Why am I not surprised that several Brewers fans were in an uproar when the Brewers and their radio flagship station ( WTMJ-AM ) hired Cory Provus as the teams new radio voice alongside Bob Uecker. Provus previously worked in Chicago for WGN Radio where he had various duties on Cubs radio broadcasts.
Not everybody comes from the state you play in. Wayne Larrivee was the voice of the Chicago Bears. Now he's the voice of the Packers . Matt Lepay is a longtime voice for the Wisconsin Badgers . Yet Matt came to Wisconsin as an Ohio State Buckeyes fan and a graduate of the school. Oh my, Ted Davis lives in Montana, how has that managed to work out, as the voice of the Bucks . And longtime Brewers voice Jim Powell is actually returning to where he grew up and once cheered for the Braves.
Everybody comes from somewhere. But these people are professionals. They're hired with approval of the teams. Those teams are convinced these broadcast professionals will do a great job representing their teams.
Cory Provus knows he'll have to win people over, but there's no need to blast the man before he even gets behind the mic. I understand your hate for the Cubs. But Provus, although growing up a Cubs fan, went to school at Syracuse and worked his first broadcast job at Virginia Tech. Now he's ready to play the role with the Brewers.
If Provus turns out to be a Cubs fan doing Brewers radio, I'll be the first to join you fans in your efforts to show disapproval. Until then, let's show the new Brewers voice that the Wisconsin sports fan is better than what the bloggers have been showing over the last 24 hours.