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Old 12-22-2017, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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One of the greatest voices in sports, Dick Enberg, passed away from a heart attack and this is very surprising. RIP Dick. We miss you.

I especially miss his catchphrase, Oh my.

Dick Enberg, beloved broadcaster, dies at age 82

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Old 12-22-2017, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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he was one of my favorites of all time - especially his football and tennis - he had a great life as a sports caster -
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Old 12-22-2017, 08:46 AM
 
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I remember the first time I saw him broadcasting an NFL game and that was the 1977 AFC Championship game. I was a little surprised that their normal number one NBC broadcast team of Curt Gowdy and Al DeRogatis was not doing the game until I remembered that they were in Pasadena, California to do the Rose Bowl that day (Sunday).

He was among the best, probably the best sportscaster ever. And a very classy man away from the broadcast booth. Over the last couple decades I've read interviews on several of people who worked with him from Len Dawson to John Brodie to Merlin Olsen to Bill Walsh to Bob Trumpy and several others and all of them said that they were working with the best.

Am saddened by the loss of one classy man-Dick Enberg. RIP, sir.
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Old 12-22-2017, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Enberg was great. I agree that his tennis work was the best.
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Old 12-22-2017, 09:43 AM
 
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Definitely had a great career. They don't make play by play guys like they used to...
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Old 12-22-2017, 12:42 PM
 
Location: AriZona
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Definitely had a great career. They don't make play by play guys like they used to...
True.

Today's booth people have less social graces... they yell louder and are much more abrasive... plus they get off topic quicker... and stay way off much longer than before!
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Old 12-22-2017, 02:55 PM
 
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Most iconic play-by-play announcer of my era. NFL on NBC and NCAA Basketball- those memorable games and moments and it seemed it was always Enberg on the call- whether his days with Merlin Olsen doing the riveting Dolphins-Redskins SB XVII, or Bears-Patriots three years later in SB XX; the great trio he was part of with Al Maguire and Billy Packer before Packer left for CBS when NBC lost the NCAA Tournament TV package; most notably the IU-UNC final on the same day of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan- but Enberg's most memorable duty was of course calling the 79 NCAA Final- Magic vs Bird.
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Old 12-22-2017, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I guess Jim Nantz would be today's most similar - does all sports across the board.
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Old 12-23-2017, 12:45 AM
 
Location: southwestern USA
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Dick Enberg was one of a kind.
He was extremely versatile and did all sports very well---very well prepared, organized, and just a pleasure to listen to.
He was always very enthusiastic, entertaining, and interesting.
Besides being a great sportscaster, he was a very good man. He was a very genuine and decent man, who always had time for people.....a man with great character.
We don't find too may Dick Enbergs, and will miss him dearly....R.I.P.
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