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 hosted a first time guest tonight, Craig Lyndall (@wfnycraig). He was a bit nervous as his first time on the podcast, but he warmed up quite a bit as we went along. We discussed the following.

  • Craig loves Justin Beiber and Martha Stewart.
  • Young persons sports alliances
  • When did you learn about football?
  • High school playing surfaces.
  • Mike Holmgren's underclothes
  • Browns fans are just like every other fan base.
  • New Music Tuesday
  • Music and Technology
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • It smelled like spring today.
  • National Liars Day.
  • The cavs waning regular season.
  • Picking against Cleveland is usually a good bet.
  • Excited for the Tribe
  • Upcoming Guests on the Podcast

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-04-01.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:38 AM

Craig Lyndall and Dave Sterling get together in person, in public, to talk about the day's events in sports, cable TV and technology...

  • Nervous Dog in Stow
  • Chris Clem live in Cuyahoga Falls
  • Scene Magazine awarding WFNY Podcast into eternity
  • Cavs game against Memphis
  • League Pass and why they won’t let local superfans see local games
  • NFL losing blackout restrictions
  • Buying Game of Thrones on iTunes
  • Watch ESPN doesn’t work as well as MLB app
  • The NFL should have an NFL network with all past games archives
  • NFL Game Rewind and how mediocre it is
  • Watching the NFL combine
  • Dan Gilbert and how he should start a soccer team
  • The evil of charging for tethering and data
  • Comcast and the cable companies with their government-granted monopolies

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-03-27.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:24 AM

Craig and @nominataur discuss kids and sports and Kevin Love. Plus Disney Junior Live stinking.

  • The fragmentation of the future
  • Watching Up for the first time
  • Having the “death” conversation with kids
  • Realizations about death and The Fall of Freddie the Leaf
  • There will never be another 1985
  • Cleveland Indians and whether jinxes exist
  • Jimmy Haslam and the Tennessee Titans thing
  • Dan Gilbert and the meddling
  • Pro sports owners and knowing their lane
  • The Miami Dolphins and what the hell they’re doing
  • Overpaying Dwayne Bowe versus overpaying a star player
  • Wasting Indians seasons under Eric Wedge
  • What are the Browns doing at quarterback?
  • Emotionally weak quarterbacks and Browns fans
  • Getting to know that Matt Ryan is a goofy dude
  • Indians twitter and how to keep it all up
  • A faceless branding twitter account
  • The Terry Francona factor with the Indians
  • The Kevin Love Cavs storylines
  • Talking about Andrew Wiggins as Cavs fans
  • The Cavs are probably maximized with Kevin Love
  • Disney Junior Live and how bad it was

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-03-25.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:28 AM

Jon returns from hiatus to discuss television. We spoke about The Jinx, the Serial Podcast and much more like...

  • Adding a second kid and how much more the workload will be
  • How much more work is it to add the children
  • Adding Swenson’s to the list of things
  • Going to Denny’s and how awful it is
  • Going to a drive-in and what it’s like
  • The Jinx and whether it would have achieved its success without Serial
  • Comparing the Serial Podcast with The Jinx
  • Could you re-listen to Serial or rewatch The Jinx?
  • The production issues with The Jinx
  • How did the producers of Serial and The Jinx get so lucky in their storytelling?
  • The creepy factor of Andrew Jarecki vs. Sarah Koenig
  • You can pick apart anything and make someone hate anything
  • The use of re-enactments in drama documentaries
  • Did The Jinx make you want to watch All Good Things?
  • Capturing the Friedmans
  • Discovering how Andrew Jarecki came to be
  • Trying to wait around for the next big thing
  • The Netflix generation and their viewing habits

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-03-24.mp3
Category:TV -- posted at: 1:38 AM

Dave Sterling and Craig talk about their night of deathmatching and also Swenson's, Hard Knocks and more...

  • Death match and pizza
  • Entering a 20-mile race
  • Half Life 2 and Counter Strike Source
  • Feeling old scoffing at eight hours of video gaming
  • Swenson’s and Craig’s first ever trip there
  • Being a first-timer at Swenson’s
  • Browns gear on Ebay that Dave bought
  • The technical details of orphaned webpages
  • The evil executive owner voice
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers clinch a playoff spot
  • Taking playoff basketball for granted

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-03-22.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:20 AM

I caught up with Andrew to discuss the fact that I missed all of day one of the tourney. :-( We also discussed the Cavs and the Browns and other stuff like the following...

  • Not getting to see the tourney and the torture
  • Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins and Suh
  • Placing Ryan Tannehill in the ranks of NFL quarterbacks
  • Tannehill or Matt Stafford?
  • Mike Tomlin vs. Mike Pettine?
  • Knowing that Pat Shurmur was going to suck as a head coach
  • Being initially down on the Jim Tressel hiring
  • David Griffin and his silence on David Blatt’s hot seat
  • Finding the equilibrium on Kevin Love and all that’s going on
  • Body language analysis of what Kevin Love is going through
  • Trying to handicap Johnny Manziel’s chances at resurrection
  • The advantages of what the Browns know versus the rest of the league

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-03-20.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:52 AM

Dave talked with Chris Clem (@chris_clem), a Chicago-based comedian born and raised in Stow. In addition to being a touring comedian, Chris, as a huge cavs fan has recently started the Chris Clem Cavs Cast (C4Podcast for short) which can be found at Chris Clem's Podcast site.

  • They had a great time discussing.
  • The Cavs laying a giant egg in Miami
  • Going through the archive for obscure roster members
  • Matthew Dellavedova: Pro or Con?
  • Will LeBron become insufferable in old age?
  • The lost generation of Browns fans.
  • Being a Cavs fan in Chicago, pre and post Derrick Rose injury.
  • The Spurs asterix people look pretty dumb now...
  • Miami people throwing shade.
  • Luke Walton
  • Regrettable Tattoos that didn't happen.
  • Brackets are already busted.
  • Ohio State basketball glory days
  • Who wants to be a millionaire?! Chris.
  • Zeke Marshall
  • and much much more!​

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-03-19.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:21 PM

After a slow week, Dave and Craig got some podcasting done. Here's what they talked about.

  • Monitor Porn
  • Being down on the Browns and the start of free agency
  • The Suh contract and what it will do to the Dolphins
  • Darrelle Revis looking for the big multi-year contract
  • Buster Skrine and his fighting for a job
  • Justin Gilbert and what he can do in his second year
  • Browns look like fools on Jordan Cameron
  • Tom Condon and his ability
  • Trent Richardson and if he could come back with the Pats or Packers
  • Sports talk radio and its overbearing formats
  • Rocky IV and the weird relationship with that movie
  • Cliffhanger
  • Girlscout cookies and putting thin mints in the freezer
  • Cleveland Indians spring training news
  • Corey Kluber is the world’s worst interview and I don’t care
  • The Cavs team chemistry and enjoying one of the greatest teams in Cleveland sports history
  • Youthful delusion as a sports fan
  • Fearing your own archives
  • 2006 Pittsburgh Steelers game

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-03-16.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:34 AM

Dave Sterling tracked down Jacob to talk about a lot of stuff including Taylor Swift? Yep. Listen in.

  • Dave and Jacob had a chat on Sunday Evening and discussed the following.
  • The famous 23 hour day.
  • Has winter broken us?
  • Visiting Seattle
  • Are you afraid of Atlanta?​​
  • Why couldn't we hold the lead Friday night once we clawed back?
  • What is our best line-up without LeBron?
  • Resurgence of Kyle Korver
  • Is there anyone else you ARE afraid of?
  • Excited for playoff basketball
  • @tayswiftsports
  • The cavs are likable this time.
  • Why no cavs bowling t-shirts?

Direct download: WFNY_Podcast_-_2015-03-08.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:09 AM

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