TRANSCRIPT: Joe Tait’s Last Cavs Radio Words
April 13, 2011 3 Comments
The following is a transcript of Joe Tait’s last moments as the Voice of the Cavaliers…first, his final exchange with Mike Snyder, and then, his sign off – slightly altered from his usual version.
We’d like to thank Fox Sports Ohio for replaying the Cavaliers Radio Network call, so we could properly transcribe these segments:
MIKE SNYDER: Joe, we’ve reached that time, and I’ll tell ya, I must say, it’s really been a privilege for me to work with you, doing this over the last 20 years. I’ve been here for most of those post-games, and some of those west coast games, where you would send me off at halftime. But, you know, I talked with you earlier today…prior to working with you, I heard you as a listener, then I met you as an aspiring sportscaster, and as you get ready to “do it to it” for the last time, I want to simply thank you. I want to thank you for your friendship, and thank you for some unforgettable, great radio, as you have painted the picture and told the stories of the Cavaliers over the years, and entertained us all. And I wish you and Jeanne nothing but the best as you go forward, Joe.
JOE TAIT: Well, thank you, Mike…and knowing what your schedule has been and is, you weren’t an “aspiring” sportscaster, you were a “perspiring” sportscaster. (both laugh)
MIKE SNYDER: There you are, you’ve always got the right thing to say. You’re right… Joe, your sense of humor has made us all feel better about life in Northeast Ohio for almost 40 years now. Thank you.
JOE TAIT: Well, that’s going to do it for yours truly – and (laugh) I mean that in more ways than one…but, it’s been a real ball over the years that I’ve spent here talking to you folks, and I enjoy the response that I have received from you, believe me, very, very sincerely. So, stay tuned, there’ll be more coming on the post game with Mike Snyder, and we’ll see you down the line.
This is Joe Tait…have a good life, everybody!