Tampa Bay sports ambassador Dick Vitale has a soft spot for PTP-er Patrick Mahomes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dick Vitale has a Patrick Mahomes story, because of course he does. You don’t become the face and voice of college basketball broadcasting on ESPN for more than four decades, know everyone in his sport (and many others) without collecting anecdotes. The one with Mahomes involves a photo request at the 2019 Final Four, just before the championship game between Virginia and Mahomes’ alma mater, Texas Tech. Tip-off was moments away when Vitale, calling the game, got a tap and was told of the request. “I sign pictures for everybody. I love fans — it’s the hot dog in me,” Vitale …

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