The Ringer is doing Cleveland week thanks to the RNC and the Cleveland Cavaliers championship. I reached out to Jason Concepcion, who goes by @netw3rk on Twitter, to discuss all things Cleveland.
We discussed the Cavaliers Championship, Kid Rock vs. Limp Bizkit, Donald Trump, protesters, the city of Cleveland holding their collective breath, and much much more.
On part two Brian and Craig get into Dwyane Wade's move to Chicago, why Brian can't stand the Crying Jordan meme and a bunch about the 2016 crop of summer movies.
This turned out to be a two-part podcast with Brian Spaeth. We had a long drive and ended up talking for about an hour. Part one is a lot about NBA free agency. We talk about Kevin Durant's move to the Warriors in a post-championship world. We discussed Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng and whether or not super teams were the death of the NBA.
Part two will include talk about Crying Jordan, more NBA and movies.
With the July 4th holiday, it's been a slow time on the WFNY Podcast. I was brimming with things to say about all the various player movements that I had to talk about it all. Here's what else I discussed, but first...
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Former WFNY weekend writer, turned book writer, Brendan Bowers joins the podcast to discuss his Cleveland Cavaliers championship book called "Cleveland Is King!" The book is available at Amazon and at Triumph books.
We discuss the process of writing a championship book that's released right after a championship. We discussed the changing of Cavaliers narratives. Finally we discussed the Cavaliers off-season and what it might be like to bring this entire team back to defend the title.
I've been talking about the Cleveland Cavaliers season obituary I wrote. Well, here it is. This is the beginning and please listen in for the rest.
If you define success by winning championships you're doomed to misery. I know it's early in the mourning process for these kinds of thoughts, but I've had this one stewing since the Cleveland Cavaliers dropped Game 4 to the Golden State Warriors. After attending that game and being a bit down, but not completely depressed, I had all these thoughts swirling around my head. I can't summarize my opinion in just one statement - and I won't with the number of words this will take - but my truth about the Cavaliers - and one I hope to feel sooner rather than later - is that this was an amazing season to be a fan of the team, despite them not winning it all.
I don't know if this was the best podcast we ever do, but it's definitely the best topic. Scott Raab joins the WFNY podcast after the Cleveland Cavaliers made history and made us all champions.
You knew it was only a matter of time before I tracked down Brian Spaeth to talk to us about the Cavaliers fulfilling their destiny as champions. We talked about the whole thing.
Scott Sargent joins Craig Lyndall to discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers making history and coming back from a 3-1 deficit to bring a championship to the city of Cleveland. Kevin Love played well. Kyrie Irving made one of the biggest plays in Cleveland sports history. LeBron James delivered in a way that no athlete has done since Jim Brown in 1964.
We discuss all of that plus our own personal stories from the greatest Father's Day ever.
It's the day before the day. The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to play Game 7 against the Golden State Warriors and I still have no idea where to watch the game. It's a nervous experience trying to figure it all out.
I also tackle the Marlins Man issue that arose after a Friday night Indians game where Marlins Man was reportedly verbally abused, threatened and eventually driven from the stadium out of concern for his own safety. I can't possibly condone that, assuming it happened that way, but it deserves a little bit more discussion.
Are Cleveland fans worse than others? Are Cleveland fans irretrievably broken? Are you shocked and outraged? I try and bring some nuance to it all.
The Cleveland Cavaliers had their backs against the wall and the benefit of no Draymond Green. They made some history thanks to heroics by both LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. We grabbed Bleacher Report's Ben Axelrod to break it all down, from the action itself to how LeBron is covered, and the mixed standards that fans use to judge him.
They were dead and buried before Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors were just too good. The Cavaliers were going to lose every game, Kevin Love was hurt, and definitely going to be traded in the off-season. That's the way the world sounded heading into Game 3. Now, the Cavaliers breathe new life into the series with a 30-point victory of their own on their home court. We talk about all of it.
Craig was asked to do a guest spot on a radio station called The Ump in Alabama with the Cole Cubelic show. They wanted to talk about Game 3 of the NBA Finals. We talked about the Cavs' performance. We talked about the coaching differential between Steve Kerr and Ty Lue. We talked about LeBron James and Kyrie Irving stepping up.
The day after the Cleveland Cavaliers' opening game loss to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, Brian Spaeth and I met up to discuss it. We used my fancy new mobile recording rig to capture it in the comfort of my automobile. In addition to discussing the Cavs, we also talked about people we were seeing in the parking lot, mid-life crises, and also the new X-Men movie. If you know anything about Brian you knew he would have strong opinions about that film.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are ready to face the Golden State Warriors and Chris Clem is here to talk about that and the latest X-Men movie.
Here are the rest of the things we discussed.
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