Dick Vitale turns 80 in a few weeks The broadcaster has been a mainstay on ESPN since the network’s inception in 1979.
He doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon, either. In a lengthy profile with Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Vitale revealed how much longer he wants to call college basketball games.
He’s aiming for two more decades covering the sport he loves.
“I want to walk on the court at 100 years old, the first broadcaster ever to sit there and say, ‘You’re awesome, baby,’” Vitale told The Post.
Dickie V: I want to work until I’m 100. https://t.co/jgjPT8GHsN
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) May 21, 2019
Vitale eats, sleeps and breathes college hoops. Whether or not you love his boisterous style on the air, you can’t deny his passion.
Hopefully, he can make it to 100, because college basketball is better with him around the game, given the devotion he has for it.
In the meantime, make sure to read Marchand’s feature. It has some incredible details of Vitale’s early life and how he got to this point.