I decided to take my podcasting gear to the #CavsTwitter draft party and spent about ten minutes or so talking to people as the Cavs were getting ready to select Andrew Wiggins.
I spoke with Jeff Nomina, Summit Omar, Jacob, Kirk and Brendan Bowers. The podcast finishes with the room reaction to the Cavaliers' pick.
Pete Barr joined me today to talk about soccer. And of course we also touched on LeBron James and his decision to opt out.
Whenever the bat signal goes up and Scott Raab wants to go long-form on Cleveland sports I jump at the chance. This morning I talked to him for over an hour on the following topics.
There was even more than all that, but like so many of my conversations with Scott, it all just flowed pretty naturally. Until next time...
Tom Reed was kind enough to join me today to talk about the World Cup, the Browns and much more.
Lastly, Tom had a book recommendation from one of his former colleagues. It's The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt by David Giffels.
John Turner of The Sporting News was kind enough to join me and talk about his time covering Johnny Manziel way back in high school. We talked about just how good and competitive Johnny Manziel is. We talked about his off-field antics.
We also spent some time talking about the existing sports media culture including "gotcha!" headlines and slideshows.
Ben Cox wanted to get in on the movie podcast with Brian Spaeth, but we couldn't get the scheduling worked out. That's OK, because Ben's a great guest all on his own too. So, I took an hour out of this Father's Day to chat with Ben.
We talked about:
I also mentioned on the podcast that I have a new album called Losing My Voice coming out on July 8th. For more information about that, click here.
Brian Spaeth gives advice in a new bit called Advice with Brian.
After that we talked about movies and a bit about sports.
Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise and X-Men Days of Future Past
George Pappas came on the podcast to discuss his new book, A Tribe Reborn: How the Cleveland Indians of the ’90s Went from Cellar Dwellers to Playoff Contenders (available at Amazon.)
We talked about those famous teams from the 90's from Vizquel and Thome to Albert Belle.
We talked about the current Indians and also the Jim Thome statue.
Make sure you check out the book. George tells us about some upcoming book signings and also it's important to note that a portion of the proceeds from the book will benefit Cleveland Indians charities.
I nabbed TD to talk about the Tribe and we ended up talking about a whole lot more.
TD can't believe how square Craig is with regard to Johnny Manziel's partying lifestyle.
TD can't believe how much residual hatred there is for Cleveland fans and LeBron James.
TD talks what he knows best. The Cleveland Indians, where they are today, Lonnie Chisenhall's monstrous night with nine RBI and the impending return of the Zach Attack.