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10 Things You Didn’t Know About…Jeff “Skin” Wade

10 Things You Didn’t Know About…Jeff “Skin” Wade

Being a MFFL is something to be proud of. It’s a community of hardcore Mavericks fans dedicated to one thing and one thing only: Supporting the Dallas Mavericks. This tight knit group has long been recognized as one of the better fan bases in the NBA, and any time you have a group that is recognized, you are going to come across some key individuals who help drive that fan base.

Jeff WadeFor our 3rd segment of “10 Things You Didn’t Know,” we wanted to let you all become a little more acquainted with a true talent in Jeff “Skin” Wade. Jeff was hosting the Mavs Post Game Show with long time friend Ben Rogers, when Mark Cuban and the Mavericks organization invited him to join the in-game broadcasts midway into the 2008-09 season. His lively personality has been well received in the Dallas-Ft.Worth area, and to everyone else that is a part of the Mavs Nation. He can also be heard on 105.3 The Fan with Ben Rogers weekdays from 2 to 6 pm.

 

Here is what he had to say:

1. Favorite Movie: 

Depending on the day – Goodfellas or City of God or Rushmore or Being John Malkovich

2. Favorite Song:

Dude…seriously? “Naima” by John Coltrane moves me but I can’t dance to it. I couldn’t even come up with my favorite James Brown or De La Soul song. Or Radiohead song…actually “Weird Fishes” by them. Do people really pick just one?
 

3. Favorite thing to eat:

Sushi and other Japanese cuisine

 

4. How did you get your current job with the Mavericks? 

At gunpoint. Well, not initially. That’s how I keep my job. Cuban and the folks that run the broadcast were very familiar with me from when Ben Rogers and I were hosting the Mavs Post Game Show on the Ticket and when they wanted to add a new element they felt that I’d be a good fit. That was midway through Rick’s first season here and I’ve been in the mix ever since.

Derek Harper5. What do you love most about the job?

To be near the action for my favorite team ever in any sport is beyond special. To broadcast while sitting next to my favorite Mav growing up in Harp is just too cool. Followill is a good friend and Dirk is a Man God. There’s a lot to love.
 

 

6. Favorite Mavericks Moment:

Tyson Chandler shoving his close friend and “brother” Chris Paul into the scorers table in the final home game against the Hornets right before the playoffs started in 2011. It was so epic and amazing and emotional and inspiring. I truly believe they don’t win a championship without that moment.
 

 

7. What’s the most memorable Mavericks game you’ve been a part of?

Three stand out: 

1. January 8, 2009 – Mavs hosting the Knicks. That was the first game I ever called with Mark and Bob. Had no idea what I was supposed to do, what the long-term plan was, or how to do what we were doing. But I did make several Eddy Curry jokes so that was important.

2. Saturday afternoon March 30, 2013 against the Bulls. Dirk dropped 35 to keep their playoff hopes alive. It was spectacular. I remember running down the hall after the game to do post game interview and high-fiving everyone along the way. It felt like the playoffs – really amazing. So many full beards…

3. Game 4 against Portland in 2011 first round after Brandon Roy went nuts and they collapsed. I distinctly remember our post game hit. I was emphatic that this wasn’t the same old Mavs and that they would rebound. It wasn’t just “rah-rah” $h!t neither. We believed it. Obviously the team did too. 

 

 

8. Favorite Sports Team not named the Mavericks:

Meh…

 

 

9. Most embarrassing thing that happened on the job?

Each game is a new chance to humiliate my entire family. It’s tough broadcasting when you’re not a good broadcaster and have the voice of a 13-yr-old boy. 

 

 

10. A hobby that you have/do that people may not be aware of:

I really enjoy coaching my daughter and son’s basketball teams. It’s an exhilarating feeling when the kids see the floor and make the right pass. I can hardly contain my excitement over those types of things. Makes you feel like they care about it as much as you do and it’s a pretty indescribable feeling. As for something more “hobby” like, I used to collect records cuz I’m pretty nerdy. I had to scale back quite a bit but I’m still sitting on about 3500 mostly jazz and soul records. 
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To find out more about “Skin”  and his awesome radio personality, check out him on Twitter and find him on his radio show at 105.3 FM The Fan weekdways from 2:00-6:00 pm.

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