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RIP Dick Enberg (1935-2017)

Old 12-22-17, 02:23 AM
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RIP Dick Enberg (1935-2017)

Enberg passed away at home from an apparent heart attack.

http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/...er-dies-age-82

Sad that he hadn't really enjoyed much of a retirement.
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Old 12-22-17, 02:57 AM
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Re: RIP Dick Enberg (1935-2017)

R.I.P.

I still remember Super Bowl 23 Niners vs the Bengals with him on the call and the first game I ever saw.

I know people liked Summerall but I always preferred Enberg. Bill Walsh was his partner in the early 90's when they worked at NBC.

I feel part of my childhood just died with this news.

As a greedy sports fan I wish he could call another Super Bowl. So many great sports memories with him on the call.

Maybe if NBC kept the AFC package in 1998 we would have gotten more Enberg Super Bowls. The last one he did Elway won his first Super Bowl.



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Old 12-22-17, 04:12 AM
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Re: RIP Dick Enberg (1935-2017)

Those of you that have MLB.TV he did Padre TV games(selected games) in 2016.

His very first Angels radio broadcast is on You Tube (April 1969) Sea Pilots at Cal Angels.
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Old 12-22-17, 07:42 AM
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Another great gone but not forgotten... RIP Dick Enberg
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Old 12-22-17, 07:54 AM
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Really enjoyed his work, rest in peace
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Old 12-22-17, 08:39 AM
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Re: RIP Dick Enberg (1935-2017)

One of the best as he had that perfect voice to call a sports game. That generation of broadcasters is a dying breed as for some reason there are very few memorable play by play guys in sports these days. We get stuck with Joe Buck now.

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Old 12-22-17, 09:35 AM
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Re: RIP Dick Enberg (1935-2017)

Enberg was one of the all time best. I've missed hearing him call football games for a long time.

I always thought his best partner in the booth was Merlin Olsen. They made a great team.

While 82 is hardly young, Enberg was still really sharp and could have done football right up until he died - he still had it. It just seems too soon. I heard him in a number of radio interviews in 2016 and early 2017 and he was as sharp as a tack. He was both classy and witty.

He will be missed. He was one of a kind.
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Re: RIP Dick Enberg (1935-2017)

I always enjoyed Enberg's work. Very versatile broadcaster. I remember when he did NFL and NBA games for NBC along with tennis. I remember he was paired with Magic Johnson (after Magic retired) on NBA games for NBC and while Magic wasn't very good, Enberg made the broadcasts watchable.

He had a very long and solid career. Sad that he died so suddenly, especially before Christmas and before he was supposed to see family.
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I always enjoyed Enberg, though his charms are more evident if you listened to a lot of his game calling. I watched a lot of football games that he called back in the 1980s and 1990s.

He wasn't my favorite announcer but I never had a problem with his easygoing style.
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Enberg and Trumpy was one of the best football announcer pairings.

I remember they did the Orange Bowl in 1994. It was sad when NBC broke them up and replaced Trumpy with Simms and Paul Maguirre.

The last Super Bowl he did was a classic.

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Re: RIP Dick Enberg (1935-2017)

Really good announcer, I hate being one of these old farts saying "they don't make them like they used to" .. but they really do not make them like they used to. Announcers that did not talk just to hear themselves talk, but had something of interest to say.
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He also did a podcast just before his death which I will check out.

https://www.podcastone.com/program?a...lEpisodes=true
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RIP. Enjoyed the sports coverage
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RIP to a Legend. Part of my childhood was spent hearing him call sporting events. And who can forget the Oh My!?
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Old 12-23-17, 05:41 PM
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He always seemed like a class act. Damn good voice in the booth.
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Re: RIP Dick Enberg (1935-2017)

Originally Posted by B.A. View Post
He always seemed like a class act.
That's because he was.

Damn good voice in the booth.
Indeed.
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Re: RIP Dick Enberg (1935-2017)

Sad to hear.

Definitely a legend in his genre.

RIP Mr Enberg.
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He'll always be an integral part of my All-Time favorite movie :

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Re: RIP Dick Enberg (1935-2017)

I like the tribute Costas did

http://www.nbcsports.com/video/dick-...e-broadcasting


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