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October 17th, 2016

We had a great time at the Notre Dame Stanford weekend. It didn't turn out as we would have liked as the Irish lost to Stanford and are now sitting at 2-5. However, it was a great time that I shared with some great people who were vital in my early career. I took with me three former players who played for me at East Rutherford High School. Joe Solimini, Dwight Hall, and Charlie Rusconi were three major contributors to our two championships.

We had a fantastic time sharing many memories. Also joining us was Brian Roberts, former major leaguer of the Baltimore Orioles, and he brought along his father in law Dan. We had a great time talking about many of his great moments in his career.

It was a wonderful weekend that my wife Lorraine and I got to spend at Notre Dame.

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October 11th, 2016

I had a blast last night speaking at a big event put on by Jon Cooper, head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning, as he put together a fishing tournament to raise money for the V Foundation and pediatric cancer research. He is a great coach who cares very much about young people.

Tony Colton, who is a 16 year old cancer survivor,  gave an outstanding speech sharing his courageous struggles over the past 5 years.

Also in attendance was Hall of Famer, Phil Esposito, as well as one of the best owners in all of sports, Tampa Bay Lightning owner, Jeff Vinik.

It was a fantastic night and the tournament takes place tomorrow with Tampa Bay Lightning player`s on each boat.

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October 10th, 2016

Another weekend of college football is in the books. The race for the top four spots in the playoff in pretty competitive,

Right now, I see six teams leading the way for the four spots. Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Clemson, Washington, and Texas A&M stand out to me. Washington and Michigan each put up 70-plus points on the board last weekend.

This will play itself out. College football fans are the big winners.
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October 3rd, 2016

The major league baseball regular season is over and now it is playoff time.

It should be excitement galore in the Big Apple as the Giants and Mets meet in the NL wild card game. Toronto and Baltimore meet in the AL wild card game.

Noah Syndergaard and Madison Baumgarner are scheduled to meet in a thrilling pitching match-up in the NL wild card.

The second season is here and it will be thrilling, baby!
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September 30th, 2016

I had a real thrill as I was honored by the East Rutherford, New Jersey Civic Pride Association as Man of The Year. It was quite a celebration at Il Villagio in Carlstadt, New Jersey as I saw so many old friends and acquaintances, as well as a number of ESPN people who came to support me. Many of my former players from when I coached at East Rutherford High School, where we won back to back state championships in 1970 & 1971, were in attendance.

The Organization presented a check for $10k for the V Foundation that will go towards the John Saunders Research Grant.

I got the chance to spend time with family, friends and many young players who helped me realize my dreams.

They named the basketball court at the Grove Street playground, where many of my young players use to practice and workout, "The DIck Vitale Courts". It is a night I will always remember!

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Quote of the Week

"It is super to be a 'Canes fans a la A Rod. and J. Lo after Miami beat Notre Dame."

  -Dick Vitale