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Encyclopedia > Dan Patrick
Dan Patrick
Born May 15, 1956 (1956-05-15) (age 51)
Flag of the United States Mason, Ohio, USA
Occupation Sportscaster
Spouse Susan
Children Grace, Georgia, Jack, Mollye
Website DanPatrick.com
Dan Patrick Show

Daniel Patrick Pugh (born May 15, 1956), better known as Dan Patrick, is an American sportscaster from Mason, Ohio. He attended the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. His brother, Bill Pugh, is a longtime sports radio executive, and is currently the head of programming at Sporting News Radio. Patrick was an anchor on ESPN's SportsCenter (1989-2006). He also hosted The Dan Patrick Show on ESPN Radio from September 13, 1999 to August 17, 2007. Starting on March 19, 2006, until the final game of the NBA Finals, he became the host of ABC's then-titled NBA Nation, a pregame show for the network's NBA telecasts. is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... {{Infobox City image_seal=Mason, Ohio Seal. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... {{Infobox City image_seal=Mason, Ohio Seal. ... The University of Dayton is a private Catholic university operated by the Society of Mary located in Dayton, Ohio. ... : Gem City : Birthplace of Aviation United States Ohio Montgomery 56. ... Sporting News Radio is a sports radio network that broadcasts sports news, talk, scores, and highlights 24/7. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... This article is about the American ESPN show. ... The Dan Patrick Show is a syndicated sports talk show that is hosted by SportsCenter personality Dan Patrick and broadcast on ESPN Radio in Bristol, Connecticut during most of the year and New York, New York during the NBA season. ... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... NBA Sunday Countdown, also known simply as NBA Countdown, is a weekly, thirty minute pregame show airing prior to each National Basketball Association (NBA) telecast on the American Broadcasting Company. ... “NBA” redirects here. ...


ESPN announced on July 9, 2007 that he would be leaving the network in August 2007. Patrick’s final radio show was broadcast on Friday, August 17, 2007. The mutual agreement allowed Patrick to pursue new interests outside of ESPN and brought to an end his involvement with ESPN’s radio, television and magazine outlets. ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


For many years, Dan and Keith Olbermann were among ESPN's most recognizable faces. Olbermann used the catch phrase "Welcome to the big show" when Patrick worked with him on SportsCenter. When Olbermann left, Patrick said, "This isn't the Big Show anymore." [citation needed] Keith Olbermann (born January 27, 1959) is an American news anchor, commentator and radio sportscaster. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... This article is about the American ESPN show. ...

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Early life

Patrick was a basketball player in high school, becoming an Ohio all-state selection his senior year.[citation needed] He attended Eastern Kentucky University on a basketball scholarship for two years before transferring to the University of Dayton, where he joined the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... University Building Eastern Kentucky University, commonly referred to as Eastern or by the acronym EKU by local residents, is an undergraduate and graduate teaching and research institution located in Richmond, Kentucky, U.S.A.. EKU is known for nationally prominent programs in criminal justice, education, environmental health, forensic science, the... The University of Dayton is a private Catholic university operated by the Society of Mary located in Dayton, Ohio. ... Phi Sigma Kappa (ΦΣK) is a fraternity devoted to three cardinal principles: the promotion of Brotherhood, the stimulation of Scholarship, and the development of Character. ...


Prior to ESPN

Prior to working with ESPN, Patrick was known by his real name, Dan Pugh, as an on-air personality with the album rock-formatted WTUE in Dayton, Ohio (1979-1983). Patrick was then a sports reporter for CNN (1983-89), where his assignments included the World Series, NBA Finals and Winter Olympics. WTUE is a classic rock station in Dayton, Ohio. ... : Gem City : Birthplace of Aviation United States Ohio Montgomery 56. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ...


Departure from ESPN/ABC

On July 9, 2007, Patrick on his radio show announced his departure from ESPN/ABC effective August 17, 2007, stating, "I am leaving ESPN August 17 to go out on my own and be a free agent. "I think I was starting to take it (ESPN) for granted," Patrick said. He said ESPN tried to talk him out of it. If there were any animosity, he says, "I wouldn't be sticking around until August." is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


Patrick remained off air from ESPN radio until August 15 for his three farewell shows. [1] He was originally reported to be returning for a final week, but returned on Wednesday of that week. ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


ESPN's statement released to the media said that Patrick would be released from his contract August 31, 2007, exactly one year early from his deal that was to run until August 31, 2008. The statement also said this would be the final comment on Patrick's situation from ESPN. "ESPN contractually bans all employees from making specific announcements of their futures on their airways, but out of respect to Dan and all he's done for ESPN we allowed him an opportunity to end the speculation". ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


Reaction to Patrick's departure from ESPN/ABC

Reaction from media sources hit the internet by storm. Many webpages, blogs, and news media outlets have speculated on the reasons for Patrick's departure and possible future. On July 10, 2007's The Dan Patrick Show, Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick himself put some of the rumors and comments to rest. is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Dan Patrick Show is a syndicated sports talk show that is hosted by SportsCenter personality Dan Patrick and broadcast on ESPN Radio in Bristol, Connecticut during most of the year and New York, New York during the NBA season. ... Keith Olbermann (born January 27, 1959) is an American news anchor, commentator and radio sportscaster. ...


Patrick confirmed that he was asked by the producers of The Price is Right to audition for the vacant host position, but he declined. The job eventually went to Drew Carey. Patrick admitted that he was hurt when good friend, Sports Illustrated writer Rick Reilly wrote that, "Patrick was making one of the top 5 biggest career mistakes in Entertainment history," ranking right under Shelly Long's leaving Cheers and Katie Couric's leaving NBC. The Price Is Rights US 35th season logo. ... Drew Allison Carey (born May 23, 1958) is an American comedian and actor. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Richard Rick Paul Reilly (born February 3, 1958 in Boulder, Colorado) is the back-page sportswriter for Sports Illustrated. ... Shelley Long Shelley Lee Long (born August 23, 1949 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is an American actress. ... Cheers is a popular American situation comedy produced by Charles-Burrows-Charles Productions in association with CBS Paramount Television for NBC. Cheers was created by the team of James Burrows, Glen Charles, and Les Charles. ... Katherine Anne Katie Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American media personality who became well-known as co-host of NBCs Today. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...


Keith Olbermann stated that it was only a matter of time before a website claimed that Patrick was fired from ESPN as was falsely reported of Olbermann. Patrick again stated he was leaving on good terms with ESPN and that he could return to ESPN if he would so choose. Patrick said that he wants to be on both television and radio again although some newspapers were reporting he only wanted to do radio. Keith Olbermann (born January 27, 1959) is an American news anchor, commentator and radio sportscaster. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


Future beyond ESPN/ABC

On July 12, 2007, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Patrick will continue in radio and launch a new nationally syndicated program via Chicago-based Content Factory.[2] is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Chicago Sun-Times is an American daily newspaper published in Chicago. ...


On August 23rd and 24th, 2007, Patrick filled in as a host on Dennis & Callahan, the morning show on WEEI, a Boston-based sports talk radio station. Patrick was joined by Greg Dickerson.


Movies

Patrick has made cameo appearances in many movies, they are as following: [3]

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Last Shows

August 17, 2007 was Dan Patrick's last day on ESPN Radio. He named his final 3 shows "Farewell For Now" tour. The last 20 minutes of his show was filled with many thank yous and looks back down on memory lane. Guest stars included Bob Costas, Bobby Knight, Ron Burgundy, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Ken Griffey Junior, and other sports stars. ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ... Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s. ... Bob Knight Robert Montgomery (Bobby or Bob) Knight (born October 25, 1940 in Massillon, Ohio, USA), known as The General, is the head mens basketball coach at Texas Tech University. ... Portrayed by Will Ferrell in the 2004 American comedy Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy, Burgundy is the main character of the film. ... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ... George Kenneth Griffey, Jr. ...


Commercial spokesperson

Patrick appears as the commercial spokesman for the following advertisement campaigns:

Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... It has been suggested that Hero sandwich be merged into this article or section. ... Cousins Subs was founded in 1972 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... This article is about the American ESPN show. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... This article reads like an advertisement. ... The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company is a regional American beermaker based in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. ... Time Warner Inc. ...

"En fuego"

Patrick told about the following at the ESPN25 Silver Anniversary Spectacular.


In 1994, when calling the highlights for a game in which Marv Albert described Sam Cassell as being "on fire," Dan Patrick said he was "el fuego", which he thought was Spanish for "on fire." A few months later, he received a letter from a Spanish teacher in Pennsylvania suggesting that he say that athletes are "en fuego" (on fire) rather than "el fuego" (the fire). Since then, Patrick has used "en fuego" on certain occasions when a player is said to be "on fire." Note that "en fuego" is an Anglicism in Spanish, since it is a literal translation from English (and could be also translated as "in fire"-- that is, "in flames," which has nearly the opposite meaning); as such, other translations would be more fitting, e.g., prendido ("lit" or "fired up"). Patrick started using the "en fuego" phrase because he believed the standard "on fire" phrase had become cliché. The year 1994 in television involved some significant events. ... Marv Albert (born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig on June 12, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television and radio sportscaster, honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and is commonly referred to as the voice of basketball. ... Samuel (Sam) James Cassell (born November 18, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays point guard for the NBAs Los Angeles Clippers. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Music Videos

Dan Patrick has appeared twice in music videos: A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...

  • In the 1995 Hootie & the Blowfish song "Only Wanna Be With You", where he called the group, who was using their money to purchase several sports teams in the video, "Dare I say they're anything but 'en fuego'."
  • In the 2002 Brad Paisley song "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)", with the quote "Brad Paisley, dare I say, 'en fuego'."

See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... Hootie & the Blowfish are an American pop-rock band, originally formed at the University of South Carolina by Darius Rucker, Dean Felber, Jim Soni Sonefeld and Mark Bryan. ... Only Wanna Be With You is a pop song released in 1995 by Hootie & the Blowfish, the third single from their breakthrough album Cracked Rear View. ... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ... Brad Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer, and songwriter from Glen Dale, West Virginia. ...

References

  1. ^ http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2007/07/17/dan-patrick-will-return-for-farewell-week-at-espn-radio
  2. ^ http://www.suntimes.com/business/feder/465261,CST-FIN-feder12.article
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0665830/

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