Scott Raab on Johnny Manziel, LeBron James and Cleveland’s savior complex – WFNY Podcast – 2014-06-23

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Whenever the bat signal goes up and Scott Raab wants to go long-form on Cleveland sports I jump at the chance. This morning I talked to him for over an hour on the following topics. The World Cup and the USMNT’s tie to Portugal Cleveland’s “savior” complex Johnny Manziel and his personality LeBron James and

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Johnny Manziel to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated (along with a Mike Holmgren quote)

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Johnny Football doesn’t know where he’s going in the draft, but he knows who at least one of his detractors is. His quote will join him on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Draft Preview issue. Former Browns Prez, Mike Holmgren says of Manziel, “Too Playground, too freelancey” When I think of Mike Holmgren’s reign as defacto owner

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Brandon Weeden visiting Dallas today

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In my experience, Dallas Cowboys fans have some consternation with regard to Tony Romo. In Romo, they’ve got a guy with some clear ability and talent, but he never seems to put them over the top. Romo is nearing his mid-30’s now as an NFL player and makes a ton of money and it’s reasonable

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Scott Raab discusses the Browns hiring of Mike Pettine – WFNY Podcast – 2014-01-25

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We don’t do a regular Monday morning podcast with Scott Raab anymore, but whenever there’s something that needs to be discussed, he’s there for us. With the Browns’ hiring of Mike Pettine and ending the lengthy coaching search, it was a good time to catch up. We discussed the Browns’ search. We discussed Mike Pettine

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Joe Banner, the 3-4 versus the 4-3 and agent Jimmy Sexton

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One of the scariest things for Browns fans in the transition from Mike Holmgren to Joe Banner was Banner’s decision to switch defenses. It isn’t that Cleveland Browns fans have that much of a preference, other than they have a preference against switching schemes all the time. You know, continuity and all that? The Browns

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For now, belief in Joe Banner overshadows Browns wins and losses

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One of the most interesting aspects of the 2013 Cleveland Browns is that despite the losses on the field, I’m still very satisfied with the organizational structure that’s been built in Berea. The organizational structure they’ve put in place is by far the most comprehensive of any I can remember since 1999, and that starts

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Former Browns trade target John Moffitt calls it quits

John Moffitt, the one-time trade target of the Cleveland Browns, has decided to walk away from the game of football. First reported by Mike Holmgren Christmas card recipient Dave “Softy” Mahler, the reserve offensive lineman said he was “ready to live a different kind of life.” Just talked to John Moffitt. He's giving up football.

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Mike Holmgren slams Browns for Trent Richardson trade

Former Cleveland Browns President Mike Holmgren voiced his displeasure of the team’s recent trading of running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2014 first-round draft pick. Making his regular appearance on Sports Radio 950 KJR in Seattle with host Dave “Softy” Mahler, Holmgren pulled no punches when providing his thoughts on the

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What do you make of Brandon Weeden? – Cleveland Browns Roundtable

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Craig: The takeaways from this week’s game seem to be setting the tone for the rest of the season. We’re going to continually look to define Brandon Weeden. On one side there will be those who seem to defend him out of hope, those that will bash him out of preemptive judgement, and those that

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Seneca Wallace and Colt McCoy to re-unite in San Francisco?

The San Francisco 49ers might be interested in talking to recently released Seneca Wallace according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com (by way of ProFootballTalk.) Of course that seems ironic to Browns fans that saw the Colt McCoy / Seneca Wallace combination lead to controversy over the Browns’ starting QB spot in Cleveland over the last

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Scott Raab discusses Bernie Kosar, Peter King, Johnny Manziel and the Tribe – WFNY Podcast – 2013-08-12

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Scott Raab (@ScottRaab64) and Craig Lyndall (@WFNYCraig) talk about all the Cleveland sports topics from Bernie Kosar to the floundering Cleveland Indians. Here’s what else we talked about. Marketing 101 with Brian Spaeth (@brianspaeth) Bernie Kosar’s comments about Kellen Clemens and the Pope When you take local comments national the context changes NFL AM hypocritically

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Joe Banner sounds good but will have to prove it for Browns fans

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Like him, trust him, or not, Joe Banner has said all the right things so far as CEO of the Cleveland Browns. His Q&A with Clark Judge of CBS yesterday was just more proof of Banner’s self-confidence and willingness to espouse the Cleveland Browns as a defining project in his career and life. I can

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WFNY Podcast – 2013-04-02 – Scott Raab talks Patton Oswalt, sports talk radio, Cavs and Tribe

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Always a fun time talking to Scott Raab. You never quite know where the conversation is going to go. I especially love talking to him about his Esquire Q&As. This time we talked about his recently published one with Patton Oswalt. Then we talked a bit about Louis CK as well. Sports talk radio Mike

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NFL Rumor: Is Mike Holmgren heading to Oakland?

Though Mike Holmgren said that he would spend the immediate future in a state of retirement that included motorcycles and margaritas, it appears that the alleged quarterback guru could be heading to the Bay Area to enter into a leadership role with the Oakland Raiders. ESPN’s John Clayton reports that the “former Green Bay Packers

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While We’re Waiting… Cavs’ Rising Stars, Ohio State Niners, and Mike Holmgren

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Leading off, Brendan Bowers at Stepien Rules takes a closer look at the four Rising Stars Cavaliers from their high school days, “He’s a

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Is Derek Anderson joining the Browns to teach or start?

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“Are you kidding me?” my wife said to me as we were driving to my parents’ house on Saturday afternoon when I informed her of the Derek Anderson back to Cleveland rumors. My wife (as many of you already know) isn’t a Browns fan. Sometimes I run Browns things by her just to take the

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Werder: Mike Holmgren “willing” to coach again

Mike Holmgren stands to double up on salary over the next couple of years due to the fact that he’ll presumably still be cashing checks from someone associated with the Browns between outgoing owner Randy Lerner and new owner Jimmy Haslam. According to Ed Werder of ESPN, Holmgren might be looking for a musical chair

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WFNY Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2012: #1 Haslam and Banner Replace Lerner and Holmgren

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2012 was one crazy year in the wild wacky world of Cleveland Sports. Some would tell you 2012 was as bad as it has ever been here. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last four years, WFNY will take a look at what we view to be the 10 biggest sports stories affecting

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Heckert on difference between Browns and Colts

Tom Heckert had a statement released by the Browns today, but he also spoke to WKNR’s Tony Grossi and gave this little nugget. “The difference between us and the Colts is the Colts won the close games and we didn’t,” Heckert said. “We’ve proved we can play with anybody. I think the outlook is awesome.”

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WFNY Podcast – 2012-12-29 – Craig talks to Dave Bryan from SteelersDepot.com about the Steelers matchup on Sunday

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I didn’t quite know what to expect when I set about to talk to a Steelers blogger about the matchup this weekend between Thad Lewis’ Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers. I ended up getting some really nice insight from a real pro who has vast knowledge of the league in general and the Steelers and

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