For the first time in over 2,000 games with ESPN, Dick Vitale will get an opportunity to call a Final Four game. Vitale has been in broadcast for 34-years and somehow this will be just his first time calling one of the last three games of the college basketball post-season.
According to ESPN:
Vitale, 73, will serve as the analyst on Final Four telecasts from Atlanta, calling a semifinal and the championship game.
Jay Bilas will serve as the color analyst for the other semifinal, while Brad Nessler will call play-by-play for all three games.
“I learned from the great Jim Simpson years ago that the championship game is the most important moment in the athletic career to many of the kids who are playing in it,” Vitale said of the retired legendary sportscaster. “I will deliver the same enthusiasm, energy, excitement and respect as I do with every game I work.”
Regardless of your thoughts on if Vitale is a good broadcaster, you can’t help but love that ESPN is giving him the well deserved opportunity.