Ray Jeske, sports talk host for ESPN 990 in Massillon, said the buzz over the Cavaliers is epic.
Page 2 of 3 - "It's just been absolutely crazy," he
"Everywhere I go (and) everyone I talk to ... everybody wants to know if the Cavs can win the championship - it's just relentless."
"I think that more than sports fans, there's some kind of shared civic pride or regional pride that all of us find in ourselves," said Jeske
, who has worked in sports talk for roughly 15 years.
takes a similar approach.
The sports talker admitted he
will be on pins and needles during NBA Finals games as he
roots for Cleveland.
even joked on air that he
would annoy neighbors when he
yard late at night to ease the anxiety of watching the games.
"I think everybody who does sports for a profession, almost all of us, are fans," Jeske
"Having watched LeBron play since early in his
freshman year of high school, I watch him today like a nervous parent," he
"I'm totally emotionally invested in his
Both Roda and Jeske
envision a monumental celebration if the Cavaliers win the title.
"I just think it will be so cathartic that I expect millions of people to take to the streets wherever they are to celebrate," Jeske
said of Ohioans.