December 1, 2004 10:15 am ET by Kyle Whelliston
Admittedly, Kleine didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have the smoothest radio voice. Yes, he did tend to groan and moan at poor and/or stupid plays by the Hogs. But he made up for that by giving insight that only a veteran player could provide. With Kleine, you knew why Arkansas was running certain plays against certain defenses. You found out what weaknesses in the Razorbacks other teams were trying to exploit.Granted, Arkansas is a big school and the Arkansas Razorback Sports Network has one hoof in the entertainment business. But decisions that favor style over substance filter down to the lower levels, inspire young legions of embarrassing imitators, and further fuel the idea that sports journalism and sports information are contradictions in terms. And that's not good. Here is a free archive of this season's Razorback broadcasts; judge for yourself.
He was, above everything else, brutally honest about what was happening on the court and with the team. And thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s likely what led to his dismissal.
|Hickory Picket Fences||27629|
|The Hopping Cats||21526|
|Under a Blood Red Line||10379|
|Jen Folds Five||6895|