Vitale: Trump’s speech “filled with lies,” might write in Coach K

ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale is known for his enthusiasm about basketball, charitable fundraising, concerts and movies, but he’s also apparently very into fact-checking political speeches. On Friday, Vitale tweeted a link to a USA Today article fact-checking Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention speech from Thursday night, and commented on it in typical...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee great Candace Parker shares handwritten recruiting note from Pat Summitt

Legendary Tennessee Lady Vols head coach Pat Summitt passed away earlier today at the age of 64, after being diagnosed with early onset dementia in 2012. The internet is full of great tributes today, including those from President Barack Obama and fellow Tennessee legend Peyton Manning. Now, Candace Parker, one of Summitt’s best players, has tweeted a photo of a handwritten recruiting...
Via College Spun
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith: I could have gotten O.J. Simpson convicted

In the wide world of hot sports takes, no one brings it quite like ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. The winner of our “Most Annoying People In Sports Media” bracket may have had an all-time great moment - even by his own lofty standards - on Monday morning morning when discussing the O.J. Simpson trial, which has leapt back into public consciousness with FX’s fantastic American Crime...
Via College Spun
June 13, 2016  |  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

ESPN extends Dick Vitale through the 2018-19 season

ESPN has announced that 77 year old Dick Vitale has signed a new contract extension that will take him through the 2018-19 season. It adds one more year to his contact. It will take Vitale to his 40th season on the networks of ESPN. Vitale joined the Worldwide Leader in its very first year in 1979-80. According to the official announcement, Vitale will be assigned to many of the...
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June 09, 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...
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January 27, 2016  |  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...
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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
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February 08, 2015  |  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. I know you've got...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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