Scott Raab on The Sopranos, Mad Men, Jimmy Haslam, and the Cavaliers draft – WFNY Podcast – 2013-07-01

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Scott Raab and I talked about all the weekly Cleveland sports news and so much more.

  • How many shows aped The Sopranos?
  • Mad Men and the distance between it and its authenticity
  • David Chase left us involved with the humanity of his characters
  • Jimmy Haslam and the Forbes and WSJ covering Pilot Flying J
  • Breaking down the debt and bond rating of the company
  • Aaron Hernandez and his murder charges being contrasted with Jimmy Haslam
  • Guilty until proven innocent and whether we actually live by that
  • The NSA warrants and wiretaps
  • Anthony Bennett and Nerlens Noel and Otto Porter
  • Nobody criticizes the Cavs
  • Kyrie Irving vs. Kevin Durant and the Cavs building like Oklahoma City
  • Rating Chris Grant on the deals he didn’t make
  • Paul Pierce and whether you could ever have him on your team
  • The LeBron James projection in the starting lineup on ESPN’s graphic
  • LeBron James will forever be a part of the Cavaliers storyline until he retires
  • Mike Brown and saying other teams would “feel” his team from the defensive end
  • Deron Williams and Jerry Sloan
  • Jerry Sloan was begged to stay according to Sports Illustrated
  • Dan Gilbert admitted that he should have known when LeBron didn’t sign the max max
  • I didn’t sign on for that “We are the World” video on YouTube
  • The Tribe swept the Sox
  • WEEI and how awesome The Big Show was
  • Zac Jackson and Andre Knot and the good show they do on FOX Sports Ohio
  • Jim Thome, the PED era and the statue

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  • Scott @ WFNY

    Loved the media discussion toward the end. An honest roundtable show of sorts would be fantastic if the blend was right.

  • Steve

    So Raab, who has openly admitted that he doesn’t watch the Cavs, still gets to spout his nonsense? When will people learn that he’s not in it for anything other than to hear his own voice?