AUDIO: Dick Vitale Spot on Baton Rouge Radio Bought Very Heated

Dick Vitale joined Jordy Culotta and T-Bob Hebert on the Off the Bench present on ESPN’s Baton Rouge affiliate — you possibly can obtain it right here. The interview bought very heated, although it will definitely calmed down because the respective sides didn't essentially agree, however reached an understanding: There’s actually no method to do that radio spot justice with a write-up. Like, even when you assume you possibly can think about it, Dickie V. occurring a protracted rant off the highest earlier than he’s even requested something is one thing to behold. He has a genuinely fascinating perspective on this, through which he a) believes the gamers ought to be paid, on the very least in endorsements, however b) has an odd distinction the place he thinks the report of Will Wade on an FBI wiretap is incontrovertible proof that he’s soiled, however on the opposite aspect of the coin takes Rick Pitino at his phrase that he was blind to Adidas paying Louisville recruits. He explains all of it and offers you a glimpse into his thought course of but it surely’s troublesome to agree together with his conclusions. One of many large firework moments begins on the 9:40-mark when they're sort of speaking over one another, after which it crescendos into an irate Dickie V. yelling about being a visitor on the present and being accused of defending hypocrisy. The opposite humorous — I assume humorous might be the unsuitable phrase for it — second was across the 13:50-mark once they stated, “How a lot did Duke pay for Zion, in your opinion?” Anyhow, it is best to hearken to the spot as a result of whilst there was a supreme quantity of stress, it wound up in an amicable spot in the long run.