Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dick Vitale

I will admit that I have admired Dick Vitale's passion for college basketball, and I still do. But, sadly, I've reached a point where watching a game, where Vitale is color commentator, is reason to mute the sound and go to radio.

Vitale's "calling" of a game is about everything but the game. His shtick has grown tired. As an example of the lack of "X's and O's" coming from Dickie V, it wasn't until the second half that he even noticed that the University of Kansas was playing some triangle-and-two defense in their game against Kansas State tonight in Manhattan.

Vitale has been great for the game. An appearance by him always means a game has a bit more excitement. But, experiencing a Vitale broadcast has become more and more akin to the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard.

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