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Dick Vitale Live Tweeted Billy Joel Concert

Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

By Joe Lucia, Awful Announcing Billy Joel performed a concert on Friday night in at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Of course, noted Tampa Bay area res...

ESPN Celebrates 35 Years Of Dick Vitale With Impressions

Posted 12.10.2013 | Sports

To celebrate iconic college basketball broadcaster Dick Vitale's 35th year on the air at ESPN, the network had several of his colleagues do their best...

Dickie V Compares NFL Star To Prostitute

Posted 09.21.2013 | Sports

ESPN's Dick Vitale found himself embroiled in a social media controversy on Friday after comparing Houston Texans running back Arian Foster to a prost...

Dick V. Gets Awkward Baby!

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.07.2013 | Sports

Tony Paker's improbable, game-sealing shot against the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals was certifiably "awesome, baby." But Dick Vitale's react...

Dickie V Approaches $10 Million Milestone

AP | MARK LONG | Posted 07.16.2013 | Sports

Dick Vitale's fight against cancer is nearing a major milestone. Vitale expects to top the $10 million mark with his eighth annual cele...

The Worldwide Leader In Enthusiasm Reaches The Final Four

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.06.2013 | Sports

The 1979 NCAA Tournament, which culminated in a matchup between Magic Johnson's Michigan State and an upstart Indiana State Sycamores squad led by Lar...

Dick Vitale and Cinderella

Ken Fallin | Posted 05.10.2013 | Arts
Ken Fallin

2013-03-11-20130310DickVitale0001balloneThe drawing of Dick Vitale was fun. He has a great and expressive face, with wonderful features. I am especially inspired by eyes. A lot of caricaturist go for the nose, but the eyes do it for me.

Celeb Watch: Dick Vitale for Wendy's; Heidi Klum for Carl's Jr.

BurgerBusiness | Posted 04.22.2013 | Taste
BurgerBusiness

"It's the bacon, baby!" will be Wendy's new mantra in a campaign with high-decibel announcer loudmouth Dick Vitale touting the double-patty Baconator burger.

Dribbling Toward Extinction

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Stu Kreisman

Other than the few weeks in March when we care more about our betting pools than actual teams, who is going to give a hoot about the college basketball regular season?

Wow! Dick Vitale Struck By Foul Ball

Michael Klopman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

ESPN's Dick Vitale was struck in the ribs by a sharply-hit foul ball during Thursday's game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays in To...

Final Four a Perfect Fit

EllynAnne Geisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
EllynAnne Geisel

My family is certifiably sports crazy. A testosterone trio, they relate through baseball's statistics, Hail Mary passes, 140-mph serves, the World Wrestling Federation and college basketball.

Kolloen: In Praise of Bobby Knight the Announcer

Eric Angevine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Eric Angevine

Seth Kolloen has been watching Bobby Knight announce college basketball games this year, and he says his opinion on Knight as announcer is a radical change from his opinion of Knight the coach.

Bill O'Reilly Rips Obama's Final Four Picks: "Concerns About Administration Growing"

The Sportsman's Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
The Sportsman's Daily

Fox News TV personality Billl O'Reilly, who knows a thing or two about rage (both populist and personal), lit into the President's picks, calling them "reckless, irresponsible, transparently phony and ill-timed."

Vitale: Count On Tar Heels To Cut Down The Nets

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Hey, do you think there's some big time screaming going on in State College, Pa.? This is my 30th year at ESPN, and trust me, every year the scene pl...

Basketball Hall of Fame Ignores Its True Pioneers

Dan Klores | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Klores

Reitred basketball coach Bobby Knight may be the single biggest bully and self absorbed bore in the history of the game. The evidence of this is no more glaring than at Friday's Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

Sports on TV Better with the Sound Off

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hollander

Enough with the announcers; we'll take our own journey and become an informed and engaged sports viewership that doesn't need escalating audio-visual effects to enjoy what it's watching.