Bob: I read with interest your May 11 column about the Sportsync Radio, a product I have fantasized about for over 20 years. [The $70 item enables you to match up the radio play-by-play of a sports event with the action on TV, which generally trails the audio by many annoying seconds.]



I started muting the TV and listening to the radio during Browns games back when that moron Al DeRogatis was doing color. Then cable came along and the delay problems kicked in.



I purchased the scanner per your suggestion and have tried it out on a couple of the Cavs playoff games. It works great — about 12.5 seconds delay.



But what I really got it for are Buckeye and Browns games. No more Kirk Herbstreit, or Matt Millen. Bring on Paul Keels, Jim Lachey, Jim Donovan and Doug Dieken.



No more fake football coverage!



Tom Burns



Canton



Tom: Thanks for the review. This could be particularly valuable for Cavs fans who aren’t fond of Jeff Van Gundy and/or Mike Breen, who will be calling the entire Cavs-Warriors series for ABC, and would much prefer the Cavs own radio guys, John Michael and Jim Chones.



The following does not qualify as breaking news, but in case you haven’t heard ... Game 1 of the NBA Finals airs tonight at 9 on WEWS (Channel 5).



Defend the Land!



UNIQUE DEFENSE



I hardly ever write about things that take place entirely outside of Northeast Ohio. But sometimes I just can’t help myself. This is one of those times.



The Sun Sentinel in South Florida reported that a man who used oral sex as a defense in his murder trial was acquitted.



This is not makeupable.



A 65-year-old man was facing a second-degree murder charge after his 60-year-old girlfriend was found dead in her apartment. In opening arguments, the defendant’s lawyer said the man was extremely well-endowed, and that led to the woman choking to death.



The Sun Sentinel reported that the judge was actually considering a defense request to show the, um, murder weapon to the jury. There was even some discussion about whether the item in question should be displayed in an inflated state. Seriously. Google it.



Noting that the judge eventually decided against showing the weapon to the jury — but that perhaps the jury noticed an outsized bulge — one reader quipped, “If the pants don’t fit, you must acquit.”



SAME OLD



Reader Glenn Hutchison of Strongsville thought I might enjoy a potshot at politicians and the media that was unleashed awhile back.



Can you guess who said this?



“It is [the lawmakers’] ignorance, quite as much as actual viciousness, which makes it so difficult to secure passage of good laws or prevent the passage of bad ones ... .



“It will be hard to make any great improvements in the character of the legislators until respectable people become more fully awake to their duties, and until the newspapers become more truthful and less reckless in their statements.”



That was Teddy Roosevelt in 1886.



Yes, 1886. I guess some things never change.



The quote appears in a Roosevelt biography called I Rose Like a Rocket.



Must be fake news.



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