The Official Waiting For Next Year Podcast
Hosted by Craig Lyndall, the Waiting For Next Year podcast is about Cleveland sports mostly. Other topics include the media, culture and anything else we feel like talking about.

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 event you've ever attended

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-05-22.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:45 PM

Craig is on location, so Dave did the recording and most of the hosting as we discussed a variety of topics in the news.

  • The Cavaliers get ready for the Hawks
  • We are all Delly
  • Fan satisfaction even before reaching the final goal
  • Louis CK jokes about child molestation
  • Game of Thrones dissatisfies with shocking tactics
  • Game of Thrones week-to-week versus binge watching
  • Mad Men finale and whether or not it was good
  • Plus a lot more...

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-05-19.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:31 AM

Martin Rickman of UPROXX Sports joins the WFNY Podcast to discuss a wide variety of topics from new media, social media, Bill Simmons leaving ESPN and the evolution of LeBron James and the city of Cleveland while he was gone.

  • UPROXX and the decision to join up on that site
  • Chris Mottram from SB Nation moves over to UPROXX
  • Feature writing vs.filling inventory
  • The voice and the craft of writing
  • Bill Simmons leaving ESPN and whether he's a good writer or not
  • Hiring writers to go do long-form articles and evergreen pieces
  • Nate Silver's comments to Freakonomics about traffic vs. quality
  • Letting social media ruin your day
  • Cavs game and the crowd showing up for game five
  • Wanting to believe in this Cleveland Cavaliers team
  • The philosophy of Cleveland sports fans with LeBron back in town
  • LeBron James actually believing in the right things rather than just saying them
  • Cleveland fans learning a lot when LeBron was gone too

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-05-13.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:57 PM

The Cleveland Browns drafted players and I hadn't talked enough about it yet, so I grabbed Mike Burgermeister. We also talked about Tom Brady and the Patriots penalty.

  • Mike Burgermeister from 603Brown talking Browns draft
  • The A to Z podcast and enabling things
  • Podcasting vs. Talk radio and how they're different "genres of music"
  • The different methods of consuming radio
  • Liking the draft and appreciating the Browns' process
  • The RG3 written word and why draft coverage feels a bit futile after a while
  • Justin Gilbert and loving that pick
  • The Browns drafting principles with guys who have shown maturity and can play football
  • The Browns looking for boring players when drafting Barkevious Mingo
  • Having offensive linemen who can all play
  • Mike's epic post talking about having offensive linemen that can alll play at Hall of Fame levels
  • Emmitt Smith is overrated
  • Jordan Cameron's departure to Miami
  • Mike Wallace and Dwayne Bowe and the Dolphins and the Vikings
  • Tom Brady and the Patriots penalties
  • The Patriots deflating footballs is like DUI
  • Is all cheating created equally?

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-05-12.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:31 PM

Dave Sterling enjoyed a chat with Comedian and Cavs podcast host Chris Clem. They discussed the following.

  • Being a Cavs fan in Chicago
  • The proper way to wear a Mozgov is backwards
  • Who wears replica basketball shorts?
  • Dave's game 1 experience
  • Kids sitting court-side
  • Sweeping the seats for giveaway swag.
  • Not a great day for Cavs PR
  • LeBron's headband conspiracy
  • Is Andy planning a comeback?
  • Delly
  • Cavs vs Bulls going forward
  • Cavs songs and old Cavs rosters
  • The legend Delonte West
  • The Browns Boring Draft
  • The Browns Superfans

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-05-08_-_Dave_Sterling.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:09 PM

There was a lot of negative garbage in the sports media, and it was just in time for Ben Axelrod to jump onto the podcast for the first time and help us wade through it all.

  • Who are you and what do you do?
  • The legitimization of Bleacher Report
  • The media market as it is today and the inevitable consolidation and merge
  • Cavs heart domestic violence
  • Cardale Jones vs. Joakim Noah
  • The overwhelming coverage of a failed joke
  • Floyd Mayweather and the talk of his transgressions about women
  • Tom Brady and his deflating football deal took over the afterglow of Cavs love
  • Comparing the Pats and Falcons and the Browns
  • Did D'Qwell Jackson get the Pats in trouble?
  • LeBron James and the Shumpert injury
  • The NBA and whether or not they play too many games
  • Weighing quantity and quality in an NBA season
  • Chuck Booms gets fired
  • The Tony Rizzo show and the timeslot

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-__2015-05-07.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:14 AM

Brian Spaeth joins the podcast to discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers and their continuing playoff run as well as The Avengers Age of Ultron, which we saw together this week.

  • The biggest sports day of the world with the Kentucky Derby and Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
  • The Rocky hangover for boxing
  • The Cavaliers winning in such an ugly way that it wasn't even fun
  • Feeling sorry for Kevin Love
  • Who picked the fight between the Cavs and Celtics?
  • Kendrick Perkins and how he should have been tossed
  • The Bulls and how inconsistent they are
  • The Avengers Age of Ultron
  • Avoiding spoilers, reviews and other things
  • Comparing Avengers to Star Trek
  • The Avengers was a really nice mix of all the Avengers
  • Was The Avengers storyline a bit unfocused?
  • Spoilers after 23 minutes!!!
  • Brian puts his editing touches on The Avengers
  • Battlestar Galactica is one of the best shows ever
Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-05-03.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:16 PM

Dan Parker and Craig Lyndall discuss all things BlueJackets, Monsters and also the upcoming Browns NFL draft.

  • The Report podcast with Dan Parker
  • Complaining about Jack Eichel
  • Sabres trying to get Connor McDavid
  • fast guys who don't look like they're going fast
  • One and done in college hockey versus basketball
  • Drafting college players and letting them continue to play in college
  • Hockey's entry-level contract
  • The Lake Erie Monsters affiliation with the Columbus BlueJackets
  • Is there any downside to the Monsters joining the BlueJackets?
  • Looking for a Monsters writer to cover the BlueJackets' new affiliate
  • How to learn to cover a pro sports team
  • The Browns 2015 NFL draft
  • Marcus Mariota is neither the last piece or Andrew Luck
  • Is Mariota's ceiling higher than Andy Dalton or Joe Flacco?
  • Monsters fan remember Bjorkstrand from Denmark. Watch him.

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-04-28.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:05 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers suspensions are known. The Browns draft is coming.

  • The big podcast month we've been having
  • The Verge reporting on Refused's new album
  • Spotify and Amazon and researching music
  • Kevin Love and J.R. Smith Cavs news
  • False equivalency between Olynyk and J.R. Smith
  • is this the Cleveland sports curse
  • The Cavaliers have the two best players in the series
  • NFL draft parties and the culture around the draft
  • Backing Farmer and Pettine for long enough to let them do the job
  • The Avengers and the watch party on Friday

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-04-27.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:49 AM

Andrew and Craig discuss the Boston Celtics losing in four games to the Cavaliers and how much it really cost them. The Cavaliers did get the sweep, but somehow managed to leave fans feeling badly after completing said sweep.

  • Kevin Love's shoulder and the prospect of missing one game
  • Kelly Olinyk did not try to injure Kevin Love, but it was a rough, dirty play
  • Kendrick Perkins and who on earth gave the order for the code red?
  • Perkins should have been tossed from the game probably
  • J.R. Smith and the spinning back hand to Jae Crowder and how J.R. absolutely deserved to get tossed
  • J.R. Smith might not have intended to hit Crowder that way, but it was bad
  • Matthew Dellavedova and James Jones taking shots they have to take
  • The incredibly nice game Iman Shumpert put together in game 4
  • Will there be any hangover effect from the bad game four against Boston as it carries over to the next series?
  • Will we see Shawn Marion or Mike Miller?
  • Kevin Love said he expects to play in game one

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-04-26.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:36 AM