  8. HoffHorn

    HoffHorn 250+ Posts

    Ron = Master Class Announcing. RIP!
  9. dukesteer

    dukesteer 5,000+ Posts

    Hate to hear it. What a great voice.
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  10. MajorRules00

    MajorRules00 500+ Posts

  11. caryhorn

    caryhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Makes me sad. He was my favorite Longhorn announcer too. RIP
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  12. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    He was one of the best. RIP.
  13. IvanDiabloHorn

    IvanDiabloHorn 1,000+ Posts

    RIP. He was a great announcer. Always prepared and on top of the game.
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  14. Chinstrap

    Chinstrap 1,000+ Posts

    Class act!
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  15. FWHORN

    FWHORN 5,000+ Posts

    Sad news, RIP.
  16. earl77

    earl77 250+ Posts

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  17. Vino Bevo

    Vino Bevo Wine - how classy people get drunk

    Thanks for posting that - goosebumps.
  18. Texanne

    Texanne 5,000+ Posts

    I got to know Ron when I worked for McLane Company in the late 80s. He did the VO work on our training videos, and he was such a nice man. And he and I would talk football whenever we got the chance.
  19. Texanne

    Texanne 5,000+ Posts

    Goosebumps? Try shivers and tears.

    I’m a third generation Texas graduate. I'm proud to be an American, more proud of being a Texan, but most proud - and by great lengths - of being a Longhorn.
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  20. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Very sad. He was always my favorite announcer!

    RIP RF :hookem:
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  21. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

  22. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    I got to meet Ron a few times when I was working at the Daily Texan and another local sports pub in the early 90s. Fantastic announcer, and always seemed like a genuine down-to-earth guy.

    His calls of UT games are still my favorites.

    "Let's count it off..."
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  23. earl77

    earl77 250+ Posts

    "and we'll take it with them."
  24. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 10,000+ Posts

    One of my favorite announcers. R.I.P.
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  25. NRHorn

    NRHorn 1,000+ Posts

    Great memories of mine.
    I used to love Franklins games.
  26. HTownBevo

    HTownBevo 250+ Posts

    Legend indeed. Also radio voice for Houston Oilers with Ron Stone providing color on 740 AM KTRH.
  27. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

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  28. baoklhorn

    baoklhorn 1,000+ Posts

    If I am not mistaken, he commentated the 1990 " Electric Game" between Texas and Houston. Outstanding performance! Very much one of my favorite commentators RIP Ron
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