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Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by GothamGator, Dec 10, 2013.
I didn't hear it again, but Dicky V is one of my favorite people in sports. I feel he truly loves the sport of basketball and I doubt for a second he plays favorites on purpose. Does he love the Duke fans, the big name players, the tradition of Kentucky...of course..and he should. Kids like Wiggins are special. Fans like Duke are special. The tradition of Kentucky, the pagentry of the field house...it's what makes CBB great. I've talked to him multiple times at Rays games(used to work at Trop when doing my Majors at UT). Guy is just the coolest person to talk to. He remembered my name, what I was getting my Masters in. He may have been all over Wiggins, but it's because Wiggins is a guy he can be excited to see in basketball and nothing more. He doesn't hate UF, he doesn't think UF isn't good. It's that Wiggins is great for CBB, and I guarantee you that excites him.
Sorry for rant..just think we are being a little hard on the guy.
that is a true statement. Actually, he said that florida used to do that but they don't anymore.
havent seen any complaints about Dick Vitale's mention of how good Chris Walker is. I believe he said something like "he'll be the best athlete in college basketball"
All Dickie V rants lead to Duke and Coach K.
IF you are still listening to Dick Vitale at this stage of his life and career, you have only your self to blame. Vitale failed in the NBA and utilized a failure with the Pistons and a knack for kissibg the butt of big name coaches into a Hall of Fame Plaque. Only in America.
Thanks. I had forgotten about that.
Pretty shameful for Dick to say that.
Agree with the OP and said as much in the game thread. He may be a great ambassador for the game, but listening to his schtick is increasingly tiresome. If you werent watching the game you would have barely known the Gators were playing. Just wish Musberger would send over his chaueffer and they could both cruise over to the charity circuit full time.
The charity circuit should be reserved for Diclie V. He makes P.T. Barnum seeem like a shrinking violet.
Soory, but he praised the Kansas players thru the whole game. You must have been watching a different channel.
I give him all the credit in the world for character. They is not my gripe with him. It is when is does not stick enough to reporting on the game, giving equal praise to both teams. He is getting difficult to listen to.
I heard that, but found it as ridiculous as saying that Patric should go to the NFL draft.
vaxcardinal, Why would anyone complain about any accurate comment that Vitale is still able to get out his overused mouth? I have not really heard DICKIE V say anything in years as I hit the mute button as soon as i see the mutt. I depend upon you guys to keep me current with the most recent absurdities.
I think mainly that the game was not a barn burner in general, Kansas started off hot and jumped to an early lead, and down the stretch they fouled again and again which leaves a lot of air time for the commentators to talk.
DV has heaped lots of praise on the Gators through the years in both basketball and football...and ACADEMICS. I remember the book signing he did at UF about 10 years ago...right in the middle he stood up and gave a very impressive talk top the students there about working hard and going after your passion. It was quite impromptu and poignant.
He is great for college sports. But not every game is going to be memorable. He is a great human being.
I agree with the OP. I was surprised at how biased he was for Kansas and how much he negatively recruited against UF during the game.
The guy should be used for EsPN commercials only, is a joke as a commentator and only detracts from the game, doesn't provide any real insight into the technical aspects of the game.
Way back in the day when ESPN was new and Dickie V hadn't hit his "sell by" date, some folks started getting pissed about his pumping up of programs run my Italian coaches (Valvano, Carneseca, Massamino (sp?), etc). Maybe BD should change his family name to Don Avani. :^)
It is a fact that you cannot spell penis without ESPN.
vitale does and has always sucked, provides no insight into game just verbally gropes certain players and programs