First things first, I know there are at least three of you who still check this site to see what I have to say. I thank you for that and I’m sorry I haven’t updated recently. Normally, I take my summer blogging fairly slow; I take some trips, see some shows, play some disc golf and then post about whatever ill-advised moves the Cavs make. But when you combine the NBA lockout with my love for Twitter (follow me, @BenCox83!) and my general laziness, well, things have been pretty sparse around here.
So if you’re itching for more Ben blogging, I have some good news.
The fine folks over at WaitingForNextYear.com saw my lack of blogging and thought to themselves, “hey, let’s hire that guy!” and offered me a gig at their site. And of course I said yes. So it is with great joy that I announce that I’ll be joining the boys over at WFNY as a weekend blogger, starting this very weekend.
In all seriousness, I’m pretty pumped about this opportunity. If you’re not familiar with WFNY, well, I dunno what to tell ya. They’re the biggest and best Cleveland sports blog around and pretty much a daily read for the online savvy Cleveland fan. I’ll be over there once or twice a month, keeping things updated and posting various ramblings throughout the weekend.
Finally, in actual news, the Cleveland Cavaliers have decided who will replace Hall of Famer Joe Tait as the radio voice of the Cavs.
Ya. I dunno who he is either, but apparently he was the radio voice of the Lake Erie Monsters. Now, there’s two ways of looking at this: either A) Dan Gilbert hired a young (just 39), up-and-coming talent over some more experienced guys or B) Dan Gilbert hired a guy from down the hall (Gilbert owns the Monsters too, lest you forget) with no basketball experience.
Since I haven’t exactly been tuning in to Monsters games (to put it kindly), I have a hard time forming an opinion on John Michael (he’ll be calling games with Jim Chones, who I do enjoy). Michael could be good, he could suck, or most likely he’ll be somewhere in between; we won’t know until the games start (it’s exactly this type of sterling insight I’ll be bringing to WFNY). But it’s not like I had a specific guy that I wanted to replace Tait. I’m okay with the hire.
Hopefully, we’ll be able to judge John Michael’s work sooner rather than later.