In the world of really sad news, broadcasting icon Dick Enberg has passed away at the age of 82. Dick Enberg, the Hall of Fame broadcaster was most known for his call, “Oh my!” The man was amazing, If there was a major sporting event and a famous call, he made it. From the 1968 college basketball game known as the ‘Game of the Century’ between UCLA and Houston to Super Bowl XXIII Montana to Taylor to win the game in the final seconds, from Wimbledon to the 1979 NCAA College basketball championship between Michigan St. and Indiana St. and Magic Johnson and Larry Bird that put college basketball on the map forever, Dick Enberg did it all. Enberg called 8 Super Bowls, the Olympics, the NFL, Tennis, Baseball, college basketball. He could call your kid’s 5th grade soccer game and make it sound like the most exciting sporting event ever. The man had a gift. Dick Enberg will be missed, he is the last of a dying breed of broadcasting icons. Rest in peace and OH MY, thank you for the memories!!!
Legendary sports broadcaster and former Padres play-by-play announcer Dick Enberg died Thursday morning at his La Jolla home, said his wife, Barbara. He was 82.
Barbara Enberg said the family found out later in the day after Dick Enberg failed to get off a flight in Boston, where they were scheduled to meet. She said her husband appeared to be waiting for a car that was set to shuttle him to San Diego International Airport for a 6:30 a.m. flight.
“He was dressed with his bags packed at the door,” she said. “We think it was a heart attack.”
Enberg defined versatility as a broadcaster, covering 28 Wimbledon tournaments, 10 Super Bowls and eight NCAA basketball title games as the play-by-play voice of the UCLA Bruins during their dynasty-building run.
Enberg was one of America’s most beloved sports broadcasters, with his versatile voice spanning the world on networks such as NBC, CBS and ESPN. In all, he covered 28 Wimbledons, 10 Super Bowls and eight NCAA men’s basketball title games, including the Magic Johnson-Larry Bird showdown in 1979.
His work was celebrated with a host of honors, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award (2015), the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Rozelle Award (1999) and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Gowdy Award (1995). He won 13 Sports Emmy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and UCLA named its media center in Pauley Pavilion after Enberg this year.
Most recently, Enberg had served as the primary play-by-play television voice of the San Diego Padres, retiring in 2016 after seven seasons with the team.
“Baseball,” he said then, “has been in my DNA from the time I was in diapers.”
The Padres released a statement Thursday night.
“We are immensely saddened by the sudden and unexpected passing of legendary broadcaster Dick Enberg,” the statement read. “Dick was an institution in the industry for 60 years and we were lucky enough to have his iconic voice behind the microphone for Padres games for nearly a decade. On behalf of our entire organization, we send our deepest condolences to his wife, Barbara, and the entire Enberg family.”
IMAGINE THAT, AN ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN HAS THE LIBERAL MSM TURN ON THEM AND NOW THEY CAN EMPATHIZE WITH TRUMP?
As reported at The Hill, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) stated that he had a “newfound empathy” for President Donald Trump after the MSM that had been so kind to him in the past, turned on him as he received his own brand of fake new coverage. The fake news charge was in reference to the so-called “Corker kickback” that was alleged by the liberal MSM and the LEFT. Of course it was false and categorically denied by Sen. Corker. But what else would you expect the LEFT to do but lie? However, it is better late than never that Corker, who has feuded with Trump over the past year, that Corker now knows what it feels like to walk for one second in the shoes of President Donald Trump. Maybe Republicans, especially RINO’s and establishment Republicans will now understand where the MSM’s allegiance really lay.
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Thursday he has “newfound empathy” for President Trump after a report he benefited from a provision in the final GOP tax bill went viral.
“I told (Trump) that I’d had a healthy respect for the media and I deal with them all the time, and, you know, to attack the media has not been something I’ve done,” Corker said on Fox News.
“I’ve never ever in my life used the work ‘fake news’ until today. I actually understand what it is the president has been dealing with,” he continued.
Corker was responding to a story first reported by International Business Times and picked up by other outlets that a provision added to the tax bill during the reconciliation process would directly benefit those with real estate holdings, like Corker.
Corker said he was unaware of the provision, and said it was included in the House version of the bill then included in the final version submitted from a conference committee.
Corker said he spoke with Trump on Wednesday about his “newfound empathy” for the president, who has frequently singled out news outlets for their reporting and labeled them “fake news.”
“He just mentioned that he’d been dealing with this for over a year, and look, I’m sorry I’ve witnessed it firsthand, it is not good,” Corker said. “I know other people have witnessed the same. I have a newfound empathy for what he and others have been dealing with this in this regard.”
Laura Ingraham discusses the liberal media and their bias against President Donald Trump …
The media bias has been against Trump from the outset, what is going to happen when the people start to pay attention again and look at ISIS caliphate destroyed, the economy, the jobs, tax cuts and driving black and Hispanic unemployment to all-time lows isn’t a good thing, what is?
AND ANOTHER …
Variety is reporting that PBS has suspended late-night talk show “Tavis Smiley” amid misconduct allegations. This is the second PBS host in as many months to be accused of sexual misconduct. PBS cut ties with longtime host Charlie Rose in November over allegations he sexually harassed several women. According to Variety sources, the investigation found credible allegations that Smiley had engaged in sexual relationships with multiple subordinates.
PBS has suspended late-night talk show “Tavis Smiley” amid misconduct allegations against its host and namesake.
“Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of ‘Tavis Smiley,’ produced by TS Media, an independent production company,” the public broadcaster said. “PBS engaged an outside law firm to conduct an investigation immediately after learning of troubling allegations regarding Mr. Smiley. This investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. Smiley. The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS, and the totality of this information led to today’s decision.”
Sources close to the production told Variety that PBS hired attorney Sarah Taylor Wirtz of the firm MSK to oversee an investigation into Smiley’s behavior after receiving allegations of misconduct by Smiley, who hosts and produces the talk show. Wirtz declined Variety‘s request for comment. According to sources, MSK took reports from 10 witnesses, a mix of men and women of different races and employment levels in Smiley’s organization, most of them former staffers.
The investigation found credible allegations that Smiley had engaged in sexual relationships with multiple subordinates, sources said. Some witnesses interviewed expressed concern that their employment status was linked to the status of a sexual relationship with Smiley. In general, witnesses described Smiley as creating a verbally abusive and threatening environment that went beyond what could be expected in a typical high-pressure work environment. Several expressed concerns about retaliation.
On the eve of the 15th season and 3,000th episode of my nightly talk show, I was as shocked as anyone else by PBS’ announcement today. Variety knew before I did.
I have the utmost respect for women and celebrate the courage of those who have come forth to tell their truth. To be clear, I have never groped, coerced, or exposed myself inappropriately to any workplace colleague in my entire broadcast career, covering 6 networks over 30 years.
Never. Ever. Never.
PBS launched a so-called investigation of me without ever informing me. I learned of the investigation when former staffers started contacting me to share the uncomfortable experience of receiving a phone call from a stranger asking whether, I had ever done anything to make them uncomfortable, and if they could provide other names of persons to call. After 14 seasons, that’s how I learned of this inquiry, from the streets.
Only after being threatened with a lawsuit, did PBS investigators reluctantly agree to interview me for three hours.
If having a consensual relationship with a colleague years ago is the stuff that leads to this kind of public humiliation and personal destruction, heaven help us.
Sean Hannity 12/5/2017: The Mueller Deep State Witch Hunt … Hillary Clinton Double Standard and Trump-hating FBI Agent Peter Strzok (VIDEO)
THIS IS UNREAL HOW CORRUPT THE FBI IS AND WAS …
Watch and learn and you will begin to see how all the pieces fit together. The fix was in from the start with the Hillary Clinton investigation and subversive, Trump haters in the FBI paved the way for the current Mueller witch hunt. Sorry, Mueller’s investigation has zero credibility at this point. Maybe it is the FBI, James Comey and Mueller who need to be investigation for obstruction of justice, collusion, covering up and corruption?