35 Total Quotes

Dick Vitale Quotes

What has happened with underclassmen declaring for the NBA draft? It is absolutely wacky, baby!
Dick Vitale
#Nba

It is time for everyone to sit down - the NCAA, the NBA, the players union and the coaching fraternity - and come up with suitable solutions to these problems.
Dick Vitale
#American Celebrity #Nba

That's no accident. It means you're getting your players to focus at the most important time of the year. It means you've got your team playing at a higher level because everybody is going to play at another level against you.
Dick Vitale
#Focus

The only way we are going to stop this disease is to raise money. Jimmy would go absolutely bananas to know how much money has been raised. We can't just sit back. This disease affects all of us.
Dick Vitale
#Disease

I'm living the American dream.
Dick Vitale
#American Celebrity

It is one of the truly unique venues in America,
Dick Vitale
#America

As long as he doesn't take my job.
Dick Vitale
#Job

I learned from my mom and dad, who didn't have a formal education but had doctorates of love. They told me that if you gave 110 percent all the time, a lot of beautiful things will happen. I may not always be right, but no one can ever accuse me of not having a genuine love and passion for whatever I do.
Dick Vitale
#Passion #Love #Mom And Dad

That just goes with the territory whenever you're a superstar and play for a great team. That's a compliment. That means you've made it.
Dick Vitale
#Compliments #Superstar

There's no doubt that they've been a real surprise. This team has amazing camaraderie. They play together; they've done a phenomenal job.
Dick Vitale
#Surprise

Hansbrough, to me, has had the most impact of any freshman in America in terms of a major program.
Dick Vitale
#Freshman

I like going to new environments. I'm so accustomed to going to Duke, Carolina and Kentucky, and those are phenomenal. But it's nice going to new places.
Dick Vitale
#Environment #Duke

At the beginning of the season, when you thought of Pittsburgh you thought about a team that was regrouping. I didn't think they would be 17-3 at this point. I'm excited to do this game.
Dick Vitale
#Game

This is a very special atmosphere in the Big East. The people are right on top of the floor. It's not like the pro atmosphere you have at places like Madison Square Garden and the Meadowlands. This is the essence of college basketball.
Dick Vitale
#Atmosphere #College Basketball

What has happened at Indiana, every game becomes a final exam. You are judged by your most recent performance, and that makes it tough for everybody in the program. It's tough enough to try to win without having that kind of pressure.
Dick Vitale
#Game

Gowdy had a love affair with the microphone and the fans had a love affair with him. American sports fans truly lost an icon, a legend who never felt he was bigger than anyone else. He had that humility that made him special, and he made everyone feel like they were so important.
Dick Vitale
#Humility #Love Affair

In my 27 years of calling games for ESPN, I have never ever seen a player take more verbal abuse than he has taken.
Dick Vitale
#Games #ESPN

I don't think there's any doubt that he's one of the 15 top players in the history of the ACC.
Dick Vitale
#Doubt

If you can bring in a couple of [top] players you can change it in a hurry. A realistic goal would be reaching the Big East Tournament, but I would think they would want to achieve higher than that.
Dick Vitale
#Hurry

In my mind, he's done an amazing job, and he's certainly one of the favorites for national coach of the year. To think what's done there after losing so much from last year's team, it just blows my mind.
Dick Vitale
#Job

When you can go on the road and get 35 at Kansas with the rock-chalk Jayhawk crowd going bananas and you make big plays to help your club leave with a win on the road like that, you've got talent. So, he's got talent.
Dick Vitale
#Crowd

He's done a hell of a job.
Dick Vitale
#Hell