You’d assume a professional broadcaster like Dick Vitale wouldn’t often get sidetracked while calling college basketball games for ESPN. But the website Card Chronicle has clear evidence to the contrary.
The University of Louisville fan blog counted - for the record - 156 references that didn’t pertain at all to the Louisville-UConn game that was in front of his grill on Monday night’s broadcast.
Some of the irrelevant references: Duke and Mike Krzyzewski (of course), Maria Sharapova, the New York Yankees, Frank Sinatra, his grandsons Hunter and Jake, Bo Derek, Rosie O’Donnell, Donald Trump, Howie Schwab, Lovie Smith, Awesome Baby (a race horse), Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.
The final score: Louisville 68, UConn 54 - in case that was never mentioned.