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  • RIP Dick Enberg 12/21/17

    Oh my!

    Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg dies at age 82

    Dick Enberg, the Hall of Fame broadcaster whose "Oh my!" calls rang familiar with so many sports fans, has died, his wife and daughter confirmed Thursday night.

    He was 82.

    Enberg's daughter Nicole said the family became concerned when he didn't arrive on his flight to Boston on Thursday and that he was found dead at his home in La Jolla, a San Diego neighborhood, with his bags packed for a trip to see his third grandchild for the first time. The family said it was awaiting official word on the cause of death but believed he had a heart attack.

    The family "is grateful for the kind thoughts and prayers of all of Dick's countless fans and dear friends," according to a statement released by Enberg's attorney, Dennis Coleman. "At this time we are all still processing the significant loss, and we ask for prayers and respectful privacy in the immediate aftermath of such untimely news."

    Enberg was one of America's most beloved sports broadcasters, with his versatile voice spanning the world on networks such as NBC, CBS and ESPN. In all, he covered 28 Wimbledons, 10 Super Bowls and eight NCAA men's basketball title games, including the Magic Johnson-Larry Bird showdown in 1979.
    “Individual players win games, but teams win championships"

  • #2
    Originally posted by mw147 View Post
    Oh my!
    For those of us who watched football in the 1960's the old AFL before the merger, he did a lot of football for NBC with Charlie Joiner. My youth mentors are sadly passing away, which just makes us just a little older and sad.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 31GOALIE31 View Post

      For those of us who watched football in the 1960's the old AFL before the merger, he did a lot of football for NBC with Charlie Joiner. My youth mentors are sadly passing away, which just makes us just a little older and sad.
      I think you mean Charlie Jones?
      “Individual players win games, but teams win championships"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mw147 View Post

        I think you mean Charlie Jones?
        Yes, once again, I typed to fast and didn't pay attention, thanks for the correction. Joiner was a WR for the Chargers, LOL

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        • #5
          Guy was awesome. A fatherly presence. Will be missed very much.
          The object is to win. Not just to compete, but to win.

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