A goodbye to Dan Dierdorf

Posted by Darren Urban on January 11, 2014 – 8:30 am

Longtime NFL announcer and Hall of Fame Cardinals offensive lineman Dan Dierdorf will officially leave the game after 43 years today, when he analyzes the Patriots-Colts playoff game tonight in New England. You can check out a video of Dierdorf’s final thoughts right here. He talks about spending his entire adult life in pro football, 13 as a player and 30 as a broadcaster. To mark the occasion, the Cardinals took time to say goodbye with the ad below, which appeared in today’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper.

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11 Responses to “A goodbye to Dan Dierdorf”

  1. By Mike G on Jan 11, 2014 | Reply

    Hey Darren–Hope all is good! Looking forward to Dan’s last game tonight in New England. I always enjoyed his broadcasts. He was a good lineman for the Cards in the 1970’s– in fact the Card’s line during the mid to late 70’s was one of the best groups of all time. He called some big games in his broadcasting career and will be tough to replace.—– Also on an aside — it looks like Whiz is going to get a head coaching job next year–probably with Detroit–I would think. He has done well with Rivers this year and has proven he is a quality coach. Kind of rooting for him against Denver–Whiz has a knack for coming through in playoff games– as he has proven with Pitt and Arizona. Darren–I think Whiz is a good fit in Detroit–they have talent –they just need discipline which Whiz can provide. Do you think he can succeed there????

  2. By Darren Urban on Jan 11, 2014 | Reply

    Mike G —

    RE: Whiz/Detroit

    Makes sense to me.

  3. By John Niemeyer on Jan 11, 2014 | Reply

    Great player. Watched many games in Busch Stadium.

  4. By perry matherne on Jan 11, 2014 | Reply

    Hey Darren,he was one of the best.

  5. By clssylssy on Jan 12, 2014 | Reply

    Very nice gesture by the Cardinals Organization and thank you for sharing this with us. .Most fans these days don’t have a clue about the rich history of talented players, coaches and other personnel that came before and have contributed along the way. Of course, it always makes me proud when the Organization does something classy like this acknowledging the accomplishments and career of one of our own. Kudos to the Cardinals and Good Luck in retirement Dan Dierdorf!

  6. By joe67 on Jan 12, 2014 | Reply

    One thing no one seems to mention about Dan, he rarely missed a game, as best I can remember.
    Always seemed to be a good person along with being a great player.

  7. By joe.holst on Jan 12, 2014 | Reply

    Was the rock of some great St.Louis Cardinals o-lines and amazing announcer.

  8. By RED C on Jan 12, 2014 | Reply


  9. By Big Ken on Jan 12, 2014 | Reply

    Speaking of offensive linemen, I’d love to see the Cardinals sign free agent Roger Saffold of the St. Louis Rams. He’s plays guard or tackle.

  10. By ored on Jan 12, 2014 | Reply

    thinking we sign a lft.tackle free agent and draft one that can dominate the run blocking while he learns lft.tackle position,safety and cb depth,and someone to learn from docket.just with the returning injured,we should be better and i know keim finds a couple of studs in this draft.

    after watching the run games this weekend,it’s apparent we have our work cut out to reach their level,still liking hyde,the big bruising back from ohio st.,think he will be there rnd.two and will probably be cheaper than mendenhall.if not,the 1st two rounds have a lot of talent,think we’ll be fine whoever we take.

  11. By ored on Jan 13, 2014 | Reply

    had whiz figured for detroit also with an established qb,but with the titans he has the wokings of a good o-line and ground game,but his nemesis is back,question at qb.but i don’t think he landed in a bad spot.

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