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.”
ONE FOR THE THUMB …
The New England Patriots are once again Super Bowl Champions!!! New England QB Tom Brady lead the Patriots last night in the greatest come back victory in Super Bowl history. Down 25 points in the third quarter, 28-3, it looked all but over.At least that what Atlanta and their fans thought. Enter Tom Brady, the GOAT!!! The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28 in the first overtime game in Super Bowl history. The discussion is over, Tom Brady is the greatest quarter back of all time, end of story. Brady passed for a SB record 466 yards, a record 43 completions, a record 62 attempts and wins a record 4th Super Bowl MVP. Brady is like a fibe wine, he gets better with age.
The Patriots stand once again on top of the NFL pinnacle with their 5th Lombardi trophy and 2 in the last 3 years.
Brady led the Patriots back from deficits of 21-0 and 28-3 with a throw-early, throw-late approach as the Patriots roared back to win Super Bowl LI 34-28 in the first overtime game in Super Bowl history. Entering Sunday, no team had won the Super Bowl after trailing by more than 10 points.
Brady was named the game’s MVP. It was the fourth time — an NFL record — he had earned MVP honors, having won the award in 2001, 2003 and 2014.
“He’s the best ever,” Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said. “There’s no flinch in Tom.”
“They’re all special,” Brady said. “This is an incredible team. I’m just happy to be a part of it.”
Brady finished 43-for-62, the most attempts in Super Bowl history, for 466 yards and two touchdowns. His 466 yards passing are also a Super Bowl record, surpassing the 414 yards Kurt Warner had 17 years ago.
The Game Winning Drive in OT
WOW, THAT’S 4 HOURS OF MY LIFE I WILL NEVER GET BACK …
The Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers tonight in Super Bowl 50 by a score of 24-10. The Broncos scored a TD late in the fourth quarter to seal the deal. In fact, it was the Broncos only offensive touch down of the game, set up by a fumble recover by their defense on the 4 yard line. The Broncos #1 defense shut down Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers as at times they looked clueless on offensive. Making matters worse, Carolina could not hang on to the ball and fumbled any chance they had of winning the game. However, I can honestly say I have never seen a worse offense on a Super Bowl winning team.
Unfortunately this game was marred from the outset by the referees. But why should the Super Bowl be any different than the rest of the season where we saw witness to terrible calls that changed the outcomes of games. Super Bowl 50 was no different. Just before Super Bowl MVP’s Von Miller’s strip sack of Cam Newton that lead to a Denver TD, the refs and the refs doing the reviews blew a call big time that set the mood of the entire game as Denver was quickly up 10-0 in the first quarter. Watch the VIDEO of the catch HERE. However, upon further review, the Carolina receiver caught the ball and it should have been a first down. Who knew one had to perfectly catch the ball without bobbling it. Note to refs and the foll in the replay booth . THE BALL NEVER HIT THE GROUND. Had this play been properly called, the Panthers would have had the ball at their 39 yard line and the momentum. Instead, the call is botched and on the very next play, Newton is strip sacked and a Denver TD. One might also want to question the defensive holding flags that were thrown against the Broncos and then picked up. Hmm. And then the defensive holding or was it mugging by the Broncos DB’s, and yet those were not called. However, when it was the Patriots playing the Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, some how the refs saw fit to call those penalties. Imagine that?
Note to replay refs, that would be the players hand under the ball, it never hit the ground
The Broncos set a record in their victory, its the first time ever a winning team had less than 200 yards of total offense. One might say that Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense was offensive as well. The Broncos only managed to muster 194 yards of total offense. Manning was 13-23, 104 net yards, 1 interception, 1 fumble and a QB rating of 56.6. In other words, the Denver Broncos won in spite of Manning. Sorry, Manning’s numbers look more like that of Baltimore Raven’s QB Trent Dilfer, who everyone refers to as a game manager. You have to go all the way back to Super Bowl IX to find when a team had fewer passing yards than the Broncos did today in a victory. However, the Pittsburgh Steelers ran wild that day and it was more of a running league back then as well. The Steelers ended with 333 total yards and 17 first downs as opposed to the 194 total yards and 11 first downs by Denver.
Congrats to the Denver Broncos, but this one will go down as one of the least entertaining and watchable. I am glad I am not the only one who thought this was hideous.
I could not agree more. In the end the NFL got their cutesy, fairy tale story of Peyton riding into the sunset as he did nothing to help win the game and was literally just along for the ride. Its sad that the NFL has become a league where games are determined by bad refereeing. So much for a faily called game and it being determined on the field.
Panthers cornerback Josh Norman, like most of the Carolina defense, didn’t have a poor Super Bowl. He had two passes defensed and helped lead a secondary that gave up only 104 yards passing overall.
And he was cryptic when trying to find the cause of the team’s 24-10 defeat.
“It’s hard to play two teams,” Norman said multiple times after the game.
Norman wouldn’t elaborate on what he meant. He likely means the officials, not the Panthers’ offense. Carolina had 12 penalties in the game, many of them before the snap.
NOBAMA: Stephen A. Smith Implies New England Patriots QB Tom Bardy is a Racist for Not Going to the Obama White House after Winning Super Bowl … Fails To Mention Brandon Browner or Vince Wilfork Were No Shows
You know what Stephen A. Smith, maybe you are the one who needs to STFU …I guess we know what the “A” stands for, don’t we?
A note to Stephen A. Smith and America, you know everything isn’t about Barack Hussein Obama. Everyone’s world does not revolve around this failure of a president. I cannot wait until Obama is out of office so that this national crisis of playing the race card at the highest level is over. Stephen A. Smith, you have become a racist clown … I wonder who will be considered the loser in this story when ESPN fires you?
Honestly, who is completely tired of Stephen A. Smith’s shtick? The one trick pony, or is it phony, ESPN talking head who is paid to make outrageous comments and push the envelop to make everything that happens in sports the greatest tragedy since the Kennedy assassination, implied that New England Patriot QB Tom Brady a racist for not attending the White House celebration for the PAT’s winning the Super Bowl because Obama was black. It is shameful that ESPN does not suspend Smith for making such racially charged comments.
You have a problem with it. You know, no one gives a flying rats ass what you think. Tom Brady does not have to explain anything he does in his life to you. According to the Boston Herald, Tom Brady skipped out on the day’s events due to a scheduling conflict with a “family obligation.” But that was not a good enough explanation for Smith, Brady had to be a racist because he attended the first 3 invitations to the WH when GWB was president. Now that Barack Obama is there, he is a no show. For that, a classless no talent like Stephen A. Smith implies that Brady is a racist. REALLY? BTW, The Daily Caller reports that the family commitment was that he was attending his parents 50th wedding anniversary. There are some reports thought that his parents were married in 1969. Guess what Stephen A, that is more important than going to the White House after you’ve been there already.
For the record, Tom was attending a party for his parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Pretty sure they weren’t going to change the date just to fit Barry’s schedule, Stephen.
Stephen A. Smith, maybe your the racist.
So let’s understand what has Stephen A. Smith’s panties in a wad … Because Tom Brady had a previous family commitment and was not star struck by feeling the need to go to the White House and be insulted by Obama’s 11 out of 12 jokes falling flat comment, Smith insinuates that he is a racist. Stephen A. Smith says he has a problem with that, a big problem. Smith wants to know WHERE WAS TOM BRADY?
Looks like Taylor Swift was singing about Stephen A. Smith in ‘Shake It Off’ … “And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate”.
Smith ranted that this is what bothered him, “Where the hell was Tom Brady? Inquiring minds would like to know. Where the hell was Tom Brady? I really would like to know! When you won the Super Bowl in 2001 and George W. Bush was the president, you were there. When you won back to back Super Bowl titles in 2003 and 2004 with George W. Bush still president you were there. How come he wasn’t there yesterday, when President Barack Obama was there?”
A note to the jackass Stephen A. Smith, here are some facts for this race-baiter to choke on:
- Tom Brady and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen were married on February 26, 2009 in Santa Monica, CA. Together, they have two children: son Benjamin Rein Brady (born December 2009) and daughter Vivian Lake Brady (born December 2012). Tom Brady also had a child with former girlfriend Bridget Moynahan in 2007. Thus, in 2001, 2002 and 2003 Tom Brady had no commitments to an immediate family of a wife or children during those Super Bowl victories.
- A man puts his family ahead of his job and is criticized for it, seriously?
- The world does not stop for Barack Hussein Obama.
- From tyvianc, much love brother: Stephen A. you need to chill man, and the man has a right to be with his family. You have taken everything out of context here and it’s just downright sad that just because you indirectly imply racism with mentioning the years that he won a title with George W Bush. Are you implying that because the president is black that’s why you have a problem with it? I used to like you Stephen A, but now you have just sunk to an all time low of being an asshole!!!!!
- Maybe Tom Brady hates his guts and does not respect him or his policies. Maybe Tom did not want to be apart of the Obama clown show and have a photo-op with him He’s allowed to you know, its not against the law, at least not yet.
- It was the most watched TV show ever! Now that the NFL has our attention, it’s time to focus on improving it’s image.