Fred McCloud jumping ship. TRAITOR!

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  1. roscoe36

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    FSN Play-by-play man Fred McCloud (cue detteam with a reference to his attractive wife) is jumping to be an announcer for the Cavs next season.

    Fred is the most annoying homer announcer ever in my opinion. The Cleveland fans deserve him.

    I'm hoping that Mark Champion (radio) can take over. He's a superb straight man, although chemistry may be an issue with Greg Kelser who is more of an analyst than a color commentator. Fred was too much color for my liking although I am sure he was popular with the cornbread fans.
     
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    Dang agree he was a homer, but I actually enjoyed him and kelser more so than Blaha and Co.

    Don't know if I could stand listening to him slobbering in Labrons jock
     
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    Good news to me!!

    I never much cared for McCloud.

    Yes Champion would be an excellent choice, or Mat Daery ( spelling ).
    Whoever it is Kelsey can carry him like he did McCloud for all those years. I think those two go back to the Pass Sports days.
     
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    Have I ever mentioned that Fred's wife is HOT?!!! ;) Hopefully she'll stay with WDIV and they'll have the always failing commuter romance. :fingerscr :)

    If not, I'm gonna miss her early morning traffic reports :(


    I hope Kelser stays on board :nod:
     
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    Who is his wife?
     
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    Awesome! Fred annoyed me so much. Not as much for his homerism (He has some great quotes), but for the fact that he messed up players' names (OUR OWN PLAYERS) at least once per game.

    "Here comes The Wallaces up the court, uh McDyess and Rasheed, or is that Dale Davis?"

    Good riddance.
     
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    Beth McLeod

    and that pic doesn't do her justice
     
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    uh... I hope not. Is she younger, better looking and less wrinkly in person?
     
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    UH...I'll pass on her.
     
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    She looks like a Klingon!
     
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    Apparently you guys aren't 47 like me! :laugh: Fred did well!
     
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    Sorry dteam. No offence meant towards your...uh... I mean Fred's wife.

    I guess its all relative. When I'm 47 (in 20 years) I'll take another look at that pic and think "Dang, detteam was right. Fred McCloud's wife was pretty hot back in 2006!" :P
     
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    Fred's wife is pretty hot. She should be outraged by that picture.
     
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    When I was in Cleveland for game 3 last year Fred Mccleod grabs us off the street to be on the news for pump up the pistons, we talked to him for a good half hour before getting taped. He was pretty cool actually, but it just seems weird that he's a cleveland supporter and thats where I met him. By the way, last Friday in Auburn Hills I ran into Rasheed and talked a little while at the bar with him while he was waiting for food. That 200 dollar tab didnt keep me mad after I met him. Best PF ever.
     
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    I was never a big fan of McCleod, but I guess I got used to him over time.

    I'd be disappointed if we lost Kelser, he does a pretty good job.
     
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    I emailed Beth McLeod last night to ask her if she is leaving WDIV...then I told her I liked Fred's Piston broadcasts, but that he's a big-time homer.

    She got back to me this morning to say she is staying with WDIV. She laughed about Fred and said the Pistons wanted him to be a homer.
     
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    Hmmm... her husband is leaving town. She's staying and now she's emailing you....

    You may just have a shot dteam! :eyebrows:
     
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    i always liked how ridiculous he was, but when he said 'jason max-max-maxiell' that sounded dumb. i think that move sealed his fate and he got kicked out of detroit just like isiah and larry brown :P
     
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    Now I can argue that our broadcasts would have been better if we had done whatever was necessary to keep McLeod in the D.
     
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