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.”
LINDSEY, SHUT UP AND SKI …
In a loaded and politically bias interview with CNN’s Alpine Edge, US Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn was asked how she felt competing in an Olympics for the United States whose president is Donald Trump? Vonn responded by saying, “Well I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president.” Really, so you will be representing the people, not the president? Last time I checked Donald J. Trump was a person of the United States. It is sad that these athletes would let politics get in the way of athletics as all this has accomplished is having people, yes the American people, hate you. Lindsey, you do realize that 62,984,825 people of the United States voted for President Trump, right? It is a sad commentary that these athletes cannot shut up and just do what they are skilled at, instead of alienating half of America.
On a person note, I have skied since I was in the second grade. I grew up in a part of the country where we had half days on Wednesday and Friday so we could lean to ski. I have long followed Alpine skiing and snowboarding forever, long before it was cool to. And have known individuals who trained for the Olympic ski team and made it. And some who passed away in the pursuit of it. I have long cheered for Lindsey Vonn because of her amazing talent. However, for the first time I will find myself not cheering for Lindsey not to win Olympic gold. Not because she isn’t a Trump fan, but because she is so ignorant and bias in her beliefs, that she is acting like the very individual she thinks that Donald Trump is. It is sad that athletes think they have to mouth off and tell us about their political beliefs. WE DON’T CARE!!! Sports and the Olympics is an escape from politics. Thanks for ruining that Lindsey.
A number of US athletes have spoken out against Donald Trump during his presidency — and skier Lindsey Vonn has become the latest to have her say.
Targeting Olympic gold at February’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Vonn is in St. Moritz, Switzerland, where she spoke passionately about what it means to compete for the US ski team.
“Well I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president,” Vonn told CNN’s Alpine Edge.
And Vonn revealed she wouldn’t accept an invitation to the White House if she were to win gold at Pyeongchang.
“Absolutely not,” said Vonn. “No. But I have to win to be invited. No actually I think every US team member is invited so no I won’t go.
New York Post Writes … Ryan Lochte Is Everything the World Hates about Americans … Why Does Lying, Entitled, Unethical Hillary Clinton Get a Pass?
HMM, I WOULD ASK YOU ALL … WHY IS RYAN LOCHTE HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD THAN HILLARY CLINTON?
Welcome to the double standard of the MSM. As the media tries to make American Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, yeah most Americans are saying, who, public enemy number one and the face of the “Ugly American” … the same media gives lying, crooked and corrupt Hillary Clinton a pass. The MSM is all over the story as to whether Lochte and 3 other American swimmers who claimed they were robbed at gun point in Rio during the Olympics are lying or not. Calls to throw them in jail, teach them a lesson have been made. Really? In the infamous words of Hillary Clinton, ‘What difference does it make”? Are you telling me that Lochte and the 3 other swimmers, if true lied, should be held to a higher standard than Hillary Clinton? Lochte did not have a private email server in his bathroom saving top secret US government emails. Lochte did not use his position as a member of the America swim team to garner access to the US State Department and export donations to his own family foundation. I am pretty sure he does not have a slush fund family foundation. But you know who does, Hillary Clinton!
Could Liar, Liar, speedo on fire be easily changed to Liar, Liar, Pantsuit on Fire? But the lying, corrupt, in the tank media would rather have you believe that Ryan Lochte is worse than Hillary Clinton. This is the diversion of the media and what they will and will not cover. Hillary Clinton committed a crime and should have been indicted under the espionage act, Lochte is just a fool. The MSM would have you believe that Lochte’s lies and coverup is like Watergate, and Hillary is just a victim of the right wing conspiracy. Get a clue America, wake the hell up!
Sometimes, as I’ve traveled overseas, I’ve been troubled by that notion, of the assumption of the Ugly American. I’ve thought it a cartoon, a caricature, whose time was surely over.
And then, sometimes, you see someone like Ryan Lochte open his mouth.
And when you hear what comes tumbling out, it all makes perfect sense.
That’s the worst part of what Lochte and his stable of stumble-bumbling swimmer pals have done the past few days, now that it’s apparent that whatever might have happened to them late one night — actually, early one morning — in Rio, it wasn’t exactly the way Lochte described it the first time around. In fact, it seems apparent that Lochte and his cohorts in chaos — Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen, all swimmers representing the US in a decidedly different way than Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps did — were using the old “robbed-at-gunpoint” chestnut as cover for what was apparently a gas station encounter with a security guard and, quite hilariously, a bathroom door.
LIAR, LIAR, PANTSUIT ON FIRE
Maybe panicky athletes from Kazakhstan or Kenya or Kuala Lampur might have reacted similarly and seized on the easy (though rooted-in-reality) narrative presented for months, that Rio was a cross between the Wild West of yore and the Fort Apache Bronx of the 1970s. Maybe it would have occurred to a rower from Rwanda or a decathlete from Denmark or a sprinter from Spain to go that way. Maybe. But that’s not who did this.
Ryan Lochte — Ugly American with a truly ugly hairstyle — did it.
US Swimmer Katie Ledecky Wins Gold Medal in Women’s 400 Free-Style & Shatters Her own World Record (VIDEO)
Katie Ledecky shatters world record as she wins gold ...
19 year old US swimmer Katie Ledecky wins the gold medal in the woman’s 400 meter freestyle last night at the Rio Olympics and break her own world record by nearly 2 seconds. Before these Olympics are over, Katie Ledecky will become a house hold name and one of the most decorated American athletes at these games. She is not only willing events, she is destroying the competition. Ledecky took home the gold for Team USA with a stunning time of 3:56.46, two seconds ahead of her own record pace. Fellow American Olympian Leah Smith racked up another medal for Team USA with a Bronze Medal appearance.
At this point, all that’s left for Katie Ledecky to chase is history.
So she does.
The 19-year-old swimming superstar entered these Olympics as the current world-record holder in the 400, 800 and 1,500 meter freestyles. The challenge when she swims those events here? To beat her past, slower self.
On Sunday night, she did just that, knocking nearly two seconds off the world record in the 400 free to secure her first gold medal of these Games. She won in 3:56.46, followed by Britain’s Jazz Carlin and American Leah Smith, who were almost five seconds behind.
ENOUGH OF THE POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE, LETS THE GAMES BEGIN …
American shooter Ginny Thrasher from West Virginia won the first gold medal for the United States of America in the 206 Rio Olympics. The West Virginia teen pulled off an upset in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event Saturday morning. Way to go Ginny!!!
American shooter Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio Olympics, pulling off an upset in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event Saturday morning.
Thrasher, 19, beat silver medalist Du Li of China in the final round with a total of 208.0, setting an Olympic record in the finals. Du finished with 207.0.
Yi Siling of China took bronze as the first medals in Rio were awarded.