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December 03, 2013

Verne Lundquist equates 2013 Iron Bowl to 1986 Masters

Posted at 1:37 PM by Coleman McDowell | Categories: 1986 Masters, Verne Lundquist

"Chris Davis! No flags! Auburn! An answered prayer!"

Not quite as catchy as his 'Yes Sir!' but CBS Sports' Verne Lundquist above call of the Auburn-Alabama football game has still been replayed nonstop on every sports network since the epic Iron Bowl conclusion on Saturday night. 

After a few days to reflect on the moment, the 73-year-old broadcasting legend told Newsday's Neil Best that the 2013 Iron Bowl is now equal to the 1986 Masters as the best sporting event he has seen in his 31-year career.

"For 27 years, having experienced [Jack] Nicklaus winning at Augusta in '86, I have been consistent and I've always said that that was the single greatest sporting event I've ever seen. This one is right up there equal to it. And that takes into consideration a lot of different events that I've been lucky enough to be a part of. To have something extraordinary like this happen so late in my career is unbelievable to me."

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