Hate week and what chances Michigan has this year
What’s happening at Michigan?
Is Michigan engaged in a process or is it off the rails?
Al Borges and the Michigan offense
Comparing Devin Gardner to Brandon Weeden
Losing the four overtime game to Penn State
Michigan’s struggles against Akron and Connecticut
But Michigan couldn’t mount a game against the Ohio State defense?
Ohio State and who they are compared to who they will be down the road
Ohio State and how they compare to the national schedule
Cleveland Browns vs. Steelers debacle
Are you OK with it if they’re going to do it right?
Trent Richardson trade and what it signaled to fans
Brandon Weeden getting booed
The culture of booing and if it’s allowed or if it’s ever allowed
Denny and I got together for a Casual Friday podcast on the Internet. It was a chat with very little agenda, but it worked pretty well this week, I think.
24 hour crippling sicko hangover
What makes a real martini?
Are flavored martinis real?
Caribbean drinks even when you’re not in the caribbean
Missing out on the Cavs fan bickering
Denny deciding to heckle Casey Blake
Mike Brown taking 20% of the blame
60% of the blame goes to Chris Grant
Kyrie Irving and his lack of leadership
Kyrie Irving calling himself a leader
Mariano Rivera and his retirement
Malcolm Gladwell and the 10,000 hours theory
Freakonomics and Gladwell and what they’ve done for the culture
Science and math and how it’s looked at in the United States
Applying science in non-scientific situations
New music and listening to new music
Van Morrison on iTunes Radio
Van Morrison and James Taylor in the same category?
Losing all my Netflix movie ratings
The kid playlist for the baby
Child birthing class
The rules of raising a baby and how there are no rules
Bathing babies in kitchen sinks
Girls in giant sunglasses
Would you want to wear a uniform?
Oversized clothes in the 90’s
Looking at pictures in the modern age vs. the oldern days
Cameras and lenses
Bernie Kosar is near and dear to Cleveland fans' hearts. To a person, there's probably not anyone who doesn't want one of Cleveland's most beloved athletes to be well and feel well. Years of playing a brutal sport in the 80's has obviously taken a toll on Kosar and last year he came out heralding the treatments of a specific doctor. It all sounds great in theory, but what help is he really getting from this doctor? What does the medical and research community think of the claims of this doctor and others like him?
Click here to read Jason's article: These Fringe Doctors Say They Can Cure NFL Concussion Victims
Scott and I touched on a lot of topics today, including the impending fight over stadium funding in Cleveland. We talked about the Browns loss to the Bengals and the mostly disappointing start for the Cavaliers.
12 Years a Slave by Steve McQueen
Pete Franklin and his history revolutionizing radio
The way Pete Franklin handled callers
Scott booing a live podcast of “Hang up and Listen”
Mike Trivisonno, Tony Rizzo, and Ken Carman
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the lack of criticism right now
Patience with talent is one thing
Patience with losing and lack of effort?
Dion Waiters and what happened with his “flu”
Brian Windhorst’s report that the player’s only meeting got heated
Chris Grant and what he can be held responsible for with regard to Anthony Bennett
There’s a good player in every draft
Cleveland Browns stadium improvements and how to pay for them
The sin tax and how regressive it is
The Browns game and how flukey bad it was
The Browns defense is still good and so is the Bengals
Brian Hoyer and Jason Campbell and how consistent either one of them can be
The Browns’ draft needs
Thank goodness ESPN hired Pat McManamon to cover the Browns for Cleveland
Andrew and I decided to talk about some music after the Cavs podcast last night. There's been a lot of good new music lately, so here you go!
Wooden shjips and Andrew’s love of the album
San Francisco drone rock. Psychedelic.
PledgeMusic and Kickstarter for rock albums
Speakers vs. headphones and how you listen
How to defeat your OCD
What do you do with CDs?
The future rules and everyone loves it
The 160 gig iPod classic
Grumpy old man Andrew complains about Apple’s business model
Night Terrors of 1927 is accessible and great
Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus
Did Rivers Cuomo make it OK to love pop hooks
What’s Andrew anticipating?
The Cloud Nothings and what their new album might be
Listening to Pompeii
Andrew was fired up after the Cavs won. I can only imagine what this podcast would have been like if they lost.
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Kyrie Irving
Player’s only meetings and what’s going on with that
Dion Waiters and maybe not taking a leap as quickly
Anderson Varejao and his age
Can Varejao be traded?
What is this thing that Chris Grant built?
Anthony Bennett and how brutal it is that this is the #1 draft pick
The game doesn’t look natural to Anthony Bennett
Andrew wanted Oladipo. Craig Wanted Ben McLemore
Soccer and kids
Marathons with no training
Hanging with internet friends and eating bad food before the marathon
Walking down the highline on the west side of Manhattan
Swimming for the winter season
Denny’s brick wall in his room
Using a concrete sealant to keep the dust in
Smells transmitting across the brick
I76 Antiques market
Hitting Melt Bar and Grilled and the hype
Throat Punch drink at Melt
3D movies and 3D TVs
Child birthing classes
Doing the dry run for the birthing process at the hospital
City Bikes and how people could complain about it
Netflix, Walking Dead, Orange is the New Black
This week, with the Browns on the bye, Scott and I spent a lot of time talking about things that weren't specifically related to Cleveland sports. We talked about the ongoing story of the Dolphins. We talked about the word "bullying" vs. the actual harassment. We talked about Richie Incognito and his checkered past. We talked about the culture of football and the culture of fans.
We also talked about the Cavaliers and the roster that Chris Grant has built. As it is undoubtedly early, there are still some real concerns over the roster that has been constructed by Chris Grant with the holes that are still left. Where will the roster go from here and how long will it take to find out exactly who they are?
Finally, we discussed the Bengals and their end-of-game strategy to kick an extra point to tie it at 17 rather than go for two and go home either as a one point winner or as loser on the spot.
After the Cavs talk we decided to keep the tapes rolling to talk about the Dolphins, bullying, Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin. It's a hot topic. Brian Spaeth has certainly been outspoken about it on his blog. We get into the meat of the issue.
It's an interesting subject. There are details to come out and there are details that have come out since we initially talked about 1 PM on Wednesday November 6th.
Cavs out of the gate and how well they’re doing
Spacing issues in the offense early on
Managing expectations on early basketball
Trying to figure out if Tristan is actually good or not
Kyrie Irving waving off Mike Brown’s plays vs. LeBron rolling over the whole Cavs organization
Mitch bores Brian with advanced stats
Anthony Bennett and how bad he looks
Rick and I talked about the Browns game from Sunday. We also talked a bit about the Browns heading into the bye week.