August 26, 2014

OJ the Musical plus LeBron James and Kevin Love! – WFNY Podcast – 2014-08-25

I had Jeff Rosenberg from OJ the Musical on once before to promote his movie. I’ve been trying to get the Cleveland native back since it’s been released on iTunes and other VOD places. To my benefit this time he brought the movie’s star, Jordan Kenneth Kamp.

We talked about the movie, what it was like to take it to festivals, and what it was like to be a comedy at the festivals.

We talked a lot about the Cleveland Cavaliers and how crazy an off-season it has been. Jordan tells us about how he attended the draft, bought an Andrew Wiggins jersey and either introduces to or reminds me of the nickname Hot-Wad Williams.

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Manziel loses to Hoyer, Browns defense and the rest of the camp battles – WFNY Podcast – 2014-08-20

The fake Jim Kanicki who is also the real Mike Burgermeister came on the podcast to talk about the Browns today.

We talked about the following…

  • Brian Hoyer’s MNF game
  • Johnny Manziel’s MNG game
  • The offensive line vs. the defensive line
  • The Cleveland Browns running attack in 2014
  • Jerome Harrison
  • Browns unhealthy relationship with running backs since Jamal Lewis
  • much much more

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Matt Dery talks Cleveland sports vs. Detroit sports – WFNY Podcast – 2014-08-19

Matt Dery from 105.1 FM in Detroit jumped on the podcast to discuss lots of Cleveland sports topics.

  • Johnny Manziel vs. Brian Hoyer
  • The QB curse and Matt Stafford
  • Does Detroit appreciate Matt Stafford?
  • The Cavaliers getting LeBron James
  • The Dolan “cheapness” bit
  • The Cleveland Indians in 2014
  • Indians trade deadline

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Jack from @wayneembryskids talks about LeBron James and Ferguson – WFNY Podcast – 2014-08-15

WFNY Podcast LogoWe had planned on talking about LeBron James and Kevin Love, but then he considered going down to Ferguson to try and help out with his legal skills.

So, we did end up talking about LeBron James and Kevin Love, but we spent a lot of time talking about what’s happening in Ferguson as well.

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Cedar Point, Johnny Manziel, LeBron James, and the Indians playoff chances with TD – WFNY Podcast – 2014-08-14

WFNY Podcast LogoI got a chance to talk to TD about all three Cleveland teams. That’s always a blast for me. Today we spent a good amount of time talking about the Tribe and the season they’ve put together.

We also talked about LeBron coming home and what that means for a sports family like TD’s that is baseball, and football first.

Lastly we talked about Johnny Manziel, the Browns and what it must be like for Brian Hoyer to try and win the starting job. We talked about how even as we expected hype around Manziel that it’s surprising just how crazy things are around him.

Oh, and we led off talking about Cedar Point, which rules.

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Home improvements, ultrarunning with booze, Zillow and Sports on Earth – WFNY Podcast – 2014-08-08

WFNY Podcast LogoDenny texted me to podcast last minute and despite my beverages, we did it. Great time talking about a whole host of topics including…

  • Home improvements and Denny’s new kitchen
  • Babies and missing them
  • Ultrarunning with alcohol
  • Running 5Ks and shorter runs
  • Trulia, Zillow
  • Sports on Earth

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No Art Modell, LeBron James front-running and sports movies with @dimoko – WFNY Podcast – 2014-08-06

The fine people at the Anything to Add Monty podcast were kind enough to have me on to discuss Draft Day a few months ago. I’m a disorganized fool and never reciprocated, but I was more than happy to have Dave Sterling on. When I did that podcast there was really good chemistry as we went from liking Draft Day to nearly despising it as we talked about it.

Here’s what else we talked about…

  • Dave decides to become an Uber driver
  • Anything to Add Monty and sports movies like Ladybugs and Goon
  • Art Modell doesn’t belong in the hall of fame ever
  • Being a Cavs frontrunner now that LeBron is back
  • How to root between Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer
  • General bitterness from Craig
  • Other Pleasantries

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LeBron James, Cleveland Browns and local media with @FSOhioZJackson

WFNY Podcast LogoI talked to Zac Jackson at Browns training camp today about coming on the podcast and eight hours later he was on it. I’m a fan of Zac’s work and was glad he was willing to come on.

We discussed the following…

  • LeBron James coming home and that impact on media
  • Fantasy football
  • Twitter block parties
  • Whether Zac ever reads the comments
  • Zac’s hybrid role of reporter and columnist for FSO
  • Local media strategies for covering LeBron James
  • The vast disparities between athlete culture and fan culture
  • Twitter death threats
  • much much more

I’m sure I’m forgetting a lot of things, but it was a great conversation and Zac was on for over 30 minutes.


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Running down the Cleveland Browns and the rest of the AFC North with @SteelersDepot – WFNY Podcast – 2014-07-29

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Dave Bryan of Steelers Depot is one of the most well-informed people when it comes to the AFC North. Steelers Depot might cover the Browns mortal enemy in football, but it’s really well done. Whether he’s breaking down players or their contracts, Steelers Depot does it right. So today we talked about the Browns, the Steelers and the rest of the AFC North.

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LeBron James, Johnny Manziel, boring Tribe and more with Chad Zumock – WFNY Podcast – 2014-07-28

WFNY Podcast LogoChad Zumock joins the podcast for the first time. Here’s what we talked about.

  • Chad talks about his relationship working with Jim Florentine
  • We talk about LeBron James coming home and Chad reporting sports
  • Johnny Football vs. Brian Hoyer
  • Cleveland Browns training camp and zip lines
  • The boringness of the Cleveland Indians
  • Is baseball boring in general now?
  • The steroid era
  • The Jim Thome Statue

And much much more.

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LeBron James, WWE Wrestling and Tribe playoffs with @SPORTSYELLING – WFNY Podcast – 2014-07-24

WFNY Podcast LogoI like to have @SPORTSYELLING on the podcast and she’s gracious enough to make the time. Today we had another fun conversation about the following.

  • Being dragged into watching WWE wrestling with her husband
  • Dangerous tweets
  • The impact of the LeBron James signing on a hardcore Tribe fan
  • The Indians chances of making a run at the playoffs
  • Winning streaks and whether or not you can ever see them coming
  • Is there blame to go around for the Indians record so far and if so to whom?
  • The LeBron James kids book that Craig bought stinks

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Anthony Lima talks about LeBron, Johnny Manziel and local sports media – WFNY Podcast – 2014-07-23

WFNY Podcast LogoAnthony Lima joined Craig to talk about local sports media, LeBron James, Johnny Manziel.

Anthony Lima and what it was like to break the LeBron news live on the air.

The Plane, Zydrunas and more on the reporting of the story

The risks of being wrong and getting punished

Opie and Anthony and losing your job for what you say on twitter

The pitfalls of a public life on twitter

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Les Levine talks about LeBron James, Johnny Manziel and local sports media – WFNY Podcast – 2014-07-22

WFNY Podcast LogoI haven’t had Les Levine on in a while, but it’s always great to catch up. Here are some of the topics we discussed.

  • Reporting in the modern world
  • Chris Broussard and needing to be right a minute ahead of the next guy
  • Les’ history of reporting things and “being wrong”
  • LeBron James coming home
  • Johnny Manziel’s partying lifestyle and social media
  • Not living dangerously
  • Joe Lull’s report on Dan Gilbert’s plane

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MTAF’s Josh Flagner talks about women in sports media – WFNY Podcast – 2014-07-21

WFNY Podcast LogoCleveland Kate set the topic for this one and Josh Flagner of More Than a Fan was happy to oblige. We took our seats as men in the independent sports media environment to discuss… women in sports media.

We talked about Erin Andrews, Suzyn Waldman and a host of other females in the game. We talked about the opportunities or lack thereof. We also discussed the fact that we can’t remember a single female sports talker in the history of Cleveland sports radio.

Lastly, I played the Kirk Minihane audio for Josh and we discussed the way he talked about Erin Andrews and her reporting.

Of course there was a lot of talk about the local sports media and local sports talk radio as well, including the 92.3 the Fan’s Fan Phenom competition.

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LeBron James, Johnny Manziel, Cleveland and the concept of home – Casual Friday – WFNY Podcast – 2014-07-18

It’s been a while since I chatted with Denny, but he had some time this evening so we did it up on the following.

  • LeBron James coming back to Cleveland impacting Denny
  • The vague, but unmistakable feelings of “home”
  • Cleveland and the generational preference for city living
  • athletics impact on cities
  • Raising a family in a city
  • Johnny Manziel and the negative obsession with his partying

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Busted Coverage discusses their site, and sports media culture – WFNY Podcast – 2014-07-16

WFNY Podcast LogoI’ve been a follower of Busted Coverage for a while. Even though they do things far differently than we do at WFNY, that doesn’t mean I don’t read and enjoy a site like Busted Coverage.

Joe Kinsey was kind enough to come on and tell us about the site. He told us about what it was like to start it back in 2007 and what it was like to be acquired in 2011. He told us what it was like to get sued by the Big Ten.

The athlete wedding registry bit is one of my favorites. I talked to Joe about what it’s been like to run that hysterical gimmick over the years. He recounted buying a wedding gift for Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries.

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Brian Windhorst talks about LeBron coming home – WFNY Podcast – 2014-07-15

WFNY Podcast LogoI talked to Brian Windhorst a year ago when the Cavs re-hired Mike Brown and I was taken aback when I started to think about all the things that have changed since then. Brian was gracious enough to join me for about a half hour to talk about LeBron coming back to the Cavaliers. Here are some of the things we discussed.

  • The free agent market shakeout after LeBron signed
  • The Houston Rockets’ bad off-season (so far)
  • LeBron’s relationship to the player’s union and being involved with the CBA
  • The culture of the Miami Heat vs. the culture of the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Reporting on a story that directly impacts your home town
  • LeBron’s visit to Cleveland for the Zydrunas Ilgauskas number retirement
  • What’s next for Brian


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Scott Raab discusses the return of LeBron James – WFNY Podcast – 2014-07-14

WFNY Podcast LogoYou knew it was going to happen and I really couldn’t wait to do this podcast. Scott Raab joined me this morning to discuss the return of LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

We discussed the letter that LeBron wrote with Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated. We also discussed the sourcing frenzy that led up to the LeBron article coming out. Scott talked about what it’s been like for his son to welcome back LeBron James and also a little bit about what he’d like to see in terms of coverage of LeBron James from the region’s biggest paper, the Plain Dealer.

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LeBron James returns home! – WFNY Podcast – 2014-07-11

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This is so unnecessary. Andrew and I talked about the return of LeBron James. We talked about what it means to us personally and what our reactions were to how it all went down.

From the beginning rumblings all the way to the letter transcribed by Sports Illustrated.

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LeBron James strings everyone along – WFNY Podcast – 2014-07-10

WFNY Podcast LogoAndrew and Craig talk about the fact that LeBron didn’t make a choice. I write that he strings everyone along, but Andrew defends his process.

When will he make a choice?

Which source will you trust?

The practical realities of Cavs vs. Heat

Pat Riley vs. Dan Gilbert

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