Tony Rizzo, Jim Donovan and Andy Baskin walk into a bar.
One hundred people would probably gather around Rizzo
, they said.
And Baskin would be one of the hundred people around Rizzo
, of course, is the longtime Fox 8 veteran and homer-ific host of The Really Big Show
on WKNR 850 AM.
also the most popular sports talk radio personality in town, and for good reason ... by comparison.
combined decades of experience with a willingness to show some semblance of personality in a business that often finds itself deliberating on the seriousness of a groin pull.
More than that, however, and in a much more accurate way of describing Rizzo's talent, he's
the most successful infomercial host in Cleveland.
Guy can flat out hawk product.
Bee pollen wonder pills, windows, cars, jewelry, steaks - you name it, he
can sell it.
On one recent Tuesday morning - August 25 - Rizzo
kicked off the rundown by saying that they didn't really have any guests for the day.
The show would be carried by Rizzo
along with his
co-host, former NFL player Je'Rod Cherry, who doesn't get to talk all that much but mentions that he
won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots when he
does; and the show's two producers, Casey and Matt, who we can't tell apart and who mainly take turns trying to impress Rizzo
The Really Big Show
broke tradition in that regard: Rizzo
came in with two wins, Cherry had the Browns with eight, and Matt/Casey had a total of 12 wins between them.
"Man, Cleveland is a great place to live and raise a family," Rizzo
, more than anyone else in the market, attempts, or attempted at one point, to have fun.