Tuesday night as the top ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs took on second ranked UCLA all was right with the world because Dick Vitale returned from his battle with cancer to provide color for the game, and warmth to all of our hearts this holiday season. See the emotional moment he returned to our screens!
As I referenced in my tweet, Dick Vitale is one of the men who made me want to become a sportscaster. When I started at WDAE I asked Dick to sit down with me on camera (what an asshole for leaving my sunglasses on by the way) and it is still one of my favorite moments in my almost a decade at the station. As a guy who grew up crying at Jimmy V's speech and wanting to become a sportscaster because of Dick Vitale, I will probably view his answer to my question about that speech as one of the highlights of my career. It was so good to hear Dick doing a game again Tuesday night. We should cherish every opportunity to hear him do it again!