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Dick Vitale

Dick Vitale

Not long ago, I watched a men’s college basketball game on ESPN Classic. It was a 1983 ACC tournament semi-final between North Carolina State and North Carolina.

There were several elements of the re-broadcast that interested me. I noticed that the uniforms have changed since then, with the shorts becoming longer. It was also nice to see N.C. State coach Jim Valvano in his prime and Michael Jordan before he became legendary.

However, in my opinion the most intriguing aspect of the game was the performance of announcer Dick Vitale. He actually sounded like a normal human being! This was before he had adopted his over-the-top style of calling basketball games.

Evidently, Dickie V. at some point made the decision to make some major changes in his delivery, becoming much more exuberant and excitable. The rest, as they say, is history.  His chosen style has helped him become one of the most recognized sports broadcasters on the planet.

Not everyone needs such a complete makeover. Some do, however.

Just ask Saul of Tarsus.

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