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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: January, 2017
Jan 31, 2017

Jeff Nomina joins the podcast to discuss all manner of sports topics. We jumped all over the place, but we hit the Super Bowl being tired, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Cleveland Browns and even a bit about social media.

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  • Kids saying hysterical stuff and how to deal with it
  • Kids thinking you're laughing at you instead of with you
  • Katy Perry and kids
  • Kids hear stuff that we don't hear
  • The Super Bowl and breaking it all down
  • Dolphins fans can't root for Tom Brady
  • Tom Brady and overcoming Roger Goodell's punishment
  • Separating Tom Brady and Bill Belichick is impossible
  • The Patriots aren't even fun to watch
  • Tom Brady was at his best with Randy Moss in terms of watchability
  • Ben Roethlisberger and how lucky he was to get in trouble before the internet
  • The Steelers lead with their helmets in 2017
  • Online video and how it's changed the Super Bowl commercial game
  • Progressive Insurance bingo card
  • Banned commercials by GoDaddy
  • A Dolphins fan fixes the Browns
  • Winning the draft and the Browns
  • The Browns won't draft guys like Johnny Manziel and Justin Gilbert
  • You can't learn anything from the Cavaliers and their championship
  • LeBron James complaining the Cavaliers are top-heavy
  • LeBron either likes to create drama or whether he gets emo a couple times per year
  • Ranking Shumpert and J.R. Smith in the NBA
  • Selling Mike Dunleavy out down the river was really quick
  • Team chemistry and how to build teams
  • Universal NBA community and NBA Twitter
  • The NBA should buy Vine
  • MLB and video clips and embedding
  • Will Twitter last forever?
  • Snapchat and Miscal.ly
Jan 30, 2017

We're talking about the Super Bowl and how tired a lot of the traditional pomp and circumstance has become. Why do we need a week off between the Championships and the Super Bowl? Media day doesn't yield anything interesting anymore. Super Bowl commercials don't really move the needle anymore either.

Finally, it's been a big topic around these parts lately about drawing lines between politics and sports. We try hard to be wary of it at WFNY, but sometimes it's unavoidable. 

Any feedback? Want to make a point and have your opinion on the podcast? 

Send me an email. craig@waitingfornextyear.com will get it done. 

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Jan 25, 2017

LeBron James is talking loudly and with profanity about the Cleveland Cavaliers roster! The Cavaliers aren't having a good run of it in the last ten games! Our pets HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!

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Here's what we talked about...

  • LeBron's annual freakout is upon us
  • The Cavaliers need a backup point guard
  • Have the Cavaliers left anything on the table in terms of the roster?
  • NBA business and the roster inflexibility
  • LeBron's rant and the realism of having a perfect roster
  • How much of being top-heavy is roster construction and how much is coaching?
  • LeBron and the way he reacts to sitting
  • Would you complain if LeBron took two weeks off?
  • LeBron went and worked out with Wade last year
  • How miserable would the Cavaliers fans be if they hadn't won the title?
  • Dion Waiters beating Miami and how nice cities are schedule losses
  • The perfect storm that allowed Kevin Durant to go to Golden State
  • People who want to trade Iman Shumpert
  • How did Shumpert learn to shoot this year?
  • Trying to figure out how much to blame Ty Lue vs. David Griffin
  • Mo Williams and Kay Felder
  • Felder was a vanity pick for Dan Gilbert
  • Going back to Golden State and that drubbing
  • The Browns and whether Ben tuned them out
  • Not even getting mad at the Browns and marvelling at the suckitude
  • Yards after catch and explosive plays that we don't see
  • Cleveland Browns draft opinions
  • Dream scenarios for the Browns in the draft
  • Jamie Collins signing
  • Finding a market inefficiency in the Jamie Collins signing
  • Deshaun Watson, Mitch Trubisky and Deshone Kizer
  • The unnecessary harshness on RG3
  • Trying not to get too cute and outhinking yourself.
  • Ben's library ejection story
Jan 19, 2017

It's Harv's third appearance on the podcast and his first as an in-person guest. We catch up on all the happenings of 2016 including all three teams' historic runs.

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Here's what we talked about...

  • David Modell's passing and reflecting on the Browns' move
  • What would the reaction to the Modells be if the Browns were better?
  • Does one win matter in a season?
  • Browns fans' penchant for hating the media because the team is bad
  • The Indians team without Mark Shapiro
  • Trying to enjoy a World Series loss
  • Trying to place Encarnacion signing in the history of the Indians
  • The baseball hall of fame and Manny Ramirez falling short with 24%
  • Reconciling the NBA's regular season with the playoffs
Jan 18, 2017

I don't really know how I ever got to know Tom Valentino. He's been in and around the Cleveland sports scene for a long time and I feel like I've always known him on social media. He was nice enough to have me on his newish podcast, The Nail in the Coffin to talk about WFNY and Cleveland sports. You can catch up with Tom on Twitter and make sure you subscribe to his podcast for another fresh perspective on Cleveland sports.

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Here's what we talked about...

  • Covering the Browns in a really down year
  • Trying to name a podcast
  • The passing of David Modell and the reaction online
  • David Modell being a real human representative of something awful
  • How bad the Browns were and the reaction
  • How disastrous would a winless season be?
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers getting blitzed by the Warriors
  • Not upset by the loss to the Warriors
  • The Cavaliers losing to the Warriors is a schedule loss, practically
  • Are the Cavaliers and Warriors bad for the league?
  • Jose Bautista and whether you like him or not
  • Not caring about the Dolan family's finances
  • The Cleveland Indians signing Edwin Encarnacion and rumored to be in on Bautista
  • The Indians' financial situation with their starting pitching staff
  • How much of the Indians' makeup has to do with Shapiro leaving?
  • The Indians overvaluing their prospects forever and ever
  • The Indians off-season is such a good attempt even if it doesn't work
Jan 16, 2017

It's WFNY Podcast episode #579! The boys from EHC continue their Cleveland Indians position previews. Now they're moving over to second base! How long can these two go talking about Jason Kipnis? Well, it's true that the JK Kid is the most important part of the conversation regarding the Indians and second base, but Jim and Mike go much deeper into the Indians roster of players throughout the entire organization.

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Jan 13, 2017

Jim Pete and Mike Hattery continue the Cleveland Indians positional previews by heading on over to first base.

If you missed it, make sure you check out the one that they did on catcher.

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Jan 13, 2017

Please enjoy the debut podcast of the Hot Sports Boys or HSB’s for short! You might remember the voices, because this is still Dave, Dylan and Yazan of the Browns Friday Fumble, but you are no longer hearing them play characters, this is just them now. On our first episode we discuss:

A brief explanation of the new podcast concept.

A few behind the scenes moments from the Friday Fumble

Straight on Wahoo.

World Series game 7 stories.

Frozen Pizza Preferences.

Were you mad that the Browns lost to Pittsburgh?

Browns draft talk.

Yaz went to OSU (for one class)

Some Cavs Talk

Some Soccer Talk.

 

Jan 12, 2017

Hey, did you hear the Cleveland Browns hired Gregg Williams to be their next defensive coordinator? We gave you our thoughts over the last several days, but for the podcast, we turn to a man who played under Williams during his days in Washington in safety Matt Bowen.

Bowen was a four-year letter winner with the Iowa Hawkeyes before heading to the NFL as a defensive back. Following his playing days, Bowen swapped his cleats for a pen a pad as he is now a journalist covering the NFL for ESPN.

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Among the items discussed:

  • What can Browns fans expect from a Gregg Williams-led defense?
  • What was it like playing under a man who demands accountability?
  • What sort of impact will Williams have on both young players and veterans?
  • How important is the scheme change?
  • What sort of players can the Browns add in the NFL Draft to make Williams' defense more successful?

You will want to read Matt's story on Williams for Bleacher Report here. He can be followed on Twitter at @MattBowen41 and his ESPN archive can be found here. Big thank you to Matt for giving us his time. We hope you enjoy this one as much as we did.

Jan 12, 2017

It's WFNY Podcast #575!

EHC is back with Jim Pete and Mike Hattery discussing Cleveland Indians position groups. Their plan is to hit them all and keep them updated as the Indians make changes. Up first, the boys discuss catchers.

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Jan 11, 2017

This is the second time we've been able to have a WFNY owner's meeting podcast. Scott, Andrew and Craig jumped on the podcast to talk about some current events as well as the media environment.

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  • The Browns and continuity
  • The war on the beat reporters
  • JLC and how he reports on the Browns
  • Does being negative hurt the reporter's ability to do their job?
  • National beat reporters versus local beat reporters
  • Brian Windhorst reporting on LeBron's first year back with Blatt
  • Kyrie not being happy sharing the court with Dion Waiters
  • Luol Deng and his tenure with the Cavaliers
  • What is an "accurate" report?
  • The Kevin Love reporting about his "unhappiness"

 

Jan 6, 2017

It's podcast episode #573! Chris Clem is the proprietor of Chris Clem's Cavs Cast or the C4 podcast, however you wish to refer to it. Just when I was ready to dial him up the Kyle Korver news broke. Chris and I discuss that along with some other Cavaliers topics. We also discuss the war on Browns media.

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  • Kyle Korver and him fitting in with the Cavaliers
  • Delly and how well he can help a team in crunch time
  • Delly as disruptor on defense
  • Every old man thinks they were Delly
  • Can you play Kyle Korver and J.R. Smith at the same time?
  • Imagine the three-point lineup with Kyle Korver
  • All the three-point shots for the Cavaliers
  • Can you imagine what the fan base would be like a year ago?
  • Does anything matter until the playoffs start?
  • LeBron James plays for the Cavaliers
  • The lack of the dunk in Cavaliers history
  • Zydrunas Ilgauskas and the electric sash design
  • Billy Joel playing Progressive Field
  • Comparing Billy Joel to Bruce Springsteen
  • Lionel Richie is the Lyndall family musician
  • Hating Florida Georgia Line for ruining WWE
  • Horror movies and Kong movies
  • Loving the experience of going to the movies all the time
  • Hating Browns beat reporters
Jan 5, 2017

It's WFNY Podcast #572 and it marks the return of occasional host Scott Sargent and former WFNY writer Dan Parker.

It took one of the greatest winning streaks in the history of the sport, but the Columbus Blue Jackets are the best team currently in the National Hockey League. With Cleveland (and national outlets) paying increased attention to the Jackets, we turned to our former CBJ beat reporter Dan Parker to discuss what, exactly, is going on down I-71 and why Cleveland fans should be paying even more attention.

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Among topics we discussed:

  • DP's history at WFNY
  • Rookie reporting mistakes
  • Why this current team is so good
  • Is it sustainable?
  • Are they the Golden State Warriors? Chicago Cubs? Both? Neither?
  • How much of what we're seeing is sustainable this season and beyond?
  • How well will all of this translate to the NHL playoffs?
  • How much is Columbus buzzing?
  • Why should Cleveland jump aboard the bandwagon?

We'd like to thank Dan for coming on. Please make sure to catch his work over at The Cannon, and follow him on Twitter .

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