OTC: Cleveland Radio Laughing At KC’s Romeo/Daboll Plight / KU Hoops Hunt For 9th Straight B12

“Chiefs’ fans – they are laughing at us in Cleveland! … They knew in Cleveland and now we know in Kansas City.”
Michael Coleman, sports anchor, KCTV5
GH: Is this how bad it has gotten here in Kansas City? It’s so ridiculously futile here that even Cleveland Browns fans are now making fun of us? Coleman played an audio clip from a Cleveland sports talk radio show on his Wednesday sportscasts. Read on for the Clevelanders’ comments.

“The guy [on a KC sports talk radio station] comes back from break and he says, ‘Why Brian Daboll is still employed… Then they played the sound from Romeo and he goes, ‘Well, uh, uh, uh…”
Aaron Goldhammer, Cleveland sports talk show host, WKNR-AM
GH: The rest of Goldhammer’s comment was drowned out by howls of laughter from his cohost, Tony Rizzo. Is Kansas City now known as, “The Mistake by the Fake (GM)?” We are now the butt of Cleveland’s jokes? This is getting serious, Clark.  BTW; The name of Goldhammer’s and Rizzo’s show? The Really Big Show. Sounds somewhat familiar…

“Six weeks ago I said, ‘Apparently they don’t get the Internet in Kansas City.’ ”
Tony Rizzo, Cleveland sports talk show host, WKNR-AM
GH: Rizzo’s comment referenced the lack of success that Romeo Crennel had in Cleveland – and the Chiefs’ inability to project the same results would likely occur with Romeo as the Chiefs’ head coach. For all of you long-time KC sports talk radio listeners – as the late Mizzou football coach, Larry Smith, would proudly say, “I don’t have an Internet.”

“Thank God we’re not those teams this time around.”
Tony Rizzo, Cleveland sports talk show host, WKNR-AM
GH: Geez. The Browns are 2-6 and these brown-mustard-stained wretches are laughing and thanking the Almighty that they’re not Chiefs’ fans. Do something, Clark. Before the Argonaut fans start laughing at us. 

“Love Romeo! Great guy. Great coordinator. Horrible coach. Horrible! Brian Daboll – horrible coach!”
Tony Rizzo, WKNR-AM
GH: These two guys were entertaining in the short clip that KCTV5 aired. There should be a race between 610 and 810 to get these two Cleveland talkers on one of their shows to tell Romeo and Daboll stories. That would beat the hell out of the next interview with a Target parking lot bride or the guy grilling chicken on top of a beer can. You can hear the Cleveland sports talk show hosts’ audio here. 

“I don’t usually eat red meat.”
Soren Petro, 810 AM
GH: While it is still moving?

“I try to treat every team in the [Big 12] on equal footing. I really get along great with every coach in the league. I try really hard to call it down the middle.”
Fran Fraschilla, who will replace Bob Knight as the TV analyst for the Big 12 Big Monday games on ESPN, 810 AM
GH: Fraschilla is a much better option as an analyst than Knight, who never seemed to take his job seriously. But I’m not nearly as enthralled with FF as most. His great relationships with the conference coaches and his bending over to be fair to all teams make for a bland broadcast. Give me a guy like Doug Gottlieb over FF any day or night. Gottlieb lives on the edge and isn’t afraid to speak his mind about a player, coach or team. I would much prefer an opinionated analyst like Gottlieb or Jay Bilas than a fence sitter like Fraschilla.

“Right now, I think Dallas-Fort Worth has the best high school basketball in the country – and that’s coming from a New York guy.”
Fran Fraschilla, 810 AM
GH: Really? So now Dallas is the mecca for high school football and high school hoops?  If only they could get that Longhorn Network working.

“I think he’s got more potential for greatness than either of those two guys.”
Fran Fraschilla, saying that KU’s Ben McLemore has more potential than Brandon Rush and Xavier Henry, 810 AM
GH: Big Ben’s put-back slam dunk in his debut Tuesday night made Fraschilla look like a prophet. He is going to be fun to watch – at least this season.

“I’m not giddy about my team at all yet but I love their ‘try’ level.”
Bill Self, 610 AM
GH: I have heard Self talk about his team a number of times already this season. He sounds giddy to me.

“I think there is great pride in winning the league and no team wants to be the one that didn’t.”
Bill Self, on KU’s attempt for their ninth straight Big 12 Conference title, 610 AM
GH: Wow. Just wow. That streak is just incredible in today’s game. Hats off to KU.PS: I heard some grumblings from Jayhawk fans that the Allen Fieldhouse pregame video underwent a major makeover and most were not happy. No Mario shot? Boring video of recruits signing letters of intent? As Michael Coleman would say – “Back to the drawing board!”

“I think Oklahoma State is loooooaded and I think Oklahoma is loaded too. When you’ve got Texas and West Virginia in the middle of the pact, that tells you your league is pretty good.”
Bill Self, 610 AM
GH: I also think The Mayor in Ames will have some talent for the Big 12 to have to defend. Kansas State is going to be very interesting to monitor as well. Nothing like Big 12 basketball to warm my winter nights…and piss off my wife.

“I’d say I’m almost always 80% [on my free throws].”
Nate Bukaty, who said he routinely shoots free throws prior to calling the KU women’s basketball games, 810 AM
GH: We need a sponsor to organize a KC-area celebrity free throw contest. We can hold the finals during the CBE HOF Classic at Sprint Center in November. I’d love to see Bukaty, Michael Coleman, Lazlo and Gary Lezak battle it out front of 17K fans. Somebody make this happen.

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19 Responses to OTC: Cleveland Radio Laughing At KC’s Romeo/Daboll Plight / KU Hoops Hunt For 9th Straight B12

  1. Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

    Anyone else get a chuckle out of Mack Brown’s pissing and moaning about LHN?

    • kylerohde says:

      Absolutely. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

      • Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

        Mack Brown is like an old woman with a Virginia Ham under one arm, crying the blues because she’s got no bread. Piss on that guy and that entire university.

  2. John says:

    How does Michael Coleman continue to have a job in sports?

  3. Jim says:

    Complete mystery!

  4. JimmyD says:

    Gottelib recently moved from ESPN to CBS. He’ll probably be part of their tournament studio show

  5. The Smartman says:

    Cleveland breaking our balls is like Monique calling Oprah fat and poor.

    Having hit all four regions of the US over the past 3 weeks we are a laughingstock. People know the David Glass is cheap and his son is dumb story. They know the Clark “lucky sperm”Hunt story. The ball breaking all ends the same. At least you’ve , (Kansas City), won a World Series and a Superbowl…..ages ago…..not many cities can say that.

    Bill Self’s faux humility is just BS. He’s got gamers…..again. If they stay healty they should win the Big 12, be seeded 4-8 in the National Tournament and be in the conversation if they still have gas and balls after the second round. Love him or hate him he knows how to coach Americas next group of America’s Mosted Wanted.

  6. Joe says:

    Loss of $$$$$ is the only thing that will force Clark Hunt to make any serious changes. He signed off on hiring guys that have no track record of success – why? – convenient, and inexpensive. JH

    • Phaedrus says:

      Pioli wasnt inexpensive.

      Greg, are you still running NY? There’s a marathon at SM park next weekend. Im guessing it wont be the same atmosphere as NYC, but maybe they’ll waive th entrance fee for you.

  7. Ron says:

    It’s getting harder and harder to take Nate Bukaty seriously.

  8. The Smartman says:

    I’ve always called him Nate Bukkake, and yes, he is hard to take seriously.

  9. chuck says:

    ““Six weeks ago I said, ‘Apparently they don’t get the Internet in Kansas City.’ ”
    Tony Rizzo, Cleveland sports talk show host, WKNR-AM

    “The dumbshits coulda asked me, I live just over on State Line.”

    -Alexander Majors

  10. “I was born in Cleveland, can’t anyone pick up a phone?”

  11. chuck says:

    The Chiefs are so fuckin bad, the Missouri River is on fire.

  12. The Chiefs have no fuckin prayer.

  13. chuck says:

    PIOLI: O that we now had here
    But one ten thousand of those men in Cleveland
    That do no work to-day!

    HUNT: What’s he that wishes so?
    My GM Pioli?? No, my fair cousin;
    If we are mark’d to lose, we are enow
    To do our team loss; and if to win,
    The fewer men, the greater share of honour!

    PIOLI: That does strenghten the bottom line.

    HUNT:God’s will! I pray thee, wish not one player more.
    By Jove, I am covetous for gold,
    And do care I who doth feed upon my cost;
    It yearns me much if men my garments wear;
    Such outward things dwell in my desires.
    But if it be a sin to covet honour,
    I am the most offending soul alive.

    PIOLI: Honour don’t come cheap in the NFL, my Liege.

    HUNT: No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from Cleveland.

    PIOLI: A little late for that.

    HUNT: God’s peace! I would not lose so great an honour
    As one man more methinks would share from me
    For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!

    PIOLI: Good, I think we cleaned them out, although I think I have Phil Savage’s number on my cell.

    HUNT: Rather proclaim it, Pioli, through my host,
    That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
    Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
    And crowns for convoy put into his purse;

    PIOLI: Your gonna pony up money for Bowe’s bus fare?

    HUNT: This day is call’d the All Saints Day.

    Pioli: Wish we were playing them again instead of the Bolts.

    HUNT: He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
    Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,
    And rouse him at the name of All Saints Day.
    He that shall live this day, and see old age,
    Will yearly on the vigil tailgate with his neighbours,
    And say ‘To-morrow is All Saints Day.’
    Then will he open his wallet and show his ticket stubs,
    And say ‘This money went down a rat hole on All Saints Day.’

    Pioli: Don’t forget the Parking Revenue.

    HUNT: Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
    But he’ll remember, with advantages,
    What beers he drank that day. Then shall the names,
    Familiar in his mouth as household words-
    Stram, the Coach, Lenny the QB, Taylor the Reciever,
    Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.
    This story shall the good man teach his son;

    PIOLI: It’s all they got left.

    HUNT: And All Saints Day shall ne’er go by,
    From this day to the ending of the NFL becuae of concussions.
    But we in it shall be remembered-
    We few, we unhappy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that spends his money with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile in the uper tier
    This day shall gentle his condition;
    And gentlemen in Cleveland now-a-bed
    Shall think themselves luckier than shit they were not here,
    And hold their wallets close whiles any speaks
    That bought with us upon All Saints Day.

    PIOLI: Here is a huge bag of money sir.

  14. Slim says:

    Must have been a lot of noobs at the KU game. They always show an abbreviated video for the Exhibitions, the regular one will be back when the games count.

  15. john doe says:

    must be a tough conference if the same team wins it every year

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