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Photos: Jameis Winston Is Supporting The Tampa Bay Lightning, Hanging Out With Dick Vitale

Legendary college basketball broadcaster Dick Vitale is a mainstay in his home town of Tampa Bay, so naturally he’s supporting the Lightning in their quest for the Stanley Cup. He’s watching tonight’s game with the city’s newest sports superstar—former Florida State quarterback and Buccaneers No. 1 pick Jameis Winston. Winston has quickly adopted the Lightning as his team...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale surprises radio producer on his birthday

Dick Vitale did something pretty cool for a Kansas City radio producer who does an impression of him. Earlier this week, Ben Heisler of 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City celebrated his birthday, and his coworkers got Vitale to call into the show Heisler produces (The Drive) to wish him a happy birthday. Heisler also showed off his Vitale impression, leading to a humorous back and...
Via Awful Announcing
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale Calls Geno Auriemma’s Rant On Men’s Basketball “A Joke”

For decades now, ESPN analyst Dick Vitale has been an ambassador for men’s college basketball. Thursday, he came to the sport’s defense on Twitter regarding UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma’s recent statements. Wednesday, while discussing his squad’s upcoming Final Four contest with Maryland, he delved a bit into the men’s game, claiming it’s “behind the...
Via College Spun
April 02, 2015  |  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

Was Dick Vitale not wearing pants during ESPN appearance?

Dick Vitale makes scheduled appearances on SportsCenter during the NCAA Tournament, and most of the time it appears like he is sitting at his home in Florida or some sort of private office. Does that mean he has the luxury of not having to wear pants? Shortly before his ESPN appearance on Sunday night, Vitale...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 23, 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

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 opens up about not calling Duke-North Carolina for the first time

Yesterday we told you about the news that Dick Vitale would not be commentating the Duke-UNC game tomorrow night for the first time in his ESPN tenure.  Instead, it’ll be the Saturday primetime duo of Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas.  Vitale is an ESPN original, working at the network since their first year in 1979.  And although the news isn’t that big of a surprise given Jay Bilas...
Via Awful Announcing
February 17, 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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