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The Official Waiting For Next Year Podcast

Hosted by Craig Lyndall, the Waiting For Next Year podcast is about Cleveland sports mostly. Other topics include the media, culture and anything else we feel like talking about.
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Now displaying: June, 2014
Jun 27, 2014

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.

Jun 25, 2014

Pete Barr joined me today to talk about soccer. And of course we also touched on LeBron James and his decision to opt out.

  • Michael Bradley's struggles
  • Michael Bradley playing without Landon Donovan
  • Tim Howard and Jurgen Klinsmann
  • LeBron opts out 
  • The Chances that LeBron could return to Cleveland
  • The chances that LeBron could bring Carmelo Anthony to Cleveland

 

Jun 23, 2014

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.

  • The World Cup and the USMNT's tie to Portugal
  • Cleveland's "savior" complex
  • Johnny Manziel and his personality
  • LeBron James and his potential return
  • Mike Pettine and Scott's forthcoming profile of the Browns coach for Esquire magazine
  • The Cavaliers hiring of David Blatt 
  • Kyrie Irving, the Cavaliers and Joel Embiid
  • Cleveland Indians attendance talk in the media
  • Sports journalism and the use of anonymous sources

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...

 

Jun 19, 2014

Tom Reed was kind enough to join me today to talk about the World Cup, the Browns and much more.

  • Jozy Altidore's injury
  • Landon Donovan left off the roster
  • The matchup with Portugal
  • The ugly win over Ghana
  • Who will replace Altidore and what will Deuce be like with his broken nose?
  • Johnny Manziel and Mike Pettine's reactions to him

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.

Jun 17, 2014

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.

Even though he's a Detroit fan, you should give him a follow on Twitter.

 

Jun 15, 2014

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:

  • The NBA Finals
  • LeBron James
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • X-Men Days of Future Past
  • Cable TV and sports networks
  • World Cup
  • Music

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.

Jun 13, 2014

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

Jun 11, 2014

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.

Jun 11, 2014

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.

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