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 Sterling joined Craig to discuss the Cleveland Browns signing of Josh McCown to be their quarterback.

  • The Cleveland Browns signing Josh McCown
  • Dave and Craig having chemistry and going on a date
  • Self loathing and Josh McCown
  • There’s nothing good about the Josh McCown signing really
  • The Bleacher Report top five reasons the Josh McCown signing was good
  • Josh McCown looks like Guile from Street Fighter
  • James Harden was suspended for kicking LeBron in the nuts
  • Animated GIFs of nut kicks
  • Does Chris Grant get any pride from current Cavaliers?
  • Golden State Warriors fans RT’ing old tweets
  • Tony Rizzo saying, “You better pay me.”
  • Avoiding sports talk radio
  • The traps of sports talk radio
  • Craig and Dave fix sports talk radio
  • Sports talk radio callers who think they’re famous
  • Patton Oswalt has mastered Twitter plus Big Fan love
  • The difference between Facebook and Twitter

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-03-03.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:25 AM

I ran down Boney again this year to talk Detroit Tigers and the A.L. Central, but we ended up talking about lots of other things too.


  • Detroit Tigers and the A.L. Central
  • Are the Tigers finally done with age?
  • Liking Cespedes as a player
  • International amateur free agents
  • Collective bargaining and keeping labor peace in pro sports
  • Baseball is due for a fight but the NBA might just pass through
  • Is Detroit still the team to beat in the AL Central?
  • Healthy Anibal Sanchez and Justin Verlander
  • David Price and his outlook for his season and future in Detroit
  • Can the Tigers stem the tide of the Verlander and Cabrera deals?
  • Did the Tigers bid against themselves with Miguel Cabrera?
  • Suh and never reading the comments sections
  • Suh probably won’t become Albert Haynesworth
  • The Pistons are kind of a fun team again
  • The Pistons signing Josh Smith

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-03-02.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:14 AM

Here's part two of the podcast with Andrew where we discuss the Cleveland Browns and music.

  • Cleveland Browns logo change and Alec Scheiner’s
  • The announcing of a re-brand
  • What would have been good enough for Browns fans?
  • Twitter and Facebook are where Browns fans congregate
  • The penalties for Ray Farmer for his texting
  • The dead period of the NFL and how it’s impossible to make good news
  • Not getting into Wahoo
  • The extra-curriculars around sports as opposed to the sports themselves
  • Funding stadiums and arenas
  • Not caring about the sports and just the cult of personality
  • Striking the balance between running a site and the value proposition for the audience
  • Using latitude on the While We’re Waiting posts
  • Bands that tour to survive
  • Can you enjoy five hours of music over the age of 30?
  • The cost of touring and what it takes to put it together
  • Unaffiliated cheapo hotels and motels
  • The modern music industry and weighing possibility
  • The mismatch of your love for art versus society’s treatment of artists
  • Music and Death Cab for Cutie
  • The global release date for music is now Fridays
  • Holding things back vs. releasing them when they’re ready

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-02-25_-_2.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:55 PM

Craig and Andrew got together in person in Columbus to talk about the Cavs and a bunch of other things.

  • Ohio State versus Nebraska college basketball game
  • Missing the Cavs game against Golden State
  • The Cavs effort level across 82 games
  • Derrick Rose’s injury and the league’s reaction to it
  • How big a deal is a meniscus tear?
  • Shaun Livingston, Anderson Varejao and Grant Hill
  • The Bulls getting rid of Thibodeau
  • Denver getting rid of John Fox
  • 49ers getting rid of Harbaugh
  • Cavs getting Kendrick Perkins and the embarrassment of riches
  • LeBron’s involvement in helping make the Cavaliers who they are
  • Ray Allen and whether the Cavs should go get him
  • The meta view of the NBA through the Cavs getting better
  • Agent Zero, Gilbert Arenas, and the guns in the Wizards’ locker room
  • Sports league owners vs. the law
  • The word “thug” and code words in sports
  • Watching LeBron in his Jordan with the Wizards years
  • Dion Waiters was a problem
  • PEDs and drug testing in the NBA
  • Barry Bonds and Mark McGuire

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-02-25.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:48 PM

Dave Sterling and Brain Spaeth got together for a very special episode of the Waiting for Next Year Podcast. They discussed

  • Brian's Cavs many regular season games...
  • "i think it speaks for itself" the new sports website.
  • better "just to watch" sports, forget the analysis
  • Effort level, not just for sports! (Spaeth Life Lesson 1)
  • Birdman, best picture, not a typical nominee
  • Snow.
  • Is Dave enjoying podcast hosting?
  • What is Craig up to!?
  • Dave never watched friends
  • Anti-establishment dismissal of popular art
  • Radiohead's Kid-A
  • "I don't believe in guilty pleasures, I don't think they should exist i think that you should just proudly love whatever it is you love!" (Spaeth Life Lesson 2)
  • The Time wasting 90's driving game, Pirateball.
  • Case logic CD cases are mostly gone.
  • iPods, shuffling, and what is on there.
  • Workout music.
  • Pumping Iron
  • Major League 2
  • Rocky
  • If Brian ever breaks an ankle, he is in big trouble.
  • Weight lifting.
  • and finally Brian has to go!

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-02-23.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:27 AM

Dave and Dylan got together and discussed some Cleveland sports.

  • Note by Note breakdown of a summarized Mike Pettine press conference. Courtesy of Reddit user JohnStamosBRAH.
  • Haslam's influence and Browns Club house optimism.
  • Manziel's time in rehab.
  • Shanahan leaving, and Josh Gordon giving similar signals.
  • Optimism, and a website called Waiting for Next Year
  • Pettine: Love all over, including sex?
  • Cavs at the break.
  • Lebron is nobility
  • Missing playoff basketball
  • Kevin Love will win you playoff games.
  • Dylan verifies Dave's crackpot theory
  • Cavs into the future!

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-02-19.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:21 AM

Kirk came on the podcast and we were all over the place. We talked about Twitter fights and sports and all kinds of stuff. Here's a more detailed list.

  • Bomani Jones and the continual Cleveland anger parade
  • Kirk and his block party on Twitter
  • Kirk is going to give something up for Lent
  • The deep freeze versus the Spring thaw
  • How are the Buckeyes doing in basketball?
  • Thad Matta and what he is and isn’t good at
  • Indians hype and how exciting this year’s team can be
  • Barry Zito and Indians fans hating it
  • Gavin Floyd vs. Brett Myers
  • Jason Giambi vs. A-Rod and Roger Clemens
  • Cavs second half and not wanting Kevin Garnett or Paul Pierce even for free
  • Kevin Garnett goaltending after the whistle
  • Who does Kirk want the Cavs to go after for the stretch run?
Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-02-17.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:45 AM

David Sterling and Craig Lyndall discuss all the stuff in and around sports.

  • The new math and how different it is
  • Spicy hot sports takes and eating spicy food
  • Roger Goodell makes a sickening amount of money and he shouldn't
  • Overbearing charity campaigns and what actually goes to charities
  • Kevin Garnett is a jerk
  • LeBron James and New York
  • We get it New York
  • Are the smartest fans really in New York?
  • Speaking directly to Dan Gilbert about the single game ticket program
  • Pricing tickets and the complexities of getting into games
  • Disney Junior live on ice
  • Being sold a car versus wanting to buy a car
  • The Wahoo debate and not debating it anymore
  • The Akron Rubber Ducks
  • Would Albert Belle be able to survive in today’s MLB?
  • Mike Polk video about Kyle Shanahan’s powerpoint

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-02-16.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:35 AM

Dave invited Andrew to spend some quality time this evening, and here is what they covered.

  • Cavs at the all star break.
  • Referendum? Are we scared by the bulls? or was it just one night?
  • What do you want? Guard depth or big man depth?
  • Deli as a backup...drop off from Kyrie is matter who the backup is.
  • LeBron and Kevin Love and sub-tweets
  • Put the team out there in costume team, uncle drew, wes, and old timer lebron. Mosgov is fine as is.
  • embrace the male patter baldness lebron!
  • celebrity haircuts
  • Jimmy Haslam talks about being punched in the gut.
  • Jimmy Haslam's bliss.
  • Randy Lerner vs Haslam owner style
  • New browns uniforms? Why mess with a good thing? or time for a change?
  • #browns @browns
  • Better Call Saul,
  • The Americans

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-02-13.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:59 AM

It was good to catch up with Jacob and talk about a lot of stuff. Mostly we talked about the business of baseball and baseball finances. We also discussed watching sports on the West Coast.

  • Baseball mode vs. basketball mode
  • The Cavaliers and playing the poker hand in the playoffs
  • The Indians and how they start vs. how they finish
  • The Kluber extension and whether it’s a good idea
  • Should the Indians extend Corey Kluber at all or make him earn each deal thereafter?
  • Beating a dead horse on Kluber’s extension talks
  • Dolans and how they run their team
  • Rooting for the business interests of your owner
  • Swisher starting crap with Kenny Lofton
  • Variable ticket pricing and team P.R.
  • Splitting up season tickets
  • 5 PM Cavs on the West Coast
  • 10 AM Browns games
Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-02-11.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:17 AM