I don't want to wait until Dick Enberg dies to sing his praises. Last week when I was home, I had the chance to watch a lot of the French Open coverage on ESPN, and got to thinking about the incredible breadth and depth of Enberg's career as a sports announcer.
It really is amazing, if you think about it. Just off the top of my head, I can think of the following events for which Enberg has provided the play-by-play:
NCAA Basketball Championship
American League Championship Series
Australian Open (tennis)
French Open (tennis)
U.S. Open (tennis)
U.S. Open (golf)
And he's been good-to-great at all of them. In the end, I'm not sure I can think of another announcer who has done as much, as well, as Dick Enberg.