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    Dick Vitale in HOF??

    Sounds like Bob Knight and a bunch of other coaches are trying to get him in the Hall Of Fame for College basketball. Now I don't like Vitale and his Duke antics, but when it comes down to it. The guy fully deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. All of the stuff he does when nobody is watching with the V foundation. His camps that he speaks at. His book's about college. I think the guy deserves it.

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    Re: Dick Vitale in HOF??

    House of Falafels? Sure.


    Yeah well, ya know, that's just, like uh, your opinion, man.

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    Re: Dick Vitale in HOF??

    I'm a big fan of Vitale, despite his ACC bias. Some tire of his antics, but I think his reactions during the game are genuine and due to his passion for the game as opposed to a lot of color commentary guys that have pre-planned catch phrases. Plus he's perhaps the most knowledgeable (sp?) color man in college basketball.


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    Re: Dick Vitale in HOF??

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonekj View Post
    House of Falafels? Sure.
    More like Head of Flakes !!


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    Re: Dick Vitale in HOF??

    I don't care for the man's broadcasts. However, he's become iconic in college basketball. If Keith Jackson, whom I don't find annoying, is in the football HOF, then I suppose that Vitale might belong in the basketball one.



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    Re: Dick Vitale in HOF??

    Whoooa Nelly!

    Both guys were the voice of their sport for decades. Personally I can't stand listening to Vitale anymore but he's been such a huge part of the explosion of college basketball on TV that he deserves to be in the Hall.



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    Re: Dick Vitale in HOF??

    Would he be a part of the Duke exhibit?


    Yeah well, ya know, that's just, like uh, your opinion, man.

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    Re: Dick Vitale in HOF??

    I agree the ACC bias is strong, but he does deserve it as he has promoted the game and is known by everyone. He has reached iconic status and I always love hearing the story about him and Johnny Orr going at it on TV.



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    Re: Dick Vitale in HOF??

    I don't care for Vitale at all. Wasn't much of a coach, and his antics have worn me completely thin. Sure, he is an icon and gives good exposure to the sport, but when you reach that type of cult status that Vitale has, his bias becomes the flavor of the season for the media.





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    Re: Dick Vitale in HOF??

    com'on BABY,... let him in. It's a Slama Jama!



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    Re: Dick Vitale in HOF??

    I don't think he deserves to be he HOF at all. His coaching merits don't deserve it, and he certainly hasn't been a broadcaster as long as Keith Jackson. On that basis you could say someone like Brent Mussberger should be in the Football Hall of Fame, or Dick Enberg. Enberg's been a sports broadcaster for like 50 years and has done Championship games.

    The HOF does give out awards to people, which Vitale I would say probably deserves, but enshrinement absolutely not.



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