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Post by Lost Soul » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:11 pm

https://timesofsandiego.com/sports/2017/12/21/dick-enberg-dies-82-famed-sportscaster-ended-career-padres/

Dick Enberg, whose six-decade broadcasting career ended in San Diego, was being mourned around the sports world after his death Thursday from an apparent heart attack.
The Hall of Fame announcer was 82.

“I’m still in shock,” his wife, Barbara Enberg, told Bryce Miller of The San Diego Union-Tribune, who broke the news after 9:30 p.m.

The former voice of the UCLA Bruins, Angels, Rams and Padres died Thursday morning at his La Jolla home while preparing to leave for Lindbergh Field and a flight to meet up with his wife and family in Boston, the U-T said.

“He was dressed with his bags packed at the door,” his wife said. “We think it was a heart attack.”

An NBC Sports star for a quarter-century, Enberg covered tennis, horse racing and the Olympics in addition to the major pro sports. He later worked for CBS, calling golf and the NCAA Final Four besides NFL games. He also worked for ESPN and Fox Sports West.

“Oh my” was his signature phrase — and the title of his autobiography.

His last seven years were with the San Diego Padres, and he retired the same day in 2016 as his famed Dodgers counterpart, Vin Scully.
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Post by Annotated » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:11 pm

I saw that.

I was trying to think when the last time was he was doing something national that I would have seen him on.

Nice title, btw.
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Post by Lost Soul » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:42 pm

Wiki says the last thing he called nationally was one match at the 2014 US (tennis) Open for CBS. He wound down all his other sports and Wimbledon for CBS in 2011.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Enberg

There are some nice comments at the bottom of the link in the OP. My favorite is from the cook at a bar in La Jolla, but apparently he was nice to everybody.
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Post by Agent009 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:10 pm

Enberg and Dierdorf are my favorite broadcast partners.....
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Post by grecian » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:02 pm

Oh my....!

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Post by Nines » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:22 am

RIP, Dick. Your sports announcing throughout your career was so much better than what we hear today.

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Post by steveogolf » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:33 pm

My first recollection of Dick Enberg was early in his broadcasting career when he did TV broadcasts of U.C.L.A. basketball games, and way back then he did his "Oh My".
He was also a broadcaster of multiple U.S. Open Golf Championships.
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Post by grecian » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:57 pm

Fuck me!

Leon from Gogglebox died today....RIP Leon...

June must be beside herself...

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Post by steveogolf » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:09 pm

grecian wrote:Fuck me!

Leon from Gogglebox died today....RIP Leon...

June must be beside herself...


Americans would feel the same way about almost all U.K. broadcasters who we never hear and don't care about, EXCEPT for such announcer legends as Henry Longhurst and other GOLF commentators that we heard on broadcasts of The (British) Open Championship.
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Post by Lost Soul » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:40 am

grecian wrote:Fuck me!

Leon from Gogglebox died today....RIP Leon...

June must be beside herself...

Oh My!
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Post by grecian » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:11 pm

Lost Soul just made me 'LOL'!

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