This week with Scott Raab talking Cleveland sports we talked about the trade deadline, the training camp storylines and Jimmy Haslam. Here's what else we discussed.
After a week off, I caught up with Denny for another casual Friday podcast. We had no real agenda other than drinking a few beers and talking about food and music and movies and stuff. It was fun.
One of my buddies from college is a comedian, actor and personal trainer in New York City. He's headlined Caroline's Comedy club a number of times, been in Saturday Night Live sketches and has also been one of a miniscule number of clean bodybuilders in the world. I've been looking for a reason to talk to him, and I figured talking about Ryan Braun was as good a reason as any.
A nice little journey that had very little to do with RIPD.
Scott Raab is talking this Monday morning about the Tribe mostly. The weekend series against the Twins, Matt Underwood, Superstition, Jason Kipnis, Lonnie Chisenhall and getting excited about the Browns.
Always good to catch up with Jon. He had a night available and I was starting my vacation, so I had to log in and fire up the notebook to do it. It was a typical meandering podcast.
Something a little different today to start. We talked about the business of writing, specifically Esquire's decision to experiment with asking readers to pay for a feature rather than giving it away for free.
Scott has been at Esquire since 1997
How do you delineate between what’s worth charging for?
Tom Junod’s three movie star cover story series with Matt Damon, and Leonardo DiCaprio
My Rolling Stone subscription and my wall of covers
Nate Jackson’s book called “Slow Getting Up” about the NFL
Nate Jackson’s take on Eric Mangini and his reign in Cleveland
Willie McGinest and what he would say about Eric Mangini and Romeo Crennel and Bill Belichick
Andrew Bynum and the tone of the coverage
How can you criticize the Bynum move without the alternative?
The Jimmy Haslam story and the continuing coverage
The Aaron Hernandez picture taken down in the Pro Football HOF
The World Trade Center and the fetishization of tragedy
The Indians heading into the all-star break
Danny Salazar and his performance in his debut
The four foul ball guy and the one in a trillion odds
If a guy can catch four foul balls maybe we can all see a championship
This week's movie was Pacific Rim by Guillermo del Toro. It stars the cast of Sons of Anarchy and also reunites del Toro with Hellboy himself Ron Perlman.
Another casual Friday with Denny where we talked about anything and everything. If there's anything you want discussed in future episodes, recommend it and we'll consider it.
Andrew Bynum signs with the Cavs and Scott and I were planning on talking anyway so we talked about it and everything else.
I decided to try something for the first time. I decided to turn the mic on and just record my own solo podcast. Let me know what you think.
Scott is on deadline and holed up in a hotel because the power has been spotty at his own house, but he made time for me anyway.
Brian and I were in catch-up mode today as the summer movie schedule has raced past us. Brian helps talk through White House Down and The Lone Ranger.
It has been way too long since I caught up with Jon. So, naturally we talked about everything from TV and sports and stats to the Browns and whether or not Jon can ever be an NBA fan. Hint. Probably not.