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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: August, 2017
Aug 30, 2017

Harv, Hattery, Scott, and Craig are talking about the Cleveland Browns. We discuss everything we can think of related to the team as they head into a new season much improved. 

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  • The worthless fourth preseason game
  • DeShone Kizer being named starter
  • Did the Browns do enough to make Kizer successful?
  • Hue Jackson's offense
  • Will Hue Jackson run the ball consistently?
  • The Pat Shurmur offense
  • Who are the most important players to the Browns' future?
  • Is Myles Garrett or DeShone Kizer more important?
  • Jabrill Peppers and defensive coordinators
Aug 30, 2017

TD was driving down the coast of California. Hattery and Craig were sitting in Chagrin Falls, but they all talked Tribe while the Indians were rained out in New York City. 

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  • Projecting the Indians' roster in the playoffs
  • What happens with Jason Kipnis?
  • What about Dan Otero and Z-Mac
  • Andrew Miller and the battered injured players
  • What about Michael Brantley?
  • What's the burden of proof for the 2017 Indians?
  • Ramirez, Lindor and the possibility of rest
Aug 24, 2017

The Cleveland Cavaliers dropped big news this week, so that's what we're talking about. Kyrie Irving was finally granted his wish and the Cavaliers got an interesting haul in exchange. Jeff Nomina welcomed David Zavac to his YouTube chat show to discuss the Cavaliers and their life after Kyrie Irving. In case you don't subscribe to us on YouTube, I grabbed the audio and I'm posting it here!

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Aug 24, 2017

Are you excited for Conor McGregor vs. Money Mayweather! Who is excited for this?! Neither Jamie or Craig are all that psyched. Still, we discuss the whole thing.

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  • McGregor and Mayweather can't shock anyone with their sales tactics
  • The Vegas lines are moving strangely
  • Boxing vs. MMA and the self-awareness of MMA fans
  • Can Mayweather win even if he wins?
  • What are McGregor's chances for real?
  • Jon Jones gets popped for steroids
  • Daniel Cormier gets the raw end of the deal
  • Steroids aren't a victimless crime in fighting
  • What can Jon Jones say now?
Aug 23, 2017

I didn't want to cover this topic on my solo Browns recap. I grabbed Andrew from WFNY to discuss the larger issues of kneeling during the National Anthem in NFL stadiums with players. At the end, we cleansed the palate with some talk about the band Brand New and their new album Science Fiction.

 

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  • Is the Browns kneeling a story or just a small part of a much bigger story?
  • Can you discuss the Browns without discussing Colin Kaepernick?
  • What are we really talking about now?
  • Is the issue getting lost in the demonstration?
  • Brand New released Science Fiction
  • Placing this album in the band's career arc
  • What bands will get lost to history?
Aug 23, 2017

Did the Cleveland Cavaliers just get better? Did the Boston Celtics just get worse? Is anyone happy today in Cleveland now that the Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Kyrie Irving?

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  • LeBron James and the Kyrie Irving trade
  • The Boston Celtics trading Isaiah Thomas
  • Dan Gilbert being forced to trade one of the greatest Cavaliers in history
  • How much better or worse could the Cavaliers be today?
  • Leverage and trades in the NBA
  • Where do the Cavaliers go from here?
Aug 22, 2017

The Cleveland Browns second preseason game was mostly a success. No, the Browns didn't definitively answer their quarterback questions, but it wasn't reasonable to think they'd do that heading into it. We discuss all the ins and outs of the Browns mostly good second practice game against the New York Giants.

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Aug 19, 2017

Josh Poloha, Mike Hattery and Craig Lyndall are talking about what it's like to buy tickets to all the Cleveland sports teams. Should you ever buy season tickets? What's the best ticket in town?

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  • Cavs and their Flash Seats system
  • Are the Indians good to season ticket holders?
  • The Browns and how they've become much better at customer service
  • Access to playoff tickets versus dynamic ticket pricing during the regular season
  • StubHub, SeatGeek and the secondary market
  • Craig devises a Cleveland Browns Ticket Buying Competition
  • Trying to sell premier week night games
  • Ranking the value of season tickets for all three Cleveland sports teams
Aug 18, 2017

Craig Lyndall, Mike Hattery and Josh Poloha got together to talk Tribe and 2017 MLB playoffs. Well actually, Hattery talked a lot and Craig and Josh asked a lot of questions.

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  • How does the 2017 Indians team compare to the 2016 version?
  • How do the 2017 Red Sox compare to the 2016 version with David Ortiz?
  • How much did luck play a role in the 2016 Cleveland Indians?
  • How confident are we that the Indians will win the Central?
  • Who would be the most marginal contributor for the Indians in the 2017 MLB Playoffs?
  • Could Jay Bruce supplant Michael Brantley as a starter at times?
  • Should Jay Bruce supplant Michael Brantley at times?
  • How would Cleveland Indians fans deal with a Michael Brantley benching?
  • How much questioning of Terry Francona makes sense during the regular season?
Aug 17, 2017

Craig Lyndall, Josh Poloha and Mike Hattery are talking Cleveland Browns. Hattery had all the questions and Josh and Craig pretended to have all the answers. 

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  • Deshone Kizer and what a good first year might look like
  • How can the Browns take most advantage of Deshone Kizer
  • How excited are you for Jabrill Peppers
  • Hue Jackson and what a successful season would mean
  • How harmful is it to fire an NFL head coach?
  • How many games can the Browns win in 2017?
  • Joe Thomas and his quotes to the media 
Aug 15, 2017

Andrew and Craig are discussing Kyrie Irving one more time... at least. This time we're talking about how soon training camp is coming and the possibility that Kyrie won't get traded before media day.

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  • Despite social media can the Cavaliers play together?
  • How close are they to the Warriors?
  • How did we not know they didn't speak during the playoffs?
  • Did Kyrie just react to being in trade rumors?
  • How much of this is David Griffin's departure?
Aug 14, 2017

WFNY's Mike Hattery and Jim Pete really took a deep dive into Jay Bruce in this podcast, and if you weren't a fan before, we'll clear off a spot on the bandwagon.

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Here's the lineup:

    • Why wasn't the Jay Bruce trade a bigger deal?
    • Bruce has been significantly better than all the Indians' outfielders offensively
    • Where does Jay Bruce fit in the playoffs?
    • Jay Bruce has been better offensively and defensively than Michael Brantley this year
    • The line-up looks much better with Jay Bruce in it
    • If everyone comes back healthy, Tito can't mess up the line-up
    • Does Brantley have a "healthy ceiling?"
    • Does Kipnis have a "healthy ceiling?"
    • Injuries sap your profile as you pass age 30
    • Who'd you rather, Michael Brantley, Jason Kipnis or Jay Bruce?
    • Heel Mike (that was for you Nino)
    • Extend Chisenhall? (Nom will love this)
    • Santana staying makes a lot of sense
    • What does a Carlos Santana deal look like?
    • The free agent market could make a Santana deal to stay...more likely than you think!
    • Does Santana over Brantley make sense, without Mike and Jim getting pitchforked?
    • Brantley in left, or at first?
    • Peak Brantley is long gone
    • We LOVE Michael Brantley, but...
    • Be honest, how many people thought he'd play 88 games this year this past January?
    • Baseball's shifted towards Jay Bruce...
    • Jay Bruce, metrics master
    • Bruce SEEMS TO BE A TITO GUY, do they sign him?
    • Brantley's staying...right?
    • Bruce has been an Indians target for awhile
    • Bruce extends the line-up better than Brantley and Kipnis
    • The Indians don't like rentals
    • Did the Indians sign Bruce as a preemptive way to sign him in the offseason?
    • Where does Bruce fit now in the lineup
    • What about the playoff roster? AJax, Bruce, Brantley, Almonte, Zimmer, Guyer, Lonnie Chisenhall
    • Yeah, Mike and I figured out why Chis is going to play a little bit of third...
Aug 14, 2017

Andrew and Craig are back talking about Deshone Kizer and what his first preseason showing might actually mean. Or more importantly, they talk about what it might not mean.

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  • Deshone Kizer played against third stringers and grocery baggers
  • What would Cody Kessler or Brock Osweiler have done against that competition?
  • Talking about the future while remembering the past
  • How much does Tim Couch's beating still hang over the Browns?
  • Pass catchers and how few post-1999 Browns are in the top 25
  • The Steelers have five in their top 10
Aug 13, 2017

The Waiting For Next Year podcast is back and Andrew and Craig are discussing Ezekiel Elliott's suspension. Normally this time of year, we'd be discussing the Browns and the Browns only, but with a high profile former Buckeye like Zeke in the news, it made sense to discuss.

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  • Comparing Ezekiel Elliott's suspension to others
  • Ray Rice's shadow looming
  • Greg Hardy
  • Should the NFL mete out punishments at all?
  • How much can you afford to entertain he said / she said?
  • Is it safe to say Ezekiel Elliott is guilty of putting himself in bad positions?
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