Thursday, February 15, 2007

Is it Dick Vitale or Me?

One of us is losing it. I listened to both segments twice. I could almost swear that at one point early in the game after a nice play by Tyres Rice, I heard Vitale call Tyres a chimp. I'm sure everyone remembers the huge story generated by Billy Packer:

Iverson comment

In 1996, during an on-air broadcast of a game between Georgetown and Villanova, Packer described the Hoyas star guard Allen Iverson as a "tough monkey". Packer later apologized, insisting he was actually trying to praise Iverson's relentless play. Neither Iverson nor Georgetown coach John Thompson were offended by the remark. Thompson told USA Today he doesn't "have to explain to anybody about Billy being a racist because he's not."

from Billy Packer Wikipedia

OK, so that caught my ear. But much later in the game, I want to say it was in the second half, a BC player gives Scheyer a forearm shot coming around the key. And I really think I heard Dick mutter something like "monkey move" before quickly covering and moving on. It was a late game and I didn't sleep well last night, but be interesting to see if any other bloggers heard it and make mention later today.