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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: November, 2015
Nov 27, 2015

It was a long bye week off for the Cleveland Browns, but Dave and Dylan are back for another episode of the Browns Friday Fumble! They covered the recap of the last browns game. Gave their takes in the Johnny Manziel situation, bring you a revamped power rankings and covered the ins and outs of the Baltimore Ravens.

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Nov 25, 2015

Ohio State is headed to Michigan for The Game. We break it down with Dan Parker.

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  • There's no reason in the world to see another snap of Josh McCown
  • Mike Pettine looks for any excuse to not play Johnny Manziel
  • Browns fans yelling at Craig on Twitter for Manziel opinion
  • The NFL and domestic violence and learning lessons
  • Ezekiel Elliott and the media
  • Tweeting from press conferences and how MLB banned it
  • Not controlling a message but being true to the message
  • Ezekiel Elliott and just how good he is at running the ball
  • Ohio State missing Tom Herman
  • Sticking to a plan that was designed before the game started
  • The winner's curse the year after a championship
  • How will Ohio State respond to a loss to Michigan State?
  • Jim Harbaugh and smashing a buckeye on Bo Shembechler's grave
  • Ohio State as a road underdog going to Michigan
  • No doubting Ohio State's talent, but definitely their season
  • Harbaugh coaching up someone else's recruits
  • Brady Hoke recruiting well but coaching poorly
  • The return of a real live rivalry
Nov 25, 2015

Dave and Craig had a get-together electronically over audio to talk about Johnny Manziel and turkey day recipe tips.

  • The Browns Friday Fumble
  • Dave gets jealous of Craig's guest
  • Johnny Manziel's future versus Mike Pettine
  • Mike Pettine's decision crossroads with Jimmy Haslam
  • The Browns fans need to trust professionals even if they haven't earned trust
  • What are Browns fans so scared of with cutting Johnny Manziel?
  • The rules of engagement for Johnny Manziel
  • Partying and playing are not mutually exclusive
  • What's the upside and what are we holding out for with Johnny Manziel
  • You can argue Mike Pettine should be fired as long as it doesn't have anything to do with Johnny Manziel
  • The Columbus Crew in the playoffs
  • Why didn't they flex a game to Monday Night Football?
  • The Browns couldn't manage to be relevant before my son turned 6
  • Where does Thanksgiving rank?
  • Thanksgiving food traditions
  • Turkey is bland meat
Nov 20, 2015

I always wonder what the perception of the Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans are from a national perspective, so I asked one of the fun NBA media follows to come on the podcast. Dan Devine covers the NBA for Yahoo and Ball Don't Lie.

Here's what else we discussed.

  • Allston Massachusetts as the Student Slums
  • How does Yahoo and Ball Don't Lie cover the NBA?
  • What has the NBA gig done to your fandom of the game?
  • Yahoo the media company and trying to figure out how to cover the NBA
  • What has covering the team done to Dan's fandom of a team and the league?
  • Covering the Knicks and giving a real perspective
  • NBA Twitter versus NFL Twitter and others
  • What do national NBA fans think of Cleveland and its fans?
  • Normalizing the NBA season after 11 or 12 games in an NBA season
Nov 18, 2015

It's a Twitter block party with Ben Axelrod! Not really, but we talk about how many each of us have blocked on Twitter, plus Ohio State, WWE, Brock Lesnar, and Ohio State against Michigan State this weekend. Here's what else we discussed...

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  • Block people on twitter?
  • Ohio State fans who are unreasonable
  • Wal Mart Ohio State fans
  • Tweeting about pro wrestling
  • Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm
  • Brock Lesnar in the UFC
  • Paul Heyman with Richard Deitsch
  • Bomani Jones' podcast
  • Grantland now that Bill Simmons brought back his podcasting network
  • Brett Hart and the Montreal Screw Job
  • CM Punk and his MMA career
  • Cleveland Cavaliers hack a dre
  • Stan Van Gundy wanted them to hack Andre Drummond
  • Can't enjoy watching the Browns even slightly
  • Losing to the Steelers is impossibly to find any positives
  • The Browns' 53-man roster and a lack of a jersey to buy
  • Johnny Manziel and his chance at becoming a starter
  • How concerning is Rex Ryan's record for Mike Pettine?
  • Buckeyes vs Michigan State
  • Connor Cook number one overall in the NFL draft?
  • Christian Hackenberg number one overall?
  • Trying to figure Ohio State out in 2015
  • Does Urban Meyer sandbag at all for big games?
Nov 16, 2015

Craig does his weekly spot on Dawgs on the Run on WEWS with Andy Baskin and Pierre Woods. Here's what we discussed.

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  • Not buying into Johnny Manziel just yet
  • No need to see anymore Josh McCown
  • Johnson Bademosi over Justin Gilbert?
  • Keeping the play in front of you
  • Running the ball is about effort and heart
  • Should the Browns keep Ray Farmer and Mike Pettine?
Nov 14, 2015

I decided to do some weekend podcasting. Actually I recorded it earlier in the week and am just posting it now, but hope you're having a nice weekend and need something to listen to. Here are some random stories and thoughts.

  • Do you road rage?
  • Was anyone really mad at Starbucks or Target?
  • Report cards and raising a modern student
  • Marrying your best friend? 
Nov 13, 2015

After a few extra days of recovery, Dylan and Dave are back with another episode of the Friday Fumble.

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This week the boys:
  • Defend Mike Pettine
  • Ask some tough questions to GM
  • Cover their weekend trip to Pittsburgh
  • Talk about Pittsburgh Football and the guy from house
  • Give their QB predictions
  • Give their game predictions.
  • And remember to join the movement, #fireroyfarmer
Nov 12, 2015

Chad Zumock has become a regular on the WFNY podcast and he happened to have Dave Sterling's regular guest Chris Clem with him. So, what else do you do? I invited them to come visit my basement.

We discussed comedy, the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Chad talked about his upcoming comedy CD that you should pre-order.

We also talked about the Cleveland Comedy Festival that's happening November 18-22.

Nov 11, 2015

Will Burge of WTAM and the Cleveland Browns pre-game show joins the WFNY podcast to talk about a variety of topics. We discussed the Browns and what it's like to do a pre-game show on a season that's lost. We talked about what it's like to do media at the different sports talk radio stations.

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Here's what else we discussed.

  • Doing Browns pre-game when the season is lost
  • Bernie Kosar as a Browns executive?
  • The hot button topic in sports talk radio
  • Caller-driven radio and whether it's dead or not
  • The relative health of sports talk and sports media in Cleveland
  • What sports podcasts does Will listen to?
  • Indians twitter and what makes it tick
  • Being labeled according to one team and one team only
  • Being a broadcaster and locked into a single sport
Nov 10, 2015

Les Levine is back on the WFNY podcast and we're attacking all the awfulness of Cleveland sports, and a bit of the Cavs goodness too.

Here's what we discussed specifically.

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  • Road rage is a bad idea
  • What historical Browns season would you compare this to?
  • Drafting Johnny Manziel set the team back.
  • Johnny Manziel can't run anything that's planned.
  • Gary Barnidge is not built for a Johnny Manziel offense.
  • You can't keep losing years to transition.
  • Johnny Manziel's off day look and not caring about perception
  • Bernie Kosar and the Browns?
  • Bernie Kosar is the most popular Brown of all time
  • Any expectations for a Chris Antonetti front office?
  • The Delly to Tristan Thompson alley-oop play
Nov 6, 2015

The Cleveland Browns are officially awful in case you hadn't realized already. They went out and proved it beyond a shadow of a doubt on Thursday night against the Cincy Bengals, losing 31-10. Don't worry folks. I'm here to talk about it.

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  • Love Stinks
  • Loving the Cleveland Browns is a painful life
  • Petitions to get people fired
  • Knowing exactly what you don't know
  • Sharpies and signs down in Berea
  • Mike Pettine doesn't like Manziel
  • Playing Josh McCown is dumb because he's my age
  • Austin Davis sightings are sure to come
  • Browns-free Sunday!
  • Cavs play at 330 on Sunday
Nov 5, 2015

The Browns are on the road to Cincy this week against an undefeated Bengals team. Short Week, crunch time, its your THURSDAY fumble! Dave and Dylan talk about:

  • The secret to the Browns' Injury problem
  • The fans talk back!
  • Some of the Browns Trade offers
  • Some history of Thursday Night Football
  • Analysis of the City of Cincinnati
  • Looking into the Bengals Roster
  • Their predictions for the game.
Nov 2, 2015

Every Monday morning it's time for Dawgs on the Run with Andy Baskin and Pierre Woods on WEWS. This week the Browns lose yet again and the real conversation is about whether people should be fired and which franchise cornerstone should be traded. Enough.

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