My former colleague, retired Rocky Mountain News TV columnnist Dusty Saunders, explains the problem with Dick Vitale:
Vitale's loud, machine-gun delivery, coupled with an everybody's-a-winner philosophy, would pale quickly if he were a broadcaster for a specific college - or NBA - team....
Vitale's breathless banter covered a lot of ground on the NBA and college hoops scene, particularly while referencing current and former stars.
But there was very little precise commentary about what was happening on the court.
A precise style is not a Vitale strong point.