August 2, 2014

WFNY Podcast – 2013-01-28 – Did Jon and Craig get cocky?

WFNY Podcast LogoI don’t believe Jon was joking when he told me that we shouldn’t post this one today. We went for a long time and we talked about a lot of things, but I think Jon’s feeling is that we got too big for our britches. When going into these podcasts I prefer not to have an agenda per se, but this podcast might have benefited from an agenda. We talked about lots of things, including sports, but we also got off on some tangents. Anyway, in the interest of putting all our potential warts out there, here is the podcast.

Did we do OK? Was it a misstep? Let us know in the comments.

  • The Browns, their ownership and patience
  • The Indians and their ownership and patience
  • Craig watched a national NBA game
  • Deconstructing sports fans’ defenses of their favorite sports
  • Owning up to your own homerism for your favorite sport
  • The Pro Bowl and the band Train
  • The Goo Goo Dolls on Live from Daryl’s House
  • Omar Vizquel doing a karaoke version of “Broadway” by the Goo Goo Dolls
  • Jon’s database project over the weekend
  • Craig’s deathmatch weekend
  • Plagiarism and whether it is a good sign for the artist who commits it
  • Much much more…

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  • WFNYJon

    We flew too close to the sun on wings made of Omar-Vizquel-singing-Goo-Goo-Dolls’-songs.
    Yeah. That’s what you did.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    To answer your question Jon on whether Kyrie is a guy who can take a team deep into the playoffs: Yes, absolutely. The more you watch him, the more you realize that he’s really special. I would have to disagree with Craig who said that Kyrie would never be a top five player… I think by the time he’s 26 years old or so (that’s six years away), he absolutely will be. If I could draft him or Derrick Rose as my #1 pick, I’d taking Irving in a heartbeat… his offensive game is so amazingly complete at just 20 years old, it’s astounding. His defense is coming along… it’s not where it needs to be, but I think it’s better than his rookie year. Put it this way, if you were building a team around a point guard, which one would you take given not just how they play now, but how they project to the future? Rondo, Rose, or John Wall? They can’t shoot and it seems unlikely that they will learn to do so any time soon. As incredible as Chris Paul is, he’s not a closer… he’s not a guy who you can count on to finish games. Deron Williams looked like a solid bet until he joined the Nets… now I’m not so sure. I guess that leaves Tony Parker and Russ Westbrook. Parker gives way to Manu Ginobli and Tim Duncan to finish games. Westbrook is awesome, but I’d rather have Irving. This whole rant might sound like I’m a huge homer, but I’m trying to think objectively I can’t find any hole in his game. He can create, he can score at the rim, he can shoot the 3, he has a great mid-range game, he can post up smaller guards, his bank-shot is top notch, and his dribbling skills allow him to go just about anywhere he wants to go.