Cavs, Cleveland radio, and comedy with Chad Zumock – WFNY Podcast – 2015-05-26

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Craig and Chad Zumock discuss how uncool Craig is, meeting Bernie Kosar, local radio and a whole lot more. Here’s the rest of the “whole lot more.”   Rock on the Range with Chad Zumock Rob Schneider at Rock on the Range Doing local morning radio Shady people and not Craig is lame and guilty

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Make Way for the Bad Guys

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So are the Cleveland Cavaliers the bad guys of the NBA now? It wasn’t enough to have LeBron James, the biggest baddest big bad in basketball. Now their play is defined by an undrafted Aussie who only stuck in the league because he never hesitated to dive into the muckiest of on-court muck? Now their

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LeBron James and the Cavs land another Sports Illustrated Cover

Ever wonder how to get on the cover of one of the most popular magazines in the history of sportswriting? Play roughly 42 minutes per game and pave the way for your injury-riddled teammates to be on the doorstep of the NBA Finals—the first for the Cleveland Cavaliers since 2007. Thanks to a story penned

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Cavs up 3-0, Dirty Delly, plus Tomorrowland and Ex Machina – WFNY Podcast – 2015-05-25

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are now up 3-0 on the Atlanta Hawks, plus we’ve seen a bunch of movies lately, so it was time to talk about it all with Brian Spaeth. Cavs take Game 3 Why can’t we get any Timofey Mozgov time at all? Stopping Jeff Teague and nothing he can do Dirty Delly

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Cavs vs. Hawks Game 3: Behind the Box Score

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Atlanta Hawks – 111 Cleveland Cavaliers – 114 Cavs lead series 3-0 Box Score It’s so easy to be a cynic these days. We now have the ability to greet every asserted truth — no matter how slight or insignificant — with skepticism and have the means to support that skepticism. It’s never been easier

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Are You (Playoff) Experienced? Pt. 2

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A few weeks ago, I used 31 NBA postseasons worth of data to test the clichéd hypothesis that prior playoff experience is important to success in the NBA playoffs. I asked the questions, “Does playoff experience matter?,” “How much does it matter?,” “Is playoff experience the only thing that matters?” and, “While we’re at it, does anything really

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The Magnificent Seven: Game 2 Cavs vs. Hawks Behind The Box Score

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A split was what they needed, but the Cleveland Cavaliers doubled down on their work in Atlanta to take a 2-0 series lead against the Hawks. They did it with LeBron James leading the attack as always. Without Kyrie Irving, they connected on 12 three pointers, running away with it in the third quarter and

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Hating the Atlanta Hawks, plus the worst sporting event ever – WFNY Podcast – 2015-05-22

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Dave and Craig brought the podcast out live to the Nervous Dog again. The audience wasn’t large, but it was a whole lot of fun. We discussed hating the Atlanta Hawks. Hotlanta Ludacris The 1995 World Series Elton Brand Throwback logos Mighty Ducks DeMarre Carroll’s hair Outkast’s lack of material Millsap’s dumb name Worst sporting

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Cavalier Film Room: The LeBron Squeeze

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The Cavaliers did their job on the trip to Atlanta in stealing homecourt away from the Hawks in Game 1. After boasting a 16-point lead with six and a half minutes remaining, the wine and gold had their lead trimmed to just four in the final minute. This was due to a mix of turnovers,

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Kyrie Irving listed as questionable for Game 2 versus Atlanta

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The Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Friday that point guard Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround for Friday’s Game 2 versus the Atlanta Hawks in order to get further tests on his injured left knee. The team listed his availability for Friday night’s game as questionable. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst is hearing that the Cavs are ordering an MRI

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The gamble of acquiring J.R. Smith pays big for Cavaliers

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Me-first. Stat Seeker. Ball Hog. Off-court distraction. These were just some of the descriptions that J.R. Smith has been called in his career prior to arriving in Cleveland to join the Cavaliers. Many believed he was unable to contribute to a winning team because of his attitude and playing style. But the Cavaliers needed an upgrade

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LeBron James makes All-NBA first team, Kyrie Irving makes third team

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Two out of the big three ain’t bad. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving both made 2014-15 All-NBA teams, the league announced Thursday. James made the first team, his ninth such selection in his 12-year career, while it is Irving made the third team, his first time earning all-league honors. James was a unanimous selection, as

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Atlanta’s DeMarre Carroll is day-to-day with bone bruise in left knee

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According to multiple outlets, Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll has been diagnosed with a hyperextension of the left knee, an injury he sustained in the second half of Wednesday night’s Game 1 loss to Cleveland. No structural or ligament damage was found in an MRI conducted early Thursday morning. He does, however, have a bone

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LeBron: We have to play better (Video)

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Despite leading his Cleveland Cavaliers to a Game 1 victory over the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James says that he and his wine and gold teammates have to play better if they want to be able to sustain their first game success. James finished the contest with an efficient 31 points,

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Gettin’ Dat Pipe: Cavs vs. Hawk Game 1: Behind the Box Score

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Cleveland Cavaliers – 97 Atlanta Hawks – 89 Cavs lead series 1-0 Box Score Last year at this time, the Cleveland Cavaliers had just starred in the Annual NBA Spring Sideshow known as the Draft Lottery. The lottery is a celebration of irrelevance, a toast to impotence, and a party for the pitiful — and the Cavs were the guests

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Eastern Conference Finals: The Cavs Will Win If…

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After six years in banishment, the Cleveland Cavaliers have returned to the Eastern Conference Finals. A lot has changed since 2009: Then-President Barack Obama was trying to connect with the Twitter generation; Mad Men was receiving the praise of consumers; Taylor Swift was owning the Billboard charts; the Cleveland Browns were looking to improve upon a sub-.500 season;

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Cavaliers-Hawks Series Preview: The Second Defender and The Second Unit

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On Wednesday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks will begin what will certainly be an ultra-competitive Eastern Conference Finals. After a first half of the season where the Hawks looked to be far and away the best team the Eastern Conference had to offer, the Cavaliers came storming back after their pair of deals

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Predictions Roundup: Experts weigh in on Eastern Conference Finals

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With the Eastern Conference Finals featuring the top two teams in the East — the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks — some experts from across the NBA gave their predictions. Zach Lowe, Grantland “If [Kyrie] Irving can rise to the occasion, then the league’s best overall player should have just enough weapons at his disposal to eke

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LeBron, Kyrie, and Tristan amongst Conference Finals best

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With the Cleveland Cavaliers starting their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday night, Jason McIntyre from The Big Lead released the names of his ten best players in the NBA’s Conference Finals. Three Cleveland players highlight the list, which is the second most of the four remaining teams (Golden State has four). The Cavaliers

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LeBron’s words ring true in Cavaliers playoff run

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1, 2, 3: Hard work … 4, 5, 6: Together! These were the words in the Nike preseason commercial featuring LeBron James, his Cavalier teammates, and the city of Cleveland. LeBron led a huddle consisting of the entire city, with thousands of voices echoing his powerful words. As luck (and timely advertising) would have it, this

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