Post by ghostofdylan on Dec 22, 2017 8:32:52 GMT -6
So sad to hear this morning of the passing of the great Dick Enberg, voice of UCLA basketball during the John Wooden era and longtime voice of NBC Sports. He called the very first NCAA championship game I ever saw, Marquette's victory over North Carolina in Al McGuire's final game.
You will be greatly missed.
As for your time here on earth behind the mic, "Oh my!!!!"
Rose Bowls, UCLA Basketball, In 1975, Enberg joined NBC Sports. For the next 25 years, he broadcast a plethora of sports and events for NBC, including the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the U.S. Open golf championship, college football, college basketball, the Wimbledon and French Open tennis tournaments, heavyweight boxing, Breeders' Cup and other horse racing events, and the Olympic Games.
Enberg was hired by CBS Sports in 2000, serving as a play-by-play announcer for the network's NFL, college basketball, and US Open Tennis coverage. For several years he also contributed to CBS's coverage of The Masters and PGA Championship golf.
In December 2009, Enberg was hired as a television play-by-play announcer by the San Diego Padres.
Post by Pounce Needs Pals on Dec 22, 2017 8:43:52 GMT -6
Career timeline 1957–1961: Indiana Hoosiers football play-by-play 1957–1961: Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball play-by-play 1961–1965: assistant professor and baseball coach for the Matadors of California State University, Northridge 1966–1977: UCLA Bruins men's basketball play-by-play 1966–1977: Los Angeles Rams radio play-by-play 1967–1968: The Perfect Match host 1969–1978, 1985: California Angels play-by-play 1971–1979 Sports Challenge host 1975–1981: NCAA Basketball on NBC play-by-play 1977–1998: NFL on NBC play-by-play 1977–1982: MLB on NBC play-by-play 1979, 1981–1999: Wimbledon play-by-play (NBC) 1980–1988: Rose Bowl play-by-play (NBC) 1983–1989: MLB on NBC studio host 1984–1990: Breeders' Cup host (NBC) 1988: 1988 Summer Olympics Gymnastics play-by-play (NBC) 1990–1999: NBA on NBC play-by-play 1992: 1992 Summer Olympics host (NBC) 1995–1999: PGA Tour on NBC host 1996: 1996 Summer Olympics contributor (NBC) 1998–1999: Notre Dame Football on NBC play-by-play 2000–2010: NFL on CBS play-by-play (2000–2005 #2) (2006–2010 #3) 2000–2010: NCAA Basketball on CBS play-by-play 2000–2011, 2014: US Open (tennis) play-by-play (CBS) 2000–2006: The Masters contributor (CBS) 2000–2006: PGA Championship contributor (CBS) 2004–2011: Wimbledon and Australian Open play-by-play (ESPN2) 2004–2009: French Open play-by-play (ESPN2) 2006–2007: Westwood One Thursday Night Football play-by-play 2010–2016: San Diego Padres TV play-by-play
Post by Cactus Panther on Dec 22, 2017 16:20:02 GMT -6
Enberg solidified himself in my mind when he hosted the Sports Challenge game show in the 70's. Here is a clip with some Milwaukee sports references: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NQLPeLaERw
Most recently, in August of 2016, I attended a Brewers series at Petco Park. It was so cool to hear Enberg's voice in the concourse as he was calling the game on Padres' radio. As it turned out, those games were within the last dozen or so that he did.