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.

I've been a guest of Joe Lull's (@lullonsports) on his radio progrum on 92.3 the Fan and for whatever reason I never asked him to come on the podcast. I sometimes feel like guys who talk sports for a living would be doing me a favor to come on the podcast. Anyway, that ended today as Joe came on to tell us a little about where the hell he came from and his perspective as a host here in local sports radio.

We talked about how much national stories have been talked about here locally. We talked about Cleveland as a one-station sports talk town. We talked about the ill-fated DSN and finally the launch of 92.3 the Fan.

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2014-09-17.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:31 AM

I can't even begin to tell you everything that Chad Zumock (@chadzumock) and I discussed today on the podcast. Chad is an obvious veteran to talk radio and the conversation just flows. 

Here's some of the stuff we discussed.

  • Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson
  • Roger Goodell and the NFL
  • The Browns big win over the Saints
  • Brian Hoyer and how Cleveland needs to embrace him
  • Why honoring Derek Jeter stinks
  • Bemoaning the loss of Victor Martinez and baseball love
  • More...

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2014-09-16.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:16 PM

The Cleveland Browns won a football game! They won their home opener for the first time since 2004. They beat the New Orleans Saints. They did it with a game-winning drive engineered by Brian Hoyer.

Here's what else we talked about. We didn't talk about Johnny Manziel at all, I don't think.

  • Browns start fast
  • Lose the lead
  • Game-winning drive
  • Karlos Dansby
  • Eating Chili

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2014-09-14.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:15 AM

Brian Spaeth joined the podcast today to try and talk about sports. Brian talks to us more about media and things like that than sports, which is why I love having him on as a guest.

Topics include:

  • Traditions and codes
  • Twitter and Turtle calls
  • Doing impersonations of people
  • Roger Goodell screaming vacuum
  • Cavs ticket lottery system
  • Josh Gordon suspension
  • Mineral at the Grog Shop

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2014-09-12.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:08 PM

Andrew Juge @SaintsNationBLG invited me to discuss the Browns on The Saints Nation and I asked him to come talk about the matchup on the WFNY Podcast.

Here are some of the things we discussed.

  • The Saints opening week loss to the Falcons
  • Drew Brees as he gets to his mid-30's
  • Rob Ryan love in New Orleans
  • Drew Brees playing away from the dome
  • Saints fans reaction to Roger Goodell in hot water after bounty sanctions
  • Browns running game vs. the Saints defense
  • Score predictions

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2014-09-11.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:05 PM

Craig and TD get together to talk about the latest in and around the Cleveland sports world...

  • TD talks about sales people and hating being sold hard
  • Are the Indians finally cooked for the 2014 season?
  • The Browns’ opening week loss to the Steelers
  • Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell running the ball
  • The matchup with the Saints
  • Ray Rice / Roger Goodell ruins week one
  • Sports stadium bucket lists


Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2014-09-10.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:02 PM

Mike Burgermeister and I break down the Cleveland Browns and their matchup with the Steelers to open the 2014 season. How good are the Steelers actually? Beyond Ben Roethlisberger, what do the Steelers have going for them. When will their defenders hit the age wall? Joe Haden matching up with Antonio Brown.

We also discussed the finer points of the programming battle between DirecTV and Raycom. 

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2014-09-06.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:56 PM

Brian Spaeth joined the podcast today to discuss a bunch of different things. Here's a list.

  • Dan Gilbert’s gambling statue
  • Cavaliers training camp
  • Browns season opener
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Instagram
  • Indians attendance
  • Josh Gordon’s selling cars

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2014-09-04.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:08 PM

TD was able to find some time for me while he's on the road. Here's what we talked about.

Topics include:

  • Indians gut-punch losses to Detroit
  • Cody Allen’s blown save
  • Indians’ pitching prowess
  • Indians’ hitting struggles
  • Browns opener against the Steelers
  • Expectations for the Browns overall
  • Ben Tate and betting on running
  • Predicting victory is impossible with the Browns

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2014-09-03.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:32 PM

It's been since LeBron joined the Cavaliers since I talked to Andrew. A lot has happened since. Here's some of what we spoke about...

Topics include:

  • Browns preseason game against Chicago
  • Brian Hoyer looking decent
  • Kevin Love’s opening press conference
  • Nationalize sports / communism
  • Nirvana and whether they really deserve the credit
  • Pearl Jam and Sirens
  • Star Wars, Robin Williams and living obituaries

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Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2014-08-29.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:59 AM