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It’s no secret, I love the local sports station, 92.3 The Fan.
It replaced the only radio station in Cleveland that was playing indie rock, so it’s a bit of a double-edged sword, but i’m pleased as punch to have some sports on the FM dial.
A few years ago, Lebron James, back when he was still in our good graces, showed up at an Indians game wearing a New York Yankees ballcap.
On Jim Rome’s nationally syndicated sports talk show, a caller, “Carl in Rosemead” called up and likened it to “showing up at a party with a boner in sweatpants“. Accurate, yes, but his efforts earned him a manual buzzer (Rome’s show, The Jungle, is famous for interrupting/mocking bad or offensive phone calls)
I immediately fell in love with the phrase. Much like Mike Polk Jr’s video from which I stole the title of this site, I felt it was perfect to sum up Cleveland sports.
I ended the call with “drafting Trent Richardson would be like showing up to a party with a boner in sweatpants”. Everyone had a laugh, and we, collectively, went about our day.
Last night, i called into Ken Carman’s radio show, and dropped the same bit, only to find that he dumped it, and did not make it to air.
So, it would seem, Adam and Dustin are the cool uncles, and Ken is the no-nonsense parent.
(Just kidding, Kenny. Your show is great)
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Editor’s Note: The author may or may not have received the manual buzzer once or twice in his lifetime.