I was very happy to welcome in @sportsyelling for the first time on the WFNY Podcast. She (yes, she) is a Tribe first sports fan, so we talked a lot about the Indians. We talked about Ubaldo Jimenez, the rotation, Chief Wahoo, and Ervin Santana. We also touched on the Browns and how the NFL has dominated the sports world to the point there's really no "off-season."
Jim Kanicki (Mike Burgermeister) joined me today to discuss all things Browns. We talked about the Browns decision to release D'Qwell Jackson, the shakeup of the front office, the free agencies of Alex Mack and T.J. Ward, Mike Pettine and lots about the combine. Is the combine meaningful? If so, how meaningful?
I am out of town this week, but I recorded this podcast with Mr. Brian Spaeth prior to departing. Hopefully our takes on two movies and the all-star game aren't too stale from Monday night.
We saw the Lego Movie with my son and then saw RoboCop without my son a different night. We didn't watch the All-Star game together at all, but we talked about Pharrell, Nelly and Busta Rhymes in addition to the slam dunk contest.
It's been far too long since TD showed up on the Podcast. We talked about the Indians, spring training, the rotation, Ubaldo Jimenez.
Then we took a Tribe break and talked about the Browns and all their moves.
Then my power went out, I lost TD and had to call him back.
Then we talked about the Tribe again.
Honestly, Scott Raab has been trying to get away a bit from the Cleveland sports thing. I've left this platform completely open to him for whenever there's something worth talking about, and a mere days after Chris Grant was fired and we fired up the podcast, Jimmy Haslam drops the hammer in Berea. So? We loaded it up again.
There's no mystery about the things we talked about. The Browns, Joe Banner, Michael Lombardi, Jimmy Haslam, Ray Farmer, Alec Scheiner, Mike Pettine and more...
I've talked about Stipe Miocic over the past few years as he's made his way through the ranks of the UFC. I've gotten to know some of his friends from the fire house, and I decided to talk to one of them, Jamie Meklemburg, about the experience of traveling to see his biggest fight to date in Chicago.
As we all know, Stipe beat Gabriel Gonzaga to keep his momentum going and to find himself ranked 6th among heavyweights in ESPN's latest MMA rankings.
It's always great to have Scott Raab's perspective when big things happen. We spent about an hour talking about all the different dynamics surrounding the Cavaliers and their decision to dismiss Chris Grant from the team.
As always, it was a discussion that went beyond what is normally covered in the rapid-fire sports talk settings we're normally used to.
Tom Reed from Northeast Ohio Media Group joined me to talk about the Browns. It's always fun to talk to Tom. Here are some of the things we discussed.
Kyle Shanahan's apparent hiring, Dan Quinn and whether the Browns should have waited, Browns ticket prices and where they're going, Davone Bess and why the Browns haven't done anything with him yet, and finally, we discussed Ray Farmer's return to the Browns after turning down the possibility of a promtion in Miami.
Last, but not least, I forced Tom to recommend something, whether it's a movie, album or TV show, and he chose a book.
Tom Reed recommends a history book on prohibition. Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition