Bruce Drennan

New developments (and sometimes even old ones) during a live radio or TV show often lead to interesting reactions from the hosts, and the latest there comes from SportsTime Ohio’s Bruce Drennan. While taking a call on his afternoon Drennan Live show Tuesday, Drennan learned from his producer about the trade that the Cleveland Browns agreed to with the Cincinnati Bengals, which then reportedly fell through because the Browns didn’t register it with the league ahead of the trade deadline.

His reaction is amazing:

“Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals agreed on a deal that would have brought the Browns quarterback A.J. McCarron out of Alabama at 3:55 p.m., five minutes before the deadline. But Gene, repeat that? The Browns forgot to send it in? Or didn’t send it in for whatever reason? Is that correct? The Bengals sent in the trade, the NFL approved it, and the Browns didn’t send it in and it’s no trade. That’s unbelievable. That’s really unbelievable. I mean, (laughs), I don’t even know what to say about that.”

Drennan wasn’t the only one who had quite the reaction to the Browns’ botched trade; there are some other good ones from ESPN’s Michael Smith and CBS’ Adam Schein. But Drennan’s reaction is great because of the stunned disbelief, fitting for someone who’s been a notable figure on the Cleveland scene since 1978. He’s seen a lot of Browns’ failures over the years, so after all this time, for them to come up with something that’s “unbelievable” is pretty impressive.


About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.