Dickie V, otherwise known as Dick Vitale, is the GOAT of college basketball commentators. His excitement, energy and influence has helped make college basketball what it is today. He has been the voice of the sports for decades. In short, if you follow sports, you probably know his voice and lexicon. Ever called someone a PTP’ER? (prime time player), how about a “diaper dandy”? Yep, probably so. In other words, he is a big deal in the industry, so when he says something critical, which he rarely does, people should listen. Vitale took to Twitter recently to address a situation at Louisiana State University, blasting the current political climate in the process. Why? LSU for some reason feels the need to add a woman’s name to the legendary Dale Brown Court. Equality for the win! Check this out.
LSU’s Dale Brown Court may soon include the name of former Tigers women’s basketball coach Sue Gunter.
Just over a year ago, LSU named their court after Brown, who is the most decorated men’s hoops coach in school history. Brown led the Tigers to a pair of Final Four appearances and won 448 games.
Now, according to Louisiana’s WAFB News, LSU’s Board of Supervisors will vote next week to potentially add Gunter’s name to the court.
Dale Brown, the college coaching legend and the primary reason LSU had any success in the 80’s and 90’s was honored with the floor of Pete Maravich Arena being named for him. Like Pistol Pete, he is a legend at LSU. So, what’s the issue? Apparently, the libs that run the school make sure they don’t run afoul of the woke mob, so the want to add Sue Gunter, the most successful women’s coach at LSU along with Brown’s. That’s not to take anything away from Gunter, who was very accomplished also, but why the need to throw Gunter’s name on the floor as well? Equality? Is it not ok to honor the most successful coach in program history and leave it at that? Apparently, LSU thinks everything has to be even-Stephen, or Stephanie in this case.
Dick Vitale recognizes the absurdity of the situation and said as much Friday.
“This is wacky Dale deserved the honor & it finally was affirmed & now UGLY POLITICS is involved,” tweeted Vitale.
To be clear, Dickie V isn’t bashing Gunter, a success in her own right. His issue is with LSU’s Board of Supervisors and, at least according to his friend and fellow broadcaster, Tim Brando, Louisiana’s Governor.
It’s pretty simple – you don’t bestow a significant honor upon someone, then drop and ‘oh, by the way’ barely a year later.
Dick Vitale calls LSU's possible Dale Brown Court name change absurd ; kudos to @DickieV for pointing out how the rest of the College Basketball world would feel if this motion were raised on February 10th. This is the wrong old man to go after! https://t.co/nuaNuICkL7
— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) February 4, 2023
There is no need for LSU’S Board of Supervisors to take away from the meaning of Dale Brown Court by adding Gunter’s name. LSU doesn’t have to be lazy and just slap a name on the court. Build a statue perhaps? Maybe name a practice facility for her? Anything to do with the women’s program would be more appropriate, even if most college campuses are populated with boys who think they are girls, militant members of the woke gay mafia, and card-carrying communists. And that’s just the faculty! Vitale, who is employed by one of the biggest offenders when it comes to misguided social justice and false political narratives, ESPN, is probably too big to cancel and too legendary to shout down, but Vitale is also not going to keep his mouth shut, and he shouldn’t. The game and the network have him to thank for much of their popularity, so when Dickie V speaks out about ‘ugly politics”, the network and LSU should listen. Will they? Probably not, but Vitale likely won’t be quiet either in his support of his friend and legend Dale Brown.
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