April 19, 2014

2013-14 Cleveland Cavaliers and the #seasonofhuh – WFNY Podcast – 2014-04-17

WFNY Podcast LogoI got Ben Cox to come on the podcast to discuss the 2014 Cleveland Cavaliers. He dubbed it the season of huh.

From the Cavaliers drafting Anthony Bennett, to hiring Mike Brown, to firing Chris Grant to Matthew Dellevedova being the Cavs’ best rookie this year.

It was one for the ages.

Make sure you go read Ben’s post at WFNY on the topic.

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2014 NFL Draft, re-upping Brian Hoyer, Mike Evans over Sammy Watkins and C.J. Mosely – WFNY Podcast – 2014-04-15

WFNY Podcast LogoThe fake Jim Kanicki or the real Mike Burgermeister joined me to talk through some Browns topics.

We talked about the 2014 NFL draft, specifically who the Browns should take at #4. Mike Evans vs. Sammy Watkins and talking about three studs on the offensive line.

Finally, we talked a bit about NFL draft cliches.

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Some Friday @sportsyelling about the Indians, Cavs, Browns and Pittsburgh – WFNY Podcast – 2014-04-11

WFNY Podcast LogoI really enjoyed my first podcast with @sportsyelling, so I asked her to come back and she said yes.

We talked about Lonnie Chisenhall and his paternity leave, the Cleveland Indians early results, the Browns and if they should do Hard Knocks, the Cavaliers and whether you’d rather have a hockey team and lots lots more.

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Peter Pattakos talks about Chief Wahoo and the Cleveland Sin Tax – WFNY Podcast – 2014-04-09

WFNY Podcast LogoWhen will Cleveland sports be about sports again? Well, for right now, there’s a lot of interest in issues off the field. I had a chance to catch up with Peter Pattakos of Cleveland Frowns on both the Cleveland Sin tax issue as well as the Chief Wahoo situation.

You can find Peter at his website or on Twitter.

Captain America the Winter Soldier plus Chief Wahoo on opening day – WFNY Podcast – 2014-04-07

WFNY Podcast LogoSpoiler alert! Brian and Craig both enjoyed Captain America 2. We discuss that movie in depth and how Marvel continues to impress with their massive film undertaking.

We also spoke about the viral photo that came out of the first day of Brian’s filming of the Chief Wahoo documentary he is making.


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Brian Spaeth talks summer movies, the Cavaliers and his Wahoo movie project – WFNY Podcast – 2014-03-27

WFNY Podcast LogoIt’s always fun to have Brian Spaeth on the podcast and this time he happened to be in the neighborhood so we did it in person.

First things first, we talked about Brian’s movie project that he will be doing about Chief Wahoo. If you would like to talk about your pro or anti-Wahoo stances on camera, please follow this link to Brian’s site.

We talked about the summer movie season starting with Captain America. Somehow we forgot to talk about Draft Day, but there’ll be plenty of time for that later.

Lastly, we talked about anything and everything else we could think of just like Brian and I always seem to do. The time just flew by for me. Hopefully it does for you too.

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OJ: The Musical and Cleveland sports with Jeff Rosenberg – WFNY Podcast – 2014-03-24

WFNY Podcast LogoJeff Rosenberg (@jeff_rosenberg or @rosenbergsports) is a Shaker Heights native living in California and he has his film, OJ: The Musical in the Cleveland International Film Festival this weekend. We discussed his movie, Kickstarter and the rest of the Cleveland sports scene.

Make sure you check out the trailer to Jeff’s movie and also see the times it’s screening this weekend.

We discussed the Cavaliers, Chris Grant, Tristan Thompson and Jeff’s dislike of Mike Brown.

We discussed the elation at not having Joe Banner in the mix anymore in Berea.

Lastly, we made Tribe predictions for 2014.

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March Madness 2014 – Dayton takes down Syracuse, Justin Masterson and Alex Mack – WFNY Podcast – 2014-03-23

WFNY Podcast LogoIt has been far too long since I talked to Jacob and now that his Dayton Flyers have taken down Syracuse, we decided to chat.

We also talked about Justin Masterson and his contract situation with the Indians as well as Alex Mack and his contract situation with the Browns.

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Babies and surgeries and stadiums – Casual Friday – WFNY Podcast – 2014-03-21

WFNY Podcast LogoDenny had some availability, so we decided to catch up on the podcast. We talked about Denny’s new fatherhood and all that’s gone on in the last eleven weeks. We talked about my surgery and all that’s going on with that.

We decided to even talk a little bit about sports.

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NCAA tourney, Indians pitching rotation and more with TD – WFNY Podcast – 2014-03-20

WFNY Podcast LogoFirst things first, please go vote for WFNY as a website and the WFNY podcast at Cleveland Scene Magazine’s awards.

Secondly, it’s been a bit, but it’s good to be back. I had no voice for about a week thanks to a surgical procedure, but thankfully the voice came back. With today being the start of the NCAA tourney, I just had to get resident tourney nut TD on to talk about that, plus the Tribe. Here’s some other stuff we talked about.

The first day of the NCAA tourney and Ohio State vs. Dayton

The Indians pitching rotation

The Justin Masterson contract proposal to the Tribe

Cincinnati vs. Harvard

Oregon vs. BYU

Deadspin article about oddsmakers vs. NCAA bracket builders

TD is to Kansas as Kirk Herbstreit is to Ohio State

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2014 NFL Free Agency – Browns Day 1 – Dansby, Whitner, more – WFNY Podcast – 2014-03-10

WFNY Podcast LogoIn a last minute effort, I grabbed Mike Burgermeister of JimKanicki.com to talk about the Cleveland Browns’ first day of free agency. It was a lot of fun.

We talked about Karlos Dansby, Dante Whitner, Arthur Moates, Emmanuel Sanders, Alex Mack, T.J. Ward, Shawn Lauvao and much much more!

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Andrew and Craig talk about Z’s jersey, Rashard Mendenhall, Wahoo and more – WFNY Podcast – 2014-03-09

WFNY Podcast LogoAndrew and Craig break down a bunch of things regarding Cleveland sports. Chief Wahoo, Cleveland fans battling each other, Rashard Mendenhall’s retirement decision, Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ number retirement, Dion Waiters tweeting at fans, and all kinds of TV stuff.

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YELLING TRIBE, BROWNS AND TWITTER WITH @sportsyelling – WFNY Podcast – 2014-02-28

WFNY Podcast LogoI was very happy to welcome in @sportsyelling for the first time on the WFNY Podcast. She (yes, she) is a Tribe first sports fan, so we talked a lot about the Indians. We talked about Ubaldo Jimenez, the rotation, Chief Wahoo, and Ervin Santana. We also touched on the Browns and how the NFL has dominated the sports world to the point there’s really no “off-season.”

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Talking Browns and NFL combine with @jimkanicki – WFNY Podcast – 2014-02-27

WFNY Podcast LogoJim Kanicki (Mike Burgermeister) joined me today to discuss all things Browns. We talked about the Browns decision to release D’Qwell Jackson, the shakeup of the front office, the free agencies of Alex Mack and T.J. Ward, Mike Pettine and lots about the combine. Is the combine meaningful? If so, how meaningful?

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NBA All-Star game, Lego Movie and RoboCop with Brian Spaeth – WFNY Podcast – 2014-02-19

WFNY Podcast LogoI am out of town this week, but I recorded this podcast with Mr. Brian Spaeth prior to departing. Hopefully our takes on two movies and the all-star game aren’t too stale from Monday night.

We saw the Lego Movie with my son and then saw RoboCop without my son a different night. We didn’t watch the All-Star game together at all, but we talked about Pharrell, Nelly and Busta Rhymes in addition to the slam dunk contest.

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Browns clean house again! – Scott Raab discusses – WFNY Podcast – 2014-02-12

WFNY Podcast LogoHonestly, Scott Raab has been trying to get away a bit from the Cleveland sports thing. I’ve left this platform completely open to him for whenever there’s something worth talking about, and a mere days after Chris Grant was fired and we fired up the podcast, Jimmy Haslam drops the hammer in Berea. So, we loaded it up again.

There’s no mystery about the things we talked about. The Browns, Joe Banner, Michael Lombardi, Jimmy Haslam, Ray Farmer, Alec Scheiner, Mike Pettine and more…

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Traveling to Stipe Miocic’s latest victory at UFC on FOX 10 with his friend Jamie – WFNY Podcast – 2014-02-08

WFNY Podcast LogoI’ve talked about Stipe Miocic over the past few years as he’s made his way through the ranks of the UFC. I’ve gotten to know some of his friends from the fire house, and I decided to talk to one of them, Jamie Meklemburg, about the experience of traveling to see his biggest fight to date in Chicago.

As we all know, Stipe beat Gabriel Gonzaga to keep his momentum going and to find himself ranked 6th among heavyweights in ESPN’s latest MMA rankings.

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Scott Raab discusses Chris Grant’s firing – WFNY Podcast – 2014-02-07

WFNY Podcast LogoIt’s always great to have Scott Raab’s perspective when big things happen. We spent about an hour talking about all the different dynamics surrounding the Cavaliers and their decision to dismiss Chris Grant from the team.

As always, it was a discussion that went beyond what is normally covered in the rapid-fire sports talk settings we’re normally used to.

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Talking Mike Pettine, Browns ticket prices and Davone Bess with Tom Reed – WFNY Podcast – 2014-02-04

WFNY Podcast LogoTom Reed from Northeast Ohio Media Group joined me to talk about the Browns. It’s always fun to talk to Tom. Here are some of the things we discussed.

Kyle Shanahan’s apparent hiring, Dan Quinn and whether the Browns should have waited, Browns ticket prices and where they’re going, Davone Bess and why the Browns haven’t done anything with him yet, and finally, we discussed Ray Farmer’s return to the Browns after turning down the possibility of a promtion in Miami.

Last, but not least, I forced Tom to recommend something, whether it’s a movie, album or TV show, and he chose a book.

Tom Reed recommends a history book on prohibition. Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

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Browns coaching search, Anthony Bennett and Super Bowl predictions with Dennis Manoloff – WFNY Podcast – 2014-01-29

WFNY Podcast LogoIt’s always great to catch up with Dennis Manoloff (follow D-Man on Twitter) and it has been too long since I have done so. D-Man talked to me about a variety of topics today from the Browns hiring Mike Pettine, philisophically how he treats the Pilot Flying J case as a Browns story, and Anthony Bennett.

Does Anthony Bennett still belongs in the d-league after his breakout night?

What are the chances that Ubaldo Jimenez is back with the Tribe?

Will T.J. Ward or Alex Mack be back with the Browns?

How much blame should Mike Brown take for the Cavs’ woes?

What does D-Man think of the cold-weather Super Bowl?

What are his predictions for “The Big Game?”

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