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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Apr 24, 2013

Brendan Leister has been working his tail off since December getting all the draft info together that you can possibly handle at - He shares a little bit with us.

  • Kenny Vaccaro from Texas

  • Tyler Eifert and whether the Browns could take him

  • Dion Jordan and just how good he can be

  • Barkevious Mingo and whether he’ll be a better pass rusher than Jordan

  • Bust potential in the top ten Sharrif Floyd

  • Value later in this draft?

  • Tight end, safety and corners

  • Offensive skill positions and what the Browns might do

  • Andy Dalton and quarterback purgatory

  • Dee Milliner and the injury situation

  • Honey Badger and where you would consider taking him?

Apr 23, 2013

Nate Ulrich's first appearance on the podcast was a good one. We talk about what it's like to be a beat writer, and also some more specifics about what to expect from the Browns on Thursday.

  • Covering the Browns and how it’s been over the last four years

  • Jimmy Haslam’s approval at the ownership group

  • Pilot Flying J scandal

  • The layers of management in Berea

  • Fan negativity and paranoia and distancing yourself from it in the professional capacity

  • Solving pass rush or corner first?

  • Trading down

  • Rob Chudzinski and the read option

  • What does Nate have in his provisions for the marathon draft weekend beat?

Apr 22, 2013

It's the weekly check-in with Scott Raab with plenty plenty plenty to talk about with the bombings, firings and FBI investigation that all occurred last week.

    • Houston Astros in the American League

  • The Boston Marathon news playing out online

  • New York Post and their mis-identified suspects

  • The terror of the citizens of Boston

  • Milking the emotion of the audience

  • Cable news vs. Twitter vs. Reddit for news attention

  • Crowd-sourcing on Reddit

  • False Flag conspiracy theories

  • Personal tweets

  • Jimmy Haslam and his FBI investigation

  • Will Jimmy Haslam own the Browns this time next year?

  • John Compton and his outlook on being replaced

  • In a vacuum, Jimmy Haslam would have been a good owner

  • Phil Jackson is coming to Cleveland!

  • Would you run Chris Grant out for Phil Jackson?

  • Analytics and Mike Brown

  • Who made the call on Byron Scott’s firing?

  • Eric Mangini and history’s look back on him

Apr 21, 2013

Andrew and I talked about Byron Scott before we talked about Pearl Jam. Then I posted the podcasts out of order. Talk about trippy! 

  • Byron Scott and his firing with the Cavs

  • Losing with a lack of style

  • Camp Scott and running his players ragged

  • Jason Lloyd’s article about player complaints

  • Metrics and Byron Scott

  • Was Byron willing to listen to the front office?

  • Mike Brown and the potential for his second stint with the Cavaliers

  • Public perception and how that plays into it

Apr 20, 2013

Please feel free to post your favorite Pearl Jam songs in the comments. As always, these are personal lists.

Andrew’s list...

  1. No Way

  2. State of Love and Trust

  3. Alive

  4. Given to Fly

  5. Present Tense

  6. Off He Goes

  7. Corduroy

  8. Blood

  9. Porch

  10. All or None

Craig’s list...

  1. Alive

  2. Given to Fly

  3. Corduroy

  4. Rearviewmirror

  5. Black

  6. Porch

  7. Release

  8. Amongst the Waves

  9. Glorified G

  10. Not for You

Pearl Jam - Not for You - (Saturday Night Live... by runehede

Apr 19, 2013

  • Jimmy Haslam and Pilot Flying J

  • How does it impact the Browns?

  • What can the NFL do for themselves?

  • The PR hit of having an NFL owner like Haslam

  • This is not a Cleveland story

  • Roger Goodell has to answer to Cleveland

  • Football fans just want to win football games

  • Cleveland fans inescapable obsession with ownership

  • Pro Football Talk and their ban on Wonderlic score news

Apr 18, 2013

At the end of this podcast we talked a bit about Jon's post about the Boston Marathon.

  • Jason Giambi and his lead-off homer as an Indian

  • Giambi’s double bird

  • Joe Haden and the Yahoo! reported financial scam

  • Kareem Abdul Jabbar and his diving show appearance

  • Pensions and retirement vehicles

  • Being trained to be a cog

  • Office Space and how you don’t need money not to do anything

  • Are fans complicit with athletes spending habits?

  • The NFL’s rookie symposium

  • Salary Caps and splitting up the pot

  • The NBA salary cap situation and what it should be

  • The quality of baseball vs. the revenues

  • Drafting vs. spending in free agency

  • Boston Marathon

Apr 17, 2013
  • Buzzfeed and their content strategy

  • Driving to Target with Brian

  • Craig lets the dogs in

  • Buzzfeed, Myspace and Digg

  • Turner buys MySpace

  • Marissa Meyer and Yahoo!

  • Cleveland Plain Dealer culture change

  • Social media presence and whether it’s necessary or not

  • Creating a buzzfeed parody

  • Game of Thrones premiere buzzfeed meme

  • TV recaps

  • Browns game recaps

  • NFL Browns Draft party at Map Room

Apr 15, 2013

  • Ann Coulter at a Mets game

  • Quitting smoking

  • Josh Hamilton and quitting chew

  • Nolan Ryan and his critiques of him quitting mid-season

  • Humans breaking addiction

  • $123 million for Josh Hamilton

  • Cavaliers and trying to compete this year

  • Kyrie Irving and the Uncle Drew campaign

  • Flukey injuries and Kyrie Irving

  • Parsing failure

  • Huge leads and no-shows and blowing games

  • Tiger’s penalty and non disqualification

Apr 12, 2013

Hey everyone, this is not a typical WFNY podcast. We decided to go lifestyle with the latest episode and talk about cooking and running and stuff. We'll call it a casual Friday.

  • Barbecue vs. grilling

  • Stack the charcoal

  • Fuse method / wick method

  • Pork shoulder

  • Pizza kettle pizza oven

  • Deadspin’s grilled chicken recipe

  • Deadspin’s mac and cheese recipe

  • Cast iron skillet deep dish pizza

  • Running a half marathon at a slight heavier weight and losing minutes

  • Denny and the Big Sur marathon in California on the Pacific Coast Highway

  • Injuries and their tendency to linger

  • Age and worrying about injury

  • Craig recounts his marathon walk-off

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Apr 11, 2013

Tom Reed makes his first appearance on the WFNY Podcast to talk to me about his journey to the Plain Dealer. 

  • Commuting from Columbus to Cleveland
  • The underwhelming NFL draft
  • The Colt McCoy trade
  • Joe Banner and accountability
  • Mike Lombardi's hiring
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers' abysmal defense
  • The silence from Chris Grant and Dan Gilbert 
  • Byron Scott's future 
  • Hiring a defensive coordinator for the Cavs

Apr 9, 2013
  • Les talks about his history in the Cleveland market
  • The freedoms and restrictions of being a self-reliant show producer
  • 17 years of More Sports & Les Levine
  • Mark Shapiro's statements about winning on Les's show
  • Splitting up the Browns' radio rights between WKNR and 92.3 the Fan
  • The Browns regimes and how quickly we get negative about them
  • Cell phone service at ball games and if we ever thought that'd be a valid storyline
  • Les's great show-ending tagline vs. my abysmal one

Apr 9, 2013

Indians home opener

Ubaldo Jimenez

Travis Hafner

John Sterling

Free agency and MLB

Swisher and his bro dude attitude

Replacing the guy who replaces the guy

First Energy Field

Making money on bad teams

Byron Scott and silence from Chris Grant and Dan Gilbert

Shaq and his bloated contract

Rutgers and Mike Rice’s firing

Putting a mic in front of the mother of a player

Roger Ebert and the online reaction to him

Journalists worshipping journalists

The meaninglessness of apologies

The word police send Scott a letter

Apr 4, 2013
  • The Tribe start 2-0
  • Perez blowing a save isn't that big of a deal
  • Ubaldo and his upcoming start in the home opener
  • Brandon Phillips 
  • Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana in the 5-6 holes
  • Protection from Swisher
  • Eric Wedge and how Mark Shapiro had to fire his "partner"

Apr 2, 2013
  • Access to Twitter and Facebook changing the way writers do their job
  • Browns culture of tailgating
  • Protecting drunkenness
  • Keeping comments sections clean and family friendly
  • Colt McCoy getting shipped to San Francisco
  • The Browns roster moves cutting Chris Gocong and Usama Young
  • The Indians' off-season and whether it will work
  • Ubaldo Jimenez' different Spring from 2013 compared to 2012
  • Approach to writing about sports and longevity

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