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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Episode 099 – Playoff forgotten, Ohio State sent to Cotton

The College Football Playoff pairings were released on Sunday, and despite winning the Big Ten championship, the Ohio State Buckeyes were left out of the national title picture. Instead, they’re headed to the Cotton Bowl to face USC. The guys welcome Josh Poloha of Waiting For Next Year to figure out how Alabama moved up into the fourth playoff spot without playing in a conference title game, whether OSU ever had a realistic chance at getting in after all, and whether factors that weren’t supposed to matter – the potential for Clemson-Alabama III vs. a rematch of last year’s Clemson-Ohio State blowout, the Big Ten’s recent playoff history – actually played a role in determining this year’s field.


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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Episode 098 – Fight for 4: Bill Bender on Ohio State, Alabama and the College Football Playoff

Four games between top-10 teams in one day! Playoff implications abound! Saturday has all the makings of a great day for college football, but the biggest fight of the weekend could be waged on Sunday morning if perennial powerhouses Ohio State and Alabama are left to scrap for a fourth and final College Football Playoff berth. Bill Bender of the Sporting News is back on the show to help the guys navigate the battlefield. Quality wins? Bad losses? Conference titles? What will sway the selection committee? Do precedents matter? Are any other teams outside the current top four in the mix? Can any of those top four stay in even with a loss? It’s an action-packed – and, at times, contentious! – episode of The Nail.


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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Episode 097 – Craig Lyndall on The Nail joining WFNY, the Cavs and #SellTheBrowns

As you may have heard, The Nail is joining up with Waiting For Next Year. The guys welcome Craig Lyndall of WFNY to discuss that news, the NFL and Craig's #SellTheBrowns mantra, and the state of the Cavs one month into the NBA season. Are the Celtics an actual threat in the East or another in a long line of media creations stemming from LeBron fatigue? What in God’s name possesses fans to defend Derrick Rose? Plus: Thoughts on Jae Crowder, Jeff Green, Dwyane Wade and the almighty Brooklyn pick.


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Episode 096 – Another round of ‘What’s the Deal?’

With two weeks of headlines to catch up on, the guys dust off "What's the Deal?", a fan favorite format from last year. Topics covered in this version include: OSU coming back from the dead in the College Football Playoff picture, the Jerry Jones vs. Roger Goodell feud in the NFL, the Browns, Peyton Manning, Corey Kluber winning the AL Cy Young and early Indians offseason rumblings, and LeBron and the Cavs starting to get it together. Plus, with the recent airing of ESPN's "Nature Boy" documentary and WWE Survivor Series coming up this weekend, Tom shares a story about the time he interviewed Ric Flair, as well as Vince McMahon and Triple H, back in 2004.


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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Episode 095 – Beauty & the Least: OSU shines as Browns, Cavs flail

It's been a dismal, dysfunctional week in Cleveland, from the Browns botching the trade deadline as only the Browns can to the Cavs taking their infamous regular season malaise to new depths. Thankfully, Ohio State gave us something to enjoy, as J.T. Barrett delivered an all-time performance in an instant classic victory over Penn State, launching the Buckeyes back into the national title picture and J.T. back into the Heisman race.


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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Episode 094 – The Browns and the Nightmare on Lou Groza Boulevard

It’s Halloween weekend, so it’s a fitting time for the guys to finally take on the scariest house of horrors in town: Browns headquarters in Berea. … Plus: A preview of Ohio State’s big challenge Saturday vs. Penn State, J.T. Barrett’s search for a second signature win, #Pac12AfterDark and Halloween costumes.


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Episode 093 – Adjusting to basketball season and the new-look Cavs

It's a new season in the NBA, and the Cavs have a lot of new faces as they look to make a run at a fourth straight Finals. The guys discuss the good, bad and ugly from the team's opening night win over Boston, dealing with the growing pains that come from replacing half your rotation, and ignoring the endless noise that will be sure to surround the team with LeBron in the final year of his contract. ... Plus: A few minutes on uniforms (Ohio State, what are you doing?), and a quick peek ahead to OSU-Penn State next week.


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