Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ted Moore Passes Away

Ted Moore, the voice of the Green Bay Packers during the glory years in the 1960s and who made a memorable call in the famed Ice Bowl on Dec. 31, 1967, at Lambeau Field, has died. Moore died Friday at a health care facility in Brown Deer, apparently of heart failure, according to his son, Richard. He was 87.

Moore, blessed with a radio-friendly baritone, was a constant presence on the airwaves in his prime, calling games for the Packers, football and basketball games for the University of Wisconsin, and one year calling Marquette University basketball. He broadcast UW basketball for 22 years.

Moore spent 48 years in the radio and television broadcasting business. But he was best known for his work with the Packers. At the Ice Bowl, with the Packers trailing the Dallas Cowboys, 17-14, in the NFL Championship Game, Moore peered through a small unfrozen section of the press box window and called quarterback Bart Starr's sneak into the end zone. "The Green Bay Packers are going to be world champions, world champions for the third straight year," Moore yelled.

—The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel