With the NCAA tournament drawing rapidly to a close, it’s time we steel ourselves for the loss of one of the golden voices of the broadcasters’ booth.
It’s time we say goodbye to Dick Vitale.
When he’s in the booth, we find ourselves seduced by his mellifluous voice. When he’s on camera, we’re blinded by the glorious light that reflects off his chromed pate.
We thrill to hear him talk about anything and everything. No matter who’s on the court, whatever pops into his mind — Coach K, Wavy Lays potato chips, J.J. Redick, the New Beetle, Mike & Mike in the Morning, Digiorno pizza, the 1991 NCAA Championship game — is fair game, and we love to listen to him expound on it all.
Bow tie = sexy.
Unfortunately for us, Dickie V (as we like to call him) is married to his lovely wife Lorraine, with whom he has two daughters.
At least we have one more game together.