“Dream,” Graham Help Dickie V Bay-BEE

May 5th, 2009
Hey Bay-BEE! Raheem the Dream and Earnest Graham are awesome with a capital-A!

"Hey Bay-BEE! Raheem the Dream and Earnest Graham are awesome with a capital-A!"

Over the years, Joe has crossed paths with ESPN basketball analyst Dick Vitale a handful of times. And Joe loved it.

 Vitale, also called “Dickie V,” is one of the kindest, most down to earth people Joe has ever met. What you see on TV is what you get.

Dickie V is the real deal. And for Joe it’s refreshing to know there are honest people in an industry largely polluted by frauds of the highest order, led by that sweaty ass clown on BSPN who’s always trying to scream bad nicknames in Joe’s own living room!

Joe loves Dickie V. And so does Raheem the Dream and Earnest Graham, who are set to join Dickie V in Sarasota later this month in Dickie V’s annual gala to beat that bastard known as cancer.

In fact, so moved by Raheem the Dream and Graham, a cancer doctor even uses a painting of Graham as daily inspiration, so writes Richard Dymond of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

The doctor, who graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1991 and also has an office in Lakewood Ranch, glances at the painting every morning for a few seconds before he puts on his white coat and sees the first of 40 people with cancer.

The symbolism is clear to Tetreault.

Graham, like cancer, is well-known, with a feared name stitched on his back. The Hurricanes in the painting are a nameless throng. They all must work together to stop him.

“It can get lonely,” Tetreault said recently. “Every day, I have to tell someone that they have cancer. You can’t imagine how that is for a doctor and for a patient.”

Dickie V has raised hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars over the years to help find a way to stop cancer. It warms Joe’s heart that Raheem the Dream and Graham are helping too.

2 Responses to ““Dream,” Graham Help Dickie V Bay-BEE”

  1. RastaMon Says:

    awwwww…..DV was nice to Joe…and CB blew him off
    that said DV is a real Joe as Joe says…
    If DV ever caught Joe leering at his longed legged beautiful daughter….well probably this thread would have never been started

  2. Joe Says:

    Joe has met Dickie V’s daughter, in the company of Dickie V himself. And yes she is cute and way married.

    What was funny to Joe was Dickie V was being himself, loud and animated and passionate. Dickie V’s daughter sort of tried to blend into the wall with her (then) fiance, a complete polar opposite personality than her father.

    Joe laughs just remembering the incident. She had the look on her face with a sheepish smile like, “I don’t know that man even though we have the same last name.”