The Cleveland Cavaliers began their season Thursday, Oct. 30th at The Q. FOX Sports Ohio, SportsTime Ohio, and FOXSportsOhio.com covered the Cleveland celebration all day long. The game was exclusively on TNT and the Cavs lost to the Knicks 95-90.
Drennan Live on SportsTime Ohio – 3:30pm-7:00pm
- From 3:30pm to 7:00pm on SportsTime Ohio, Drennan Live, the ever popular sports talk show hosted by Bruce Drennan, broadcasted live from outside Quicken Loans Arena. The set was located at The Q’s ceremonial northwest entrance on the corner of Ontario and Huron.
- Guests included FOX Sports Ohio Cavs broadcasters Fred McLeod, Campy Russell, Jeff Phelps, and Allie Clifton, Cavs radio play by play voice John Michael, FOXSportsOhio.com beat writer Sam Amico, Cavs.com writer Joe Gabriele, and additional members from the Cavs, media and more.
Cavaliers Live on FOX Sports Ohio
Pregame show 7:00pm – 8:00pm
- A special hour-long Cavaliers Live pregame show began at 7:00pm. Austin Carr, Campy Russell and Jeff Phelps hosted from the set outside The Q and Fred McLeod and Allie Clifton reported from inside the arena. In addition to commentary and in-depth pregame coverage, the show, presented by Toyota, included a feature with Coach Blatt, “At Home with Anderson Varejao”, and sit downs with Dan Gilbert and LeBron James.
Postgame show immediately following the game
- Following the final buzzer, Cavaliers Live postgame show, presented by Conrad’s Tire Express and Total Car Care Centers, showcased highlights, interviews and analysis live from the outside set.
FOX Sports Ohio Girls Bridget and Kristine as well as FOX Sports robot Cleatus were also part of the celebration.
- Bridget and Kristine were at Harry Buffalo on East 4th St. downtown 6:00pm to 7:30pm to play games and win cool prizes.
- Cleatus, the giant FOX Sports Robot, was outside The Q next to the FOX Sports set from 5:00pm to 7:30pm and fans lined up to take pictures with him.
FOXSportsOhio.com & social media
- Check out all the videos here in BURST as well as the photo galleries of the LeBron mural unveiling, the downtown celebration, the celebrities in town, and LeBron’s first game back as a Cavalier. D
- During the game Jeff Phelps took over the @FOXSportsOH twitter handle and Sam Amico was chatting live on FOXSportsOhio.com.
- Pregame, halftime and postgame stories from Sam Amico and Zac Jackson