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Vic Jacobs Biography
Vic Jacobs born Victor Jacobs and also known as Vic “The Brick” Jacobs is an American radio and television sportscaster. He is also a musician in a rock & roll soul band, “MWA”.
Vic is best known as a former co-host of The Loose Cannons. It is a sports radio talk airing nationally on Fox Sports Radio. Vic is known for his eccentric behavior like wearing fur caps and robesand also writing Lakers haiku poems to read on-air.
Vic Jacobs Age
Victor Jacobs was born On December 12, 1952. He is 70 years
Vic Jacobs Descent
Jacobs is of Hungarian Jewish descent.
Vic Jacobs Family
Vic grew up in the streets of Queens, New York. He has two older siblings Priscilla and Barnet. He also has six nieces and nephews, and two great- nieces and nephews, Eva and Everest.
Vic Jacobs Education
Vic is a graduate of Cornell University. He got his start in broadcasting career in 1979 in Guam.
Vic Jacobs Career
Vic also had other sports broadcasting stints, working at KTVV (now KXAN-TV), in Austin, Texas, KMPH-TV in Fresno, California, and radio and television outlets in Phoenix, Arizona. He began his broadcasting career at Western Albemarle High School in Crozet, Virginia.
Announcing games for the Warriors, he often found himself in conflict with legendary basketball coach and BC Eagle, Darren Maynard. Maynard would frequently question Vic’s wealth and would ask him to, “Put your money up.”
He arrived in Los Angeles and at KCOP-TV where he was the station’s sports anchor in 1988. His eccentric personality then came to light and was most remembered for throwing a foam brick at the camera, for anything that he disagreed with.
Vic The Brick Jacobs
The “Brick” was used on his Austin, Texas sportscasts as far back as the mid-1980s. During that time, antics also included bringing a pig into the studio to publicize the University of Texas and University of Arkansas rivalry, and also wearing of mascot hats of Longhorn rivals for the same reason.
Vic signed off his Austin broadcast segment by shaking his finger and announcing, “From the nation’s capitol!”. He also used the phrase “You see the brick? You got the brick!” as he threw it at the TV cameras during his “Austin days”.
He also provided sports reports to the Rick Dees’ radio program on Los Angeles’ KIIS-FM in the early 1990s. Vic also used the phrase “You see the brick? Eat It!” on the radio. He began to approach sports reporting in a very unorthodox manner also accounting for his curious appeal and derision.
Vic Jacobs Loose Cannon
For several years, He appeared as a member of the sports radio talk show The Loose Cannons which is broadcast weekday afternoons on Fox Sports Radio with show hosts Steve Hartman and the former host of Access Hollywood, Pat O’Brien.
Vic was often mocked by fellow radio personalities and audience members because of his odd personality quirks. He was also known to have an enormous collection of hats (a lot of them fur) that he wore on the air along with other fur articles of clothing he can be seen wearing at Laker home games. He wears his hair long and usually out or in a ponytail.
According to Vic, his hair growth comes from a bet he made with Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. According to him, the bet states that he will cut his hair when Bryant retires from basketball as a member of the Lakers. Jacob also has a large walrus mustache and muttonchops.
Vic Jacobs Feeling You
He has been credited for two popular local Los Angeles catch phrases, of which the most frequently used is Feeling You! It is meant to represent his allegiance with the fans of the city of Los Angeles, mainly ones of the Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers and the UCLA Bruins.
KLAC is the radio flagship home of the Lakers and Bruins, the former Los Angeles radio outlet for Raiders games, and during the KXTA incarnation, was the radio home of the Dodgers.
Feeling You! is the most popular phrase Vic brings to sports radio. It can probably be attributed to the aforementioned fact that he grew up in Queens, New York City and brings that kind of east coast flavor and attitude to broadcasting.
He constantly stresses coming out of the darkness into the light, to quote another catch phrases he uses on air to describe an athlete or a caller, or sports news in general.
Jacob also frequently waxes moronic on The Loose Cannons as well, with an urban style and delivery. Vic often makes references to Eastern philosophies such as Zen and Bushido.
He concludes each Loose Cannons broadcast with a freeform poetry recitation. His other favorite phrase is an enthusiastic “C’mon” and “C’mon, now!” as an encouragement to callers and fans.
Vic Jacobs Leaves Loose Cannon
Jacobs stopped appearing on the Loose Cannons show in early October, 2012. He was removed from the show’s web site on FoxSportsRadio.com. Despite the widespread speculation that he was removed due to a personality conflict with the co-host Pat O’Brien, the remaining hosts stated on-air that he was reassigned to cover the Los Angeles Lakers.
Some other sources confirmed this reassignment to cover the Lakers for the local Fox Sports Radio affiliate, KLAC. Conan has stated on the air and on his Twitter account that this move from a nationally distributed show to a local reporting assignment was a promotion for Vic and that he is now better-paid and happier.
Vic The Brick Jacobs Net Worth
His net worth is not yet revealed.
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