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Dick Vitale: That was impressive

Posted on: December 2, 2008 7:27 pm
Edited on: December 2, 2008 7:45 pm

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The most amazing thing just happened.

ESPN's Dick Vitale just walked into the press room before the Duke-Purdue game at Mackey Arena and loudly, cheerfully, made his way around the room, introducing himself to various writers. Maybe you remember my column on Vitale from March 2007, when I said he would get into the Hall of Fame "over my dead body." Well, he made it. And I'm still alive. Anyway ...

When he got around to meeting me in the press room, here's how it went down:

Him, hand extended: "Dick Vitale!"

Me, shaking his hand: "Gregg Doyel."

Him, putting his hands around my neck, jokingly: "You ripped me!"

Me, still being mock-choked: "I did."

Him: "Well, you weren't the first and you won't be the last."

Me: "No, but I was the best."

Him: "Maybe so, but ..."

And then he sat down and talked to me for 10 minutes. It was cordial, it was nice, it was a flabbergasting moment. One of the more impressive things I've ever seen.

I stand by my original column, by the way. But dadgum, Dick Vitale just impressed me.


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Since: Sep 1, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2008 12:07 am

Dick Vitale: That was impressive

Doyel...your just a pussy dude...Have you ever even touched a basketball? To make a statement that Dicky V would get into the Hall "over your dead body", as if he hadnt contributed anything to the game of college bball is just idiotic. Love him or hate him there is no commentator in all of sports with a more unique delivery than Dicky V. On top of that the dude is all class.. I wish Dicky V would have really choked you just for being ummmmm well, just for being Greg Doyel, the CBS village idiot.

Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2008 10:21 pm

Dick Vitale: That was impressive

You people ...

That's right. I just gave out a you people.


Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2008 10:14 pm

Dick Vitale: That was impressive

Vitale is in the Hall of Fame because he's nice, well-respected, great at what he does, and he is liked by fans and his peers. Basically, he's everything you aren't, Doyel.

Dick Vitale shows positive passion and enthusiasm for basketball, and all sports in general.

You're a piece of garbage hack. If I were Dickie V, I would have squeezed your neck until you passed least.

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2008 8:30 pm

Dick Vitale: That was impressive

Maybe you learned why Dick Vitale got into the Hall of Fame that day, Gregg.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2008 8:29 pm

Dick Vitale: That was impressive

Hey Doyel, you know why Vitale was cordial and nice?  It's because he's Dick Vitale, known and respected around college basketball, paid lots of money to broadcast games, and loved by college students around the country.  You?  You're Gregg Doyel.  Enough said.

Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2008 7:58 pm
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