Jim Nantz pays tribute to Dick Enberg with touching opener on CBS

Kevin Kaduk
Shutdown Corner

The news of Dick Enberg’s death on Thursday prompted no shortage of tributes from the sporting world’s biggest stars. The late broadcaster was one of the most versatile announcers ever and it made him a beloved figure in many sports.

One person who has a good appreciation for what Enberg achieved over a 60-year career is Jim Nantz. The CBS lead works the NFL, NCAA basketball and golf. Along with Enberg and Curt Gowdy, he’s one of only three television announcers to call both a Super Bowl and an NCAA basketball title game. With four Super Bowls to his name, Nantz is halfway to Enberg’s eight.

Nantz led off CBS’ coverage of Week 16 with a tribute to his former colleague (below) and it was a great encapsulation of all the moments that Enberg was lucky enough to call — and we were lucky enough to hear.


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