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.

Shawn Brewster is a fixture in the local music scene and after talking to him about music for the Scene podcast we decided to talk about sports too. He's a phenomenal musician that you really should check out when you have the chance. We talked a lot about the Browns and the idea of Johnny Manziel not being able to take the opportunities given to him as compared to other entertainers.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

Andrew and Craig are back for the second podcast of the week. This time we're talking about Cavs and sports media.  

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  • The Cavaliers and their problems
  • Being in LeBron's chill mode before Blatt was fired
  • Beat reporters and when to report things they've heard
  • Popovich is the NBA's biggest troll
  • Fox Sports One cancelling their SportsCenter clone and the awkwardness of this media age
  • ESPN Ombudsman on Grantland basically says it is better to burn out than fade away
  • Grantland as Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin rather than Fat Elvis
  • If Grantland was an indie rock band which one would it be?
  • New DEFTONES! and Andrew's pre-order debacle.
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Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Andrew and Craig are discussing the Super Bowl now that the dust has settled. Here's what they discussed.

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  • Craig paused the Super Bowl after the first quarter to put the kids to bed
  • Craig's Super Bowl food plan turned out to be mildly disastrous (but not as bad as Andrew’s)
  • The Super Bowl and Peyton Manning's endorsement of Budweiser pissing people off
  • Cam Newton's press conference being a media topic
  • Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars on the halftime show
Direct download: WFNY_Pocast_456.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:09pm EST

I met some fine people at a local marketing firm who have a podcast called the thunder::cast so when an opportunity arose with the annual convergence of sports and advertising with the Super Bowl, we decided to co-host a podcast together. I was joined by Jason Therrien, Craig Israel and Eric Crilow to talk about the big game and all the advertising strategies past, present and future surrounding it.

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Here are some of the topics we discussed...

  • Branding versus advertising for ROI
  • Budweiser, Coca-Cola and traditional advertising powerhouses
  • Nationwide killing children
  • Fake "banned" commercials
  • To leak your commercial or not?
  • Measuring success in Super Bowl advertising
  • Progressive advertising BINGO
  • Breaking down the actual game for a second

Thanks to the thunder::tech folks and hopefully there will be another chance down the road to do more marketing critique. It sure would have been fun to discuss the Browns uniform refresh and reveal from a marketing and P.R. perspective. We'll see. Find out more about them in the links below.

thunder::cast website

thunder::cast on itunes

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_455.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:55pm EST

Dave Sterling is BACK on the podcast with Craig. It's been a bit since Dave was on, but we had an agenda printed out and everything to keep us on track. We discussed the Super Bowl, Peyton Manning, Cam Newton, the Cavaliers in a post-Blatt world, and also David Griffin. In Griffin we trust, apparently. 

Listen in. Comment on Twitter. Let us know what you think. Eat chicken wings.

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Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_454.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Stipe Miocic was the number one contender and very briefly had a title shot all lined up. A lot can happen in 48 hours, unfortunately. We break it all down including how the title shot came to be and how it was ripped away by Fabricio Werdum's subsequent injury pull out. What will become of UFC 196? What is next up for Stipe now that he's in limbo?

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:04pm EST

It was an entertaining weekend of football with the Broncos and Peyton Manning defeating Tom Brady and the Pats. Or was it the defenses? Coaches? I discuss those matchups as well as the decimation that the Carolina Panthers put on the Cardinals. Finally we discuss the David Blatt firing and the reality of the Cavaliers' championship chances considering the changes.

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Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_452.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:31pm EST

I didn't feel even remotely badly about leaving the Cavaliers game early on Monday as they got plastered by the Warriors. Even as I was annoyed and embarrassed by them, I'm not ready to draw a bunch of conclusions for the 2016 playoffs just yet. Also, we mark the beginning of Cleveland Indians attendance talk for the 2016 season. We made it to the third week in January. Congrats!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:06am EST

The Cleveland Browns hired Hue Jackson to be the next head coach. Scott Sargent and I had an opportunity to stop by WKYC in Cleveland to discuss on their web show and live on Facebook. In case you missed it, I grabbed the audio for you to save you from looking at our ugly mugs.

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We discussed the following:

  • Johnny Manziel
  • 2016 NFL Draft
  • Josh Gordon and his future
  • Sashi Brown and Alec Scheiner and Paul DePodesta
Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_450.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:02am EST

Just like we did with Jimmy Haslam's press conference, WFNY's got your back if you missed Hue Jackson's opening remarks. Also Craig talks all over it and about it. Overall, I'd say it was a good press conference. They're all pretty good on day one. Now the real work begins for the Cleveland Browns.

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Category:Cleveland Browns -- posted at: 9:18pm EST