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.

Brian Spaeth and Craig Lyndall were both at the Cavaliers' home opener against the New York Knicks. This is their account of the experience of being downtown for this monumental moment in Cleveland sports history.

  • LeBron played a basketball game and it didn't matter
  • The concert on East 4th street
  • Usher's National Anthem and the Cavs fan sing-along
  • The ill-fated fan-interactive "chalk toss"
  • The volume on the scene versus the volume of the crowd on TV
  • The party scene downtown

We also discussed the Cavs newsletter from today in depth. Make sure you subscribe, but if you want to read what we were talking about, click it here.

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2014-10-31.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:16 PM

I apologize in advance for the technical difficulties. After trying to edit some out and trying to fix others, I chose to give you new content at the expense of a professional sounding broadcast. We strive to be better, but Skype just wasn't cooperating today.

We talked about LeBron James and the Cavaliers and the value of the various sports tickets in town. We talked about Browns fans and the volatility of NFL fans. We talked about fan fights and the fight videos that seem to hit every Monday morning from the previous Sunday's extra-curricular action.

We talked about a lot more. Always good to chat up TD.

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2014-10-28.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:08 PM

As with every Monday morning, I stepped into my "studio" to jump on the skype line and talk to Andy Baskin and Andre Knott for Dawgs on the Run. Today, we talked about the Browns ugly 23-13 win over the Oakland Raiders. The game was pretty ugly, but it took the Browns over 500 to 4-3 on the season.

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2014-10-27.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:03 PM

Craig and Dave Sterling (@dimoko) talk about everything from CDs and whether you need to keep them to sports talk radio commercials.

We also went through our Amazon order histories dating back as far as our first orders. Make sure you screen cap the oldest orders that make you look cool and lame.


Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2014-10-23.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:43 AM

The Browns were so extremely awful yesterday, but I'm stopping short of calling it a moment that defines them. They are still an average to above average team and that's what I said to Andy Baskin and Andre Knott on this morning's version of Dawgs on the Run for channel 5 WEWS.


Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2014-10-20.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:02 PM

Dave Sterling and I had our weekly chat about all the various things on our minds. Here's what we talked about...

  • Sports Talk Radio Commercials
  • Danny Veghs
  • Joebees
  • LAN parties
  • Command and Conquer
  • Unreal Tournament
  • Warcraft 2
  • Browns beat the Steelers
  • The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh
  • Stockard Channing

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2014-10-16.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:04 AM

Ben Cox came on the podcast today to talk about the "Season of Huh" book he's putting together with some of the best writers in the Cavs blog community. We also talked about the Browns beating the Steelers, but not that much. We mostly focused on the last year of Cavaliers news culminating in the return of LeBron James.

  • Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins
  • David Blatt hired
  • Chris Grant and Mike Brown fired
  • Is Mike Brown that bad of a coach?
  • Steve Nash talks about Mike Brown
  • Andrew Bynum

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2014-10-13.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:09 PM

Dave Bryan from Steelers Depot (@steelersdepot) is a great podcast guest. He knows the AFC North (as well as the rest of the NFL) backwards and forward. We discussed the Browns and Steelers final game against each other in the 2014 season.

  • The Steelers progress rebuilding
  • Bringing back James Harrison
  • What do the Browns do with Hoyer and Manziel?
  • Should the Browns consider trading Josh Gordon?
  • Where could the Browns be at the midway point of the season?
  • What are the Steelers' biggest issues?
  • The Steelers last minute loss to the Tampa Bay Bucs
  • Kyle Shanahan and the Browns offensive line
  • Ben Roethlisberger and how bad the Browns have been against him

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2014-10-10.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:34 PM

Dave Sterling (@dimoko) joined the podcast again to talk about the week's sports news. We also discussed WFNY's new partnership with UBER and our new sweet Uber code, UBERWFNY which will give you $20 off your first Uber ride. Use it. Tell a friend.

Here's what else we talked about.

  • Sports talk radio commercials
  • Chris Bosh's needy attitude toward LeBron
  • The max player salary in the NBA
  • Cleveland Browns receivers not sucking
  • Dave's all Browns fantasy football strategy
  • More...

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2014-10-09.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:16 AM

Mike Burgermeister joined me to discuss the Browns' miraculous come-from-behind victory over the Titans. Here's what we discussed.

  • Kyle Shanahan love
  • Ben Tate running the ball
  • Why doesn't Jabaal Sheard play more?
  • Is Barkevious Mingo a bust?
  • Brian Hoyer's comeback
  • Justin Gilbert, Joe Haden and man vs. zone
  • The Titans losing poise after Locker hit
  • Chris Kirksey's illegal hit on Locker
  • NFL refs are bad and have no accountability

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2014-10-062.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:03 PM