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Joe Tait

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:57 pm

According to Tom Withers of the AP. Tait's going to sit out the rest of 2010 due to a heart problem.

https://twitter.com/twithersAP/status/28364684577

It was going to be painful listening to Cavs basketball anyway, but now, could be even worse.
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Re: Tait Done for 2010

Unread postby Ziner » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:00 pm

Gus Johnson is looking for a job, he just got fired by the Knicks... but I doubt even he could get excited for the Cavs this year.
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Re: Tait Done for 2010

Unread postby daddywags » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:03 pm

That's a shame. This was supposed to be his last year, no?
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Re: Tait Done for 2010

Unread postby Spin » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:14 pm

Not only is this team going to be unwatchable, they're going to be unlistenable too.

Other than name, what does this team have in common with the past? :loadof:
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Re: Tait Done for 2010

Unread postby DarNoor » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:39 pm

I've been listening to Joe since the Miracle of Richfield days. Even though i was very young, i can remember how much i enjoyed listening to him. On a personal level, this is more of a loss than losing LeBron.
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Re: Tait Done for 2010

Unread postby jerryroche » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:48 pm

Agreed. Tait's the best in the business. I was an undergrad in the broadcasting program at Ohio U. when he was announcing Bobcat games, and it was plainly evident that he would eventually hit the big time. He was that good, even back then. Since those days, I've personally chatted with him a few times--at least once that I remember at length--and there's not a more competent, professional guy in the game. Here's hoping he responds well to treatment and comes back for at least a brief encore before he hangs up the golden mike for good.
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Re: Tait Done for 2010

Unread postby leadpipe » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:43 am

Can't see him coming back. He's said in past interviews his biggest regret was not losing weight - because he knows he could. and I'm sure he knows his career is a big reason he never did. Going back on the road could literally kill the guy.

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Re: Tait Done for 2010

Unread postby aoxo1 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:11 am

Ziner wrote:Gus Johnson is looking for a job, he just got fired by the Knicks... but I doubt even he could get excited for the Cavs this year.


Gus Johnson and his phoney baloney shtick are awful, no matter what Simmons says over and over.

Dude is a bad, bad play by play guy. At least in the NFL; I don't watch a ton of March Madness, so maybe he isn't so transparently phoney and late on all of his calls for that.
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Re: Tait Done for 2010

Unread postby Triple-S » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:20 am

Gus Johnson doing College basketball is rather good.

Him doing pro football? not so much.

I actually think he'd be better suited doing college sports all around. I think that's where his schtick is best.
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Re: Tait Done for 2010

Unread postby Squints » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:35 am

Worst case scenario would be that Gilbert finally gets his big name free agent in the form of Johnson, Fred Mac moves permanently to the radio side and Johnson is teamed up with AC. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Tait Done for 2010

Unread postby Cease » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:24 pm

One of those voices that become so engrained that I sometimes think with Joe Tait's voice. Will be missed tremendously this season.

Pullin for Joe to make it back soon.
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Re: Tait Done for 2010

Unread postby FUDU » Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:34 am

Do the right thing and give the jog to Reghi. While I was never his biggest fan he was respectable at calling the games, has the history, has solid basketball IQ and last but not least gets him off of sports talk radio.

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Re: Tait Done for 2010

Unread postby Orenthal » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:53 pm

^I was negative on the idea from the start till I saw, "gets him off of sports talk radio."
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Re: Tait Done for 2010

Unread postby Loo » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:53 am

We're all huge Tait fans--and this isn't really realistic--but I'd be giddy if Gus Johnson came to Cleveland's booth, to the point of only listening to games on the radio.

At least someone not from Cleveland could get overly excited watching the Cavs (I'm just assuming he's not from NE Ohio).
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Re: Tait Done for 2010

Unread postby papacass » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:53 am

http://www.cleveland.com/ohio-sports-blog/index.ssf/2010/11/cleveland_cavaliers_broadcaste.html

Joe is back in the hospital. He's in the ICU at the Clinic after falling ill with chest pains and dizziness on Sunday. He might have a blood clot in his leg.
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