Selection Sunday can be a long day in Bristol with the hours of pre and post bracket coverage. Dick Vitale was in Greensboro to call the ACC Title game and then appeared later in the evening on ESPN's Bracketology show. So, we can forgive him for mixing up New Mexico and UNLV after a long day's work. After all, they both play in the Mountain West and if you live east of Denver you probably haven't seen either of them play an entire game this season.
The gold in this clip though isn't the mix up, it's Dickie V not realizing he was live on the air when it happened (at least he didn't swear like Lawrence Frank or The Rock or Lee Corso so ESPN dodged a bullet there). Rece Davis finally alerts him to the fact that he's currently live on national television and Vitale asks for a TO BABY!!! before going back into his analysis...
%s Interesting,in an interview on Tampa's 620 WDAE, DickieV said the hardest thing was live TV on selection Sunday. %s
@awfulannouncing Doesn't that happen with him every year with him on Selection Sunday?
Todd, this is the network that gives daily air to Skip Bayless. Embarrassment is not a known entity in Bristol.
Dukie V needs to hang it up. His act was tired and worn out 15 years ago.. At this point, he's a cliche and an embarrassment.
@awfulannouncing that whole episode was just so strange. Dickie V. might not have been joking about taking a nap. He was totally out of it!
@awfulannouncing Dickie V also had Michigan beating Kansas to go to Final four. Thats gonna be tough when the would meet in sweet 16.
@awfulannouncing are you seeing the graphics fiasco happening on ESPN right now?