Former Miami Dolphin and current sports radio host Channing Crowder went ballistic on Charles Barkley today over the TNT host’s hope for LeBron James to return to Cleveland because that’s where the “real fans” are.
“Don’t badmouth Miami but sell Cleveland,” Crowder vehemently ranted on the Kup and Crowder Show on WQAM. “You can sell some towns. Don’t sell nasty, dirty, ugly, little Cleveland.”
The real juicy stuff started gushing when he began describing the women of Cleveland. Having played in the NFL for six seasons with the Dolphins in the AFC, he was familiar with the Browns crowd.
“I would rather stare at myself in the mirror then look at the women in Cleveland. When you go to the game on Sunday, you look up in the crowd and you say ‘oh there’s all men at the game.’ Then you start looking closer and you say ‘damn I can’t tell the difference between the women and the men at Cleveland Browns games.’ It is ridiculous.”
Fun fact: My girlfriend grew up in Cleveland. I will not be sending her this one.
Crowder also mentioned how fans used to approach him the day before games in Cleveland, trying to sell him and his teammates on coming to play for the Browns despite playing their team the very next day.
“They call Jersey the armpit of America? Cleveland’s the anus of America, it’s the booty… and the little fans are little hemorrhoids all around the edge.”
Conversation shifted towards Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and how he had the balls to call out LeBron for being “disloyal” back when he left for Miami in 2010.
“The disloyalty to who, to you, master?” Crowder said. “What do you need me to do next? Want me to shine your shoes sir? Get out of here man, damn Dan Gilbert. Micky Arison is an angel. I saw Micky the other day floating around with a halo over at the American Airlines arena looking down on us.”
“People are trying to get out of [Cleveland]. They have to close the highway off at night so people don’t sneak out, so they can keep them there during the day to work and keep the economy [going].”
Charles Barkley vs. Channing Crowder is entertaining radio. Listen to the audio below, courtesy of WQAM.