ESPN
ESPN

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://dickvitaleonline.com/

January 13, 2020

The Tennessee Titans have become a huge story. Beating the Patriots and Ravens in consecutive weeks is special.

Derrick Henry has been putting up monster numbers. The Titan defense has been making big plays, including stopping Lamar Jackson twice on fourth-and-one plays.

Then there was Kansas City. The Texans led by 24 points, only to give up 51 and lose by 20.

College basketball saw a lot of great moments. Clemson snapped a 0-59 streak at Chapel hill, winning at North Carolina. Baylor won for the first time at Allen Field House, impressively beating Kansas. Syracuse won at Virginia after being humiliated by the Cavs earlier in the season.

I called the Memphis-South Florida game. Great to see Penny Hardaway and Brian Gregory. It was a tough loss for USF, which had a 14-point lead in the second half.

Continue reading

January 06, 2020

The NFL playoffs provided lots of excitement.

The Titans, behind the running of Derrick Henry, shocked the Patriots. New England lost its last two games, both at home. Now there will be off-season questions about Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.

The Bills had a 16-0 lead but the Texans rallied and won in overtime. Deshaun Watson made the big play that led to the winning field goal.

The Vikings pulled off another upset, beating the Saints in overtime.

I called the Florida State-Louisville game and was so impressed by the Seminoles. Leonard Hamilton has something special with tenacious defenders and plenty of scoring threats. They are a top 10 team in my opinion.

Continue reading

December 30, 2019

The football national championship matchup is set. LSU and Clemson will meet for the title.

Joe Burrow through for eight touchdowns in a rout of Oklahoma. Clemson rallied from a 16-0 deficit to beat Ohio State.

The NFL saw a major shock as the Dolphins won at New England. The loss cost the Patriots a bye, meaning they play next weekend. Green Bay clinched a bye with a win over the Lions.

The Titans and Eagles secured the final playoff berths. The Cowboys, Steelers and Raiders fell short of the postseason.

I called the Kansas-Stanford college hoop game and Bill Self’s team was impressive. Devan Dotson showed his speed and Isaiah Moss hit several big threes for The Jayhawks.

Happy New Year to all of the fans out there.

Continue reading

December 23, 2019

What a weekend for the Big East. Villanova upset #1 Kansas. St. John’s stunned a ranked Arizona team at the Al Attles Classic. Butler beat Purdue, Providence blew out Texas, Creighton got past Arizona State. Then add Seton Hall’s shorthanded performance in upsetting Maryland.

The NFL saw the Patriots win the AFC East again, edging the Bills. The Rams were eliminated from the playoff picture. The Texans won the AFC South.

I’m proud to add that my grandsons, Connor and Jake, committed to Duke on tennis scholarships. I am so proud of them.

Merry Christmas to all of the fans out there.

Continue reading

December 16th, 2019

Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy. The US rallied to win the President’s Cup. Terrence Crawford retained his welterweight title.

It was a good sports weekend.

The biggest sports news last week was the Yankees signing Gerrit Cole for an average of $36 million a year. Now the Bronx Bombers are the favorites to win the World Series.

The Chiefs and Patriots were among NFL winners over the weekend.

 
 
Continue reading

Quote of the Week

“We need to take this Coronavirus seriously. Listen to the experts."

-Dick Vitale