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DICK VITALE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dick Vitale is a great person.

Susan Braun, Mike Brey, Dick Vitale, Tom Crean and Nick Saban during a press conference before the annual Dick Vitale Gala at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota Friday night. TIFFANY TOMPKINS-CONDIE/Bradenton Herald ESPN’s Dick Vitale is a polarizing figure as a basketball announcer.  You either love his energy and passion (like me) or dislike his long-windedness and purported Dukie...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale is an awesome human being

You can love or hate Dick Vitale as an announcer, but there’s no doubting his awesomeness away from the broadcast booth.  For years, Vitale has been spearheading the effort to raise money for The V Foundation for cancer research.  But it’s his latest act that may be the most heartwarming. Vitale made a vow to raise $250,000 in the memory of Lacey Holdsworth when she passed...
Via Awful Announcing
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale stars in Disney commercial

Is there a more positive man on the planet than Dick Vitale?  Even to his most ardent critics, Vitale is a never ending fountain of exuberance and enthusiasm.  So who else better within the Disney/ESPN corporate umbrella to sell Disney parks than Dickie V?  He loves these Disney parks even more than he loves Coach K babyyy!!! We could make Dick Vitale jokes all day, but could...
Via Awful Advertisements
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale calls UCLA basketball attendance humiliating

ESPN's excitable basketball commentator Dick Vitale did a conference call Wednesday and when the topic of Los Angeles basketball was broached, Vitale, unprompted, called out UCLA fans for poor attendance at Pauley Pavilion. "I see 5,000 fans at Pauley," Vitale said, "5,000 fans at a school and team of that caliber in Southern California, that's just humiliation...
Via Fox Sports West
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dickie V compares paid NCAA athletes to prostitutes

Arian Foster admitted that he took money during his senior year at Tennessee which isn’t all that surprising to anyone. However, Dick Vitale is OUTRAGED. So much so that he compared college athletes who take money to prostitutes that complain later: Who knew that Dickie V was so passionate about players making a little something? We have another case of someone thinking deleting...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss
BLOOPER REEL

Dick Vitale forgets he's doing live segment

When discussing the four different 5 vs. 12 NCAA Tournament matchups, Dick Vitale mixed up UNLV and New Mexico.  He started talking about a New Mexico-Cal matchup that isn’t going to happen before Reece Davis stopped him and let him know it was UNLV-Cal that would be playing.  Vitale paused and seemed to waiting for another hint to start the take over when Davis then pointed...
Via Diehardsport
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale Injured After Walking Into Plate-Glass Window

Legendary college basketball analyst Dick Vitale is awesome baby with a capital A, but now it seems that age may be catching up to Vitale. The Sportress Of Blogitude is reporting that Vitale suffered a small cut over his eye last night prior to calling the Michigan vs Ohio State game, after Vitale accidentally walked into a plate-glass window at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor. Vitale...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Vitale to call Final Four games - internationally

Dick Vitale will call Final Four games for the first time this year, when a voice synonymous with college basketball will be heard only outside the United States. ESPN announced Tuesday that the excitable announcer will work a semifinal and the championship for ESPN International. The telecasts go to 150 countries and territories across 35 broadcast networks in Latin America, Europe...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Kid in Wheelchair Rushes Court, Gets Trampled After NC State Beat Duke (Video)

So I saw this happen in real time and had to post it.  Dick Vitale was ranting at the end of the NC State vs. Duke game today about how he always worries about people getting hurt when charging the court after big wins.  NC State was at home against Duke today and beat them 84-76 for their first loss of the season.  Vitale started talking about the situation with about a minute...
Via Backyard Sports Blog
January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale partners with Wendy's

Brace yourself - Dick Vitale will be doing Wendy's commercials in the very near future. According to a recent article in Sports Business Daily, Wendy's has signed Vitale on to do television and radio commercials that will appear in seven cities, including New York, Boston and Philadelphia. Vitale will specifically be promoting the "Baconator" and the "Son of...
Via Awful Advertisements
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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