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Video: Celebrating 35 years of Dick Vitale

Analyst Dick Vitale called his first college basketball game for ESPN on Dec. 5, 1979 -- a men's college contest between DePaul and Wisconsin -- on the newly formed 24-hour sports network. Now in his 35th season on the air, Vitale has called more than 1,000 basketball games and has become synonymous with the sport.

To commemorate his 35th year on the network, 35 of Vitale's ESPN colleagues from various sports took the time to send their well wishes and try to offer their best "Dickie V" impersonations.