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RIP Dick Enberg (1935-2017)

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The legendary sportscaster died this morning in his suburban San Diego home, just 2 1/2 weeks shy of his 83rd birthday.

 

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/hall-fame-broadcaster-dick-enberg-dies-age-82/story?id=51947078

Edited by MadmanLA
SD Union Tribune reported he passed away in the morning

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No disrespect, but as soon as I read about his death on the ESPN crawler, my initial thought was his key saying...

 

 

Thank you, Mr. Enberg. Thank you.

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And who could forget his cameo in Heaven Can Wait?

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All jokes aside, here are some of my favorite calls of his...

 

 

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One of my favorite sportscasters of all-time, RIP Dick. I would definitely put him in my all-time top five play-by-play announcers, in no particular order:

 

Dick Enberg

Pat Summerall

Al Michaels 

Vin Scully

Marv Albert

 

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Dick Enberg never tried to put himself over and always seemed to enjoy watching sports and describing them, two qualities that are in shorter supply than they ought to be. I'm glad he had such a career.

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