Will Leitch talks Trent Richardson, Cleveland sports and an Indians Cardinals World Series – WFNY Podcast – 2013-09-23

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WFNY Podcast LogoWe showed Will Leitch around when he was in Cleveland and now I got him to come talk on the podcast. This was scheduled for a while, and it was just dumb luck that there was something big like the Trent Richardson trade to talk about.

The USMNT and the hipster patriotism
Lee Greenwood and how that song sucks
The Trent Richardson trade after Will Leitch visited
The value of the trade and making that choice
The tone deafness of Trent Richardson trade
“It’s a business” for everyone but sports fans
The tone deafness of the Indians and the Thome statue
Rebranding the championship the Super Bowl
The dead jersey graveyard in Cleveland vs. the dead jersey graveyard in Indianapolis
The accountability punted down the road for Joe Banner
The parity of the NFL and how everyone gets a turn

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  • swig

    “If the Browns were an expansion franchise they would be the laughing stock of the NFL” (paraphrased)

    This made me throw up in my mouth a bit. Never thought of it that way before.

    Good interview. Wasn’t aware of his Cleveland articles, looking forward to checking it out.

  • Harv 21

    I liked that thought too.

    He called this team an “avatar” of the old Browns. Carmen Policy as the new godfather, rather than Paul Brown. Ouch – it’s like we all ingested magic mushrooms together and then march to training camp every summer to chant “Super Bowl.”

  • Denny