Born in Strongsville, Ohio and raised in Michigan with Cleveland sports flowing through my veins. I was captivated by the Indians in the 90′s and became a diehard Browns, Tribe, Cavs and Buckeyes fan from afar. Growing up in enemy territory makes for a very interesting perspective of the games! Ecstatic to return to my hometown for the launch of 92.3 The Fan from my job as Sports Director for multiple stations in Parkersburg and Wheeling, WV. I also have a healthy obsession with movies, trivia and golf. Favorite Cleveland athlete: Omar Vizquel.
Kenny Roda joined Baskin & Phelps Wednesday to discuss the Gil Brandt article on NFL teams that will need quarterbacks, and sorting the college QB’s into “tiers” looking forward to the draft, Ohio State falling in the B1G Championship negating a 24-0 start, Nick Saban possibly bolting for Texas and more!
Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott joined Baskin & Phelps Wednesday to discuss the TJ Ward hit that injured Rob Gronkowski, the unfortunate reality of guys hitting low and causing those knee injuries, the difficulty of playing defensive back in the NFL today, how he used to practice every single day looking for better ways to tackle when he played, how players these days don’t want to fine tune their craft, and the toughest fans in the NFL.
Matt Baxendell of Bucknuts.com joined Baskin & Phelps Tuesday to vent on the loss to Michigan State, why they weren’t able to get it done, assistant coaches that may be on the hotseat, where Luke Fickell is coaching next year, trying to fix the OSU defense, and more!
CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora joined Baskin & Phelps Tuesday to discuss the crazy weekend in the NFL, the officiating in Browns/Patriots, a possible cold/snowy weekend showed this Super Bowl could be extremely memorable, a tough question on if penalties should be challenge-able, keeping Josh Gordon out of trouble, and more!
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer joined Baskin & Phelps Tuesday to discuss the insane ending to the Browns/Patriots game this past weekend, how Campbell/Hoyer fit into the Browns’ plans past 2013, and how to make sure Josh Gordon stays out of trouble after week 17.
Monday Browns Beat: 92.3′s Daryl Ruiter joined Baskin & Phelps Monday with the latest Browns news, breaking down the loss to New England, how much blame should be on the officials, and more!
92.3′s Anthony Lima is in Indianapolis to cover the Ohio State vs Michigan State Big 10 Championship, joining Baskin & Phelps Friday to break down the game, go over a dreaded “Doomsday” scenario that could leave OSU outside the championship even if they win, and if the sea of scarlet and gray will engulf the green and white in Indy.
Former NFL QB & current broadcast analyst Boomer Esiason joined Baskin & Phelps Friday to discuss the upcoming Browns vs Patriots game on Sunday, if Cleveland has a chance, Bill Belichick’s personality over the years, the frustration of the 2013 QB situation, and even an Ohio State thought.
Play by Play voice of the Michigan State Spartans football team George Blaha joined Baskin and Phelps to discuss the B1G Championship game between OSU and MSU, how confident that Spartans are going into the game, Cleveland native and MSU QB Connor Cook, and more!
The Columbus Dispatch’s Bill Rabinowitz, author of “Buckeyes Rebirth” joined Baskin & Phelps Thursday to discuss Ohio State’s transformation under Urban Meyer, the psychology of Meyer motivating his players, their matchup against Michigan State on Saturday, and if the criticism of Meyer’s morals from around the country are fair.