DICK ENBERG RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dick Enberg, voice behind the UCLA dynasty, honored

LOS ANGELES >> UCLA honored Dick Enberg Thursday night, which makes them even. For 12 seasons Enberg honored UCLA basketball by narrating the exploits of Lew Alcindor, Bill Walton and the rest of John Wooden's ruthless college basketball tyrants. The games were on KTLA and were televised live on the road, tape delayed at home.
Via LA Daily News
14 days ago

Scott Van Pelt pays tribute to “titan” of broadcasting Dick Enberg

All the discussion of Vin Scully’s upcoming retirement has somewhat overshadowed other famed veteran TV baseball announcers also exiting after this season, such as the Houston Astros’ Bill Brown and the San Diego Padres’ Dick Enberg. Enberg, who has also worked for NBC, CBS and ESPN, has had a remarkable career and an impressive farewell tour in his own right, though. This...
Via Awful Announcing
September 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Listen: Padres broadcaster Dick Enberg chooses curious phrase to describe fat cat

Please forgive the predictable lede here, but… Oh, my! Phrasing, Dick Enberg. Check your phrasing, sir. Or maybe the veteran broadcaster knew exactly what he was saying during Tuesday night’s broadcast of the Padres-Giants game. At the tail end of a segment featuring pet pictures from Padres fans, Enberg noted the large size of a cat in the final photo shown before the top of...
Via Awful Announcing
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

San Diego makes stadium hype video in bid to keep Chargers

The Chargers are one of three NFL teams rumored to be interested in moving to Los Angeles. However, their current city isn’t ready to give up on them quite yet. San Diego leaders have put together a video outlining a new proposed stadium for the Chargers in the Mission Valley part of the city. Local sportscaster Dick Enberg narrated the video, which also highlights some non...
Via NESN.com
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Orsillo To Succeed Enberg In San Diego Padre Booth

(Getty Images)It didn't take long for Don Orsillo to land a new gig. According to multiple reports, the soon-to-be-former Red Sox broadcaster will succeed the legendary Dick Enberg as the voice of the San Diego Padres. Orsillo, who has been on NESN since 2001, was summarily fired by the "network"—a move that was met with scorn from a large share of the team's fan base. Reportedly...
Via FenwayNation
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Don Orsillo to replace Dick Enberg in San Diego

It’s been an emotional month for Don Orsillo. Ever since news leaked in August that he will not return as the TV voice of the Boston Red Sox, he’s been dead man walking at Fenway Park. Red Sox fans who have grown accustomed to his announcing over the last 15 years on NESN have come out in droves asking the network to keep Orsillo. There are no less than nine petitions at Change...
Via Awful Announcing
September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

'Oh, my!' Enberg says 2016 will be final year in Padres booth

SAN DIEGO — Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg says 2016 will be his final season as the primary play-by-play television voice of the San Diego Padres. The 80-year-old Enberg made the announcement just before the Padres played the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. He has been with the Padres since 2010. “In culminating 60 years of sports broadcasting, it has been a tremendous...
Via Associated Press
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dick Enberg Honored With the Ford C. Frick Award

It probably won’t happen this way, but when Dick Enberg is introduced at the Hall of Fame as the 39th winner of the Ford C. Frick Award, the deejay should replay Curt Gowdy’s opening line from the baseball portion of “The Naked Gun”: “Hello! l’m Curt Gowdy, along with Jim Palmer, Tim McCarver, Dick Vitale, […]
Via Fangraphs
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dick Enberg wins 2015 Ford C. Frick Award

The yearly winner of baseball’s Ford C. Frick Award, given to a broadcaster who has made major contributions to baseball, was announced on Wednesday, and the winner is a very familiar name to sports fans – current San Diego Padres play by play broadcaster Dick Enberg. Legendary broadcaster Dick Enberg of the @Padres wins @BaseballHall's Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting excellence...
Via Awful Announcing
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Haps – 7/10: World Cup Fan Earns Modeling Contract, Extended Trailer For ‘Sharknado 2′

What’s The Haps for July 10th? It pays to be hot, Cleveland fans making t-shirts to entice LeBron, Dick Enberg jumps the gun, a new Sharknado trailer, and more. The Links - World Cup fan scores modeling contract Well, she is dope… LeBron’s “FOR6IVEN” tees now on sale in Cleveland Sports are weird. Dick Enberg [&hellip No visits yet The post The Haps – 7/10: World...
Via No Coast Bias
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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