This is sensational. There may be no other announcer more impersonated than Dick Vitale. So to commemorate Dick Vitale's 35th year at ESPN, Bristol put together a video montage of 35 ESPN personalities paying tribute to Vitale. Many of them offered their best impression of Dickie V's unique way of speaking verrrry enthusiastically. From Vitale's college basketball co-workers to Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico to Tony Kornheiser and Sage Steele, just about anyone who's anyone at ESPN is here in this video to talk about the one and only Dick Vitale. Yes, this video is awesome baby with a capital "A", it's super scintillating sensational...
Best Impressions: Sean Farnham, Jay Bilas, Rece Davis, Bruce Pearl
Worst Impressions: Chris Fowler, Mike Ditka, Jon Gruden
Also, Dan Dakich is going to get in trouble for swearing during his tribute.
Congratulations to Dick Vitale on his 35th year. We have to thank him personally for his impact on this site, providing eye candy for scores of visitors on our Mount Rushmore.
@DickieV You’re honored because you’re selfless, Dick. Our world needs more people like you. **Glad to be in your state. Bring on SUNSHINE!
@DickieV well deserved Dickie V! Next time you are at the Broken Egg, breakfast is on me
@DickieV You deserve the recognition sir!
@awfulannouncing ESPN's first broadcast was Sept 7, 1979 ... How is that 35 years?
I can't believe Awful Announcing thinks this is sensational. Have they forgotten what this page really is? This whole thing is part of the reason we hate Espn. What's next? Maybe you'll show a replay of the Allen Iverson practice commercial and post it like its brilliant? It was AWFUL!!!
Sorry, but I can't listen to this guy's froggy voice anymore...babbling on about "diaper dandies" and PTPers." He's like Chris Berman...relying on the same old schtick for his entire career.
Ladies & Gentlemen, welcome to another edition of "Caustic Comment" with your host, Todd Ganser!! I think if you'd cut off Vitale's arms, he'd be a mute.
@awfulannouncing Hard to believe Dakich took the opportunity and made it about himself entirely.