DICK VITALE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bill Walton and Dick Vitale called an NBA game and it sure was something special

Bill Walton and Dick Vitale certainly delivered during a rare appearance calling an NBA broadcast, depending on your interpretation of the word ‘delivered.’ ESPN held its annual crossover game, where selected college announcers got the chance to call an NBA game. Taking the microphone on ESPN’s broadcast of the Cavs-Pacers were Vitale, Walton, and Dave Pasch. As somewhat expected...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Walton tells story on-air of how he got Richard Jefferson suspended in college

Wednesday night’s ESPN broadcast of Dave Pasch, Bill Walton and Dick Vitale calling the NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers produced plenty of memorable moments, but the highlight may have been Walton sharing an unusual story about his connection to Cavs’ forward Richard Jefferson. Jefferson played at Arizona with Walton’s son Luke (now the Los...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Streaker storms court in NBA Finals Friday night

Late during the Golden State Warriors’ NBA Finals game four win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena, one fan made a pretty bold political statement. ABC cameras cut away as a man with “Trump Sucks” painted on his chest ran onto the court, and was taken down by a pretty spry security guard at mid-court. ABC did not show the streaker, as is generally policy in...
Via College Spun
June 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale met The Rock on the Ballers set; How was your Tuesday?

So how did you spend your Tuesday? Dick Vitale visited the set of HBO’s Ballers and made sure plenty of his fans knew about it, posting photos on Instagram and even streamed the occasion on Periscope for people to watch. Vitale even told us himself. Hey, wouldn’t you want all your family, friends and followers to see if you meant Dwayne Johnson in person? (If you’re pressed...
Via Awful Announcing
January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale Tweets Support For Premise That NCAA Should Leave Indianapolis, Move Events To Other States

College basketball analyst Dick Vitale is the most recent voice in the world of college sports to come out strongly against a new Indiana bill that would allow local businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers. The NCAA, which is headquartered in Indianapolis, the city which will host this year’s Final Four, has already expressed concern about the law, and many are calling...
Via College Spun
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale’s weirdest, wildest Selection Sunday moments

One of the great traditions of the revealing of the NCAA Tournament bracket is the annual bubble rant from Dick Vitale.  It seems that every year, Vitale becomes incredulous over one team (if not more) that have had their bubble popped.  It’s almost become a bit of a running joke to guess whose cause Vitale will champion each year. The annual tradition: Give your predictions...
Via Awful Announcing
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: Dick Vitale Is Wearing A Bunch Of Things On His Head While Hanging With Duke Students

Duke is about to square off with Syracuse at 7 p.m., and Dick Vitale is on the call as the color commentator for ESPN. Dickie V always seems to enjoy calling games at Cameron, and he’s having his customary fun hanging with Duke students beforehand.  Vitale posted several photos to his Instagram account tonight, each one showing him wearing something different on his head. Presumably...
Via College Spun
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale Makes It Clear That He Believes His Age Is The Reason He Was Taken Off Duke vs. UNC

Duke and UNC may have already played the first leg of their 2015 rivalry series, but the main topic of conversation regarding the affair still seems to center around the fact that ESPN commentator Dick Vitale was taken off of the call for the first time since 1979. Thursday night, Vitale, who has already expressed his frustration regarding the matter, suggested that his age plays...
Via College Spun
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Someone must not have told Jay Crawford about the Dick Vitale news

SportsCenter used calls from Dick Vitale throughout the years to promote the UNC-Duke game tonight.  And even though Dickie V is synonymous with the Tobacco Road rivalry, this year he won’t be announcing the game.  That didn’t stop SportsCenter anchor Jay Crawford from waxing poetic about Vitale saying, “There’s just something about Dick when he’s calling the Duke-North...
Via Awful Announcing
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale accidentally included an F-bomb in a tweet

We all know Dick Vitale has a tendency to get overexcited about stuff, and we were reminded of that when he made an embarrassing mistake on Twitter Saturday. All Dickie V. wanted to do was share a photo of himself meeting with two fans at a First Watch restaurant in Florida. Everything went fine when...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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