Dave Bryan of Steelers Depot is one of the most well-informed people when it comes to the AFC North. Steelers Depot might cover the Browns mortal enemy in football, but it's really well done. Whether he's breaking down players or their contracts, Steelers Depot does it right. So today we talked about the Browns, the Steelers and the rest of the AFC North.
Chad Zumock joins the podcast for the first time. Here's what we talked about.
And much much more.
I like to have @SPORTSYELLING on the podcast and she's gracious enough to make the time. Today we had another fun conversation about the following.
Anthony Lima joined Craig to talk about local sports media, LeBron James, Johnny Manziel.
Anthony Lima and what it was like to break the LeBron news live on the air.
The Plane, Zydrunas and more on the reporting of the story
The risks of being wrong and getting punished
Opie and Anthony and losing your job for what you say on twitter
The pitfalls of a public life on twitter
I haven't had Les Levine on in a while, but it's always great to catch up. Here are some of the topics we discussed.
Cleveland Kate set the topic for this one and Josh Flagner of More Than a Fan was happy to oblige. We took our seats as men in the independent sports media environment to discuss... women in sports media.
We talked about Erin Andrews, Suzyn Waldman and a host of other females in the game. We talked about the opportunities or lack thereof. We also discussed the fact that we can't remember a single female sports talker in the history of Cleveland sports radio.
Lastly, I played the Kirk Minihane audio for Josh and we discussed the way he talked about Erin Andrews and her reporting.
Of course there was a lot of talk about the local sports media and local sports talk radio as well, including the 92.3 the Fan's Fan Phenom competition.
It's been a while since I chatted with Denny, but he had some time this evening so we did it up on the following.
I've been a follower of Busted Coverage for a while. Even though they do things far differently than we do at WFNY, but that doesn't mean I don't read and enjoy a site like Busted Coverage.
Joe Kinsey was kind enough to come on and tell us about the site. He told us about what it was like to start it back in 2007 and what it was like to be acquired in 2011.
He told us what it was like to get sued by the Big Ten.
The athlete wedding registry bit is one of my favorites. I talked to Joe about what it's been like to run that hysterical gimmick over the years. He recounted buying a wedding gift for Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries.
I talked to Brian Windhorst a year ago when the Cavs re-hired Mike Brown and I was taken aback when I started to think about all the things that have changed since then.
Brian was gracious enough to join me for about a half hour to talk about LeBron coming back to the Cavaliers.
You knew it was going to happen. Scott Raab joined me this morning to discuss the return of LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
We discussed the letter that LeBron wrote with Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated. We also discussed the sourcing frenzy that led up to the LeBron article coming out. Scott talked about what it's been like for his son to welcome back LeBron James and also a little bit about what he'd like to see in terms of coverage of LeBron James from the region's biggest paper, the Plain Dealer.
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This is so unnecessary. Andrew and I talked about the return of LeBron James. We talked about what it means to us personally and what our reactions were to how it all went down.
From the beginning rumblings all the way to the letter transcribed by Sports Illustrated.
Andrew and Craig talk about the fact that LeBron didn't make a choice.
When will he make a choice?
Which source will you trust?
The practical realities of Cavs vs. Heat
Pat Riley vs. Dan Gilbert
I've followed Matt Moore of Hardwood Paroxysm and CBS for years on Twitter. I'm sure I've argued with him a time or two, but I've always valued his opinion and writing. I'm really happy he agreed to come on the WFNY podcast in the midst of a very busy NBA off-season.
We talked about Twitter, his process, and his goals as a web publisher. We talked about LeBron James, NBA player culture growing up, and a whole host of other topics.
Very good iinsight into what makes @HPBasketball tick.
Today's chat with Brian Spaeth was all over the place, but it was good. Brian and I discussed LeBron, Transformers, the Potato Salad Kickstarter and then I got sad that my favorite radio show was broken up.
It was a wild weekend on Twitter with all the sports news. TD and I ran it down.
As I said in the podcast, I have a new album coming out this week. My band name is The Company Line and the album is called "Losing My Voice." It's available right now for pre-order on Amazon. It's supposed to be on iTunes and Spotify as well. Please search it out. Please listen to it. Please tell a friend. Please enjoy it.