Sam Freaking Spence

Sam Freaking Spence

Postby MatthewToy » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:35 am

Just found out via Twitter that he passed away. Love his contributions to NFL Films. He will be missed.
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Re: Sam Freaking Spence

Postby Reaser » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:39 am

Legend. Will listen to his work until the day I also expire.
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Re: Sam Freaking Spence

Postby Teo » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:00 am

I just woke this morning to hear the notice. Very sad. I read that he was living in Texas since his wife died in Munich a few years ago. He will be missed. I hear his music every day (no kidding, "Return of the Victors" is the tune of my cellphone, and "Headcracker Suite" is the tune of my alarm on the cellphone.
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Re: Sam Freaking Spence

Postby Reaser » Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:07 pm

Teo wrote:I hear his music every day (no kidding, "Return of the Victors" is the tune of my cellphone, and "Headcracker Suite" is the tune of my alarm on the cellphone.


That's funny. I never messed with the music on my cellphone until a couple years ago. Now I have Spence stuff for various ringtones and Robidoux for my cellphone alarm. When people call me they hear "Sprint Right" as the ringback, too.
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Re: Sam Freaking Spence

Postby JohnH19 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:01 am

I've been watching a lot of old TWIPF programs lately. The combination of Sam's unforgettable music along with the tremendous chemistry between Brookie and Pat made for one of the greatest television programs ever.
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Re: Sam Freaking Spence

Postby Retro Rider » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:30 am

JohnH19 wrote:I've been watching a lot of old TWIPF programs lately. The combination of Sam's unforgettable music along with the tremendous chemistry between Brookie and Pat made for one of the greatest television programs ever.


That is my favorite sports program ever and looking back I probably became a fan of the game because of it. I started watching TWIPF in 1971 at the age of 9. I loved the highlights, but combining those with Spence's music made it an irresistible viewing experience. During the season I would replay those film images in my mind over and over. I was devistated when TWIPF wasn't shown in the Seattle area during the 1975 season.

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Re: Sam Freaking Spence

Postby Todd Pence » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:26 pm

Funnily enough, I had "The Autumn Wind" theme stuck in my head all morning.
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