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Old 12-21-2017, 11:58 PM
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Default RIP Dick Enberg

Dead at 82. Great sportscaster until the end. "Oh my!"
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:19 AM
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Absolutely stunned by this news. Apparently whatever took his life happened quickly. He was found in his home with his bags packed ready to fly to Boston.

The voice of a generation...the Angels, the Rams, UCLA basketball, "The Sports Challenge" TV show, Tennis, the Olympics, the NFL, the Padres, College Basketball.

His like will never be seen again.
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Old 12-22-2017, 04:06 AM
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Absolutely stunned by this news. Apparently whatever took his life happened quickly. He was found in his home with his bags packed ready to fly to Boston.

The voice of a generation...the Angels, the Rams, UCLA basketball, "The Sports Challenge" TV show, Tennis, the Olympics, the NFL, the Padres, College Basketball.

His like will never be seen again.
I totally agree. He was one my favorites of all time. My favorite at Wimbledon.
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Old 12-22-2017, 07:43 AM
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Absolutely stunned by this news. Apparently whatever took his life happened quickly.

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Agree completely. RIP.
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Old 12-22-2017, 08:11 AM
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Two of my favorite Enberg lines.

During Super Bowl XX (Segueing into a commercial after a Reggie Phillips pick six, IIRC) "If this were a fight, they'd have to stop it."

On the U.S. team's entry during the Opening Ceremony for the Seoul Olympics:
"This team won't win any perfect tens for marching, that's for sure."
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Old 12-22-2017, 08:25 AM
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Dick Enberg (and Jay Bilas) called the Greatest College Basketball Game Ever -- Illinois v. Arizona (2005). Whenever I'm feeling bad about Illini sports (which is pretty frequent these days), I'll go back to listen to the last 8 minutes of that game.


R.I.P. to a true giant of sports casting.
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Old 12-22-2017, 09:14 AM
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Default Rest In Peace Dick Enberg

Enberg, Kubek, and Garagiola remains my all-time favorite non-Sox announcing teams.

Oh, My!
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Old 12-22-2017, 09:33 AM
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He never showed up on a flight to Boston and then was found dead at home (of an apparent heart attack) with his bags packed.
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2...aign=editorial

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When I was a kid growing up, some people wanted to be Luke Skywalker or Evel Knievel. One of the people I admired and wanted to be was Dick Enberg.

He did seemingly every sport (loved him on college basketball with Al McGuire and Billy Packer) and I remember listening to his call on TVS when ND beat UCLA in '74 to snap their 88-game winning streak. And he did the awesome "Sports Challenge" quiz show.

From what I've read, Enberg also was an excellent, kind man. I'm glad I was able to listen to him do Padres games on the MLB package the last few seasons.

RIP, Mr. Enberg. Thank you for your great calls. Peace and prayers to his family.
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Old 12-22-2017, 10:43 AM
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Dick Enberg (and Jay Bilas) called the Greatest College Basketball Game Ever -- Illinois v. Arizona (2005). Whenever I'm feeling bad about Illini sports (which is pretty frequent these days), I'll go back to listen to the last 8 minutes of that game.


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My family went the Easter vigil that night while I stayed home to watch. I regret nothing.
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Old 12-22-2017, 10:56 AM
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:02 PM
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He lived to a rip old age and went the way we all should go. He was here for the inaugural million for nbc, when horse racing was meaningful.
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Old 12-22-2017, 06:03 PM
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Enberg, Kubek, and Garagiola remains my all-time favorite non-Sox announcing teams.

Oh, My!
You must frequent the same places I do because I mentioned those three just this morning as being my favorites.
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Old 12-22-2017, 07:25 PM
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Let's not forget his cameo in Naked Gun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktE9ZYAV1C4
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Old 12-22-2017, 09:38 PM
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One of the greats from an era of pretty great broadcasters. We won't see the likes of him, Keith Jackson, Chris Schenkel, Jim McKay, Curt Gowdy, etc. again.
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