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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Episode 056 – Let’s go bowling with Ohio State and the New Year’s Six

News-Herald sports editor Mark Podolski is back for our second annual college football bowl game extravaganza. In a colorful hour-plus, the guys cover: the playoff semifinals, including a potentially tremendous Fiesta Bowl between Ohio State and Clemson, Western Michigan’s chances of pulling an upset vs. Wisconsin, which games can lift up a mostly lackluster bowl season, players skipping bowl games, the draft stock of North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky, and New Year’s Day being the latest sports tradition messed up by the (bleeping) NFL.


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Friday, December 23, 2016

Episode 055 – David Zavac of FearTheSword.com on Cavs-Warriors and the NBA

With the Cavs and Warriors set to deliver the latest installment of the best rivalry in the NBA on Christmas Day, David Zavac, editor of FearTheSword.com, joins the show to set the stage. After adding Kevin Durant and turning over half their roster, the Warriors haven’t missed a beat this season. The Cavs, meanwhile, have some holes to address, but continue to dominate the East. David sizes up both teams heading into Sunday and dives into some of the big storylines around the NBA thus far, including trade targets for the Cavs, as well as teams and players to keep an eye on.


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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Episode 054 – Dawg Days: Jeff Schudel of The News-Herald on life with the Browns

A Browns beat writer since 1981, Jeff Schudel of The News-Herald thought he had seen just about everything—until now. With three weeks left in the season, the team is staring down the barrel of 0-16, with little hope in site. Embedded in the media room at Browns headquarters in Berea, Jeff pulls no punches as he sizes up the state of the team, from the quarterback position to the front office to a fan base that is understandably on the brink.


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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Episode 053 – An episode about nothing? That’s gold, Jerry!

With no guests lined up or major Cleveland sports happenings to focus on this week, the guys borrow a line from their favorite comedian-turned-sitcom star and wander through all sorts of topics for an hour. From Deandre Liggins and water bottle tosses to 0-16 parades and Browns training camp locations to the MLB hot stove and the unreleased, original ending to the movie Major League, it's an episode about nothing that still offers something for everyone. Giddy up!


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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Episode 052 – An OSU win for the history books; a Cavs team of a lifetime

The Buckeyes survived a ragged, dramatic game with Michigan and appear to be headed to the College Football Playoff. The guys relive a memorable Saturday afternoon and look ahead to what’s next for Ohio State and potential bowl game matchups. … PLUS: What follows “happily ever after”? The Cavs gave Cleveland a storybook ending in June, and are now settling into life as the defending NBA champions and a golden era in franchise history.


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Monday, November 21, 2016

Episode 051 – Bill Bender of The Sporting News is back to talk Ohio State-Michigan

Before he heads down to the Horseshoe in Columbus this weekend, Bill Bender of The Sporting News is back on The Nail to get us ready for the 2016 edition of the best rivalry in sports, Ohio State vs. Michigan. From College Football Playoff implications to star players to endless storylines to potential history, this year’s installment of The Game should have it all, and Bill has everything you need to know before the kickoff at high noon on Saturday.


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Monday, November 14, 2016

Episode 050 – O-H- …wait, what? Buckeyes left in curious spot; a miserable day at the Browns game

Ohio State came into Saturday at No. 5 in the college football playoff rankings, won by 59 points at Maryland, saw the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 teams all fall … and woke up on Sunday in what is possibly a more precarious position? The guys sort out the Buckeyes’ playoff odds and the rest of the beautiful mess that is college football in November. … Plus: Tom recently made a visit to FirstEnergy Stadium and took in the worst example of the generally bad product known as the NFL in 2016.


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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Episode 049 – World Series wrap-up: The sun sets on the Summer of Cleveland

The 2016 World Series had almost everything—except a fourth win for the Indians. A night removed from one of the most historic games ever for Major League Baseball, the guys pour one out for the Tribe’s gritty postseason run, deal with the Cubs fans' takeover of Progressive Field and life as the Other Team during a broadcast of a championship series, and look ahead to what’s next for the Indians and baseball in Cleveland.


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Monday, October 24, 2016

Episode 048 – NBA champs to World Series: All eyes on The Land as The Nail starts Year 2

A year after The Nail in the Coffin debuted as a weekly Cleveland sports podcast, our city has become the center of sports universe. The Cavs will raise their NBA championship banner as the Indians look to carry the torch, opening up the World Series vs. the Cubs next door. The guys welcome Chicago’s North Siders to town, try to figure out who could be the hero for the Indians and…offer a few less-than-friendly thoughts on the friendly confines of Wrigley Field? Yeah, it’s on. … Plus: Buying postseason merchandise and a weekend in Not-So-Happy Valley for Ohio State.


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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Episode 047 – Pitch perfect: Indians win the AL pennant!

From drone-related injuries to rookie pitchers who were supposed to be “shaking in their boots,” the ALCS certainly packed plenty of drama into five games. But in the end, the Indians prevailed over the Blue Jays and are headed to the World Series. The guys look back on a historic performance by the Tribe pitching staff (hey now, Andrew Miller!), Francisco Lindor’s emergence as a star on the national stage and the unflappable mentality that propelled the Indians to their first pennant in 19 years. ... Plus: How Ohio State survived an early knockdown on Saturday night at Wisconsin to remain undefeated.


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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Episode 046 – Indians sweep away the Red Sox (but, unfortunately, not TBS)

The guys reflect on an impressive performance by the Tribe in the AL Division Series against the Red Sox and look ahead to what is shaping up to be a tremendous matchup with the Blue Jays in the ALCS. To the chagrin of many, though, TBS and its lackluster coverage of the postseason will still be along for the ride, too.


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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Episode 045 – Legends of the Fall: Tribe in the postseason, sizing up college football’s elite

On the eve of the Indians making their first appearance in the AL Division Series since 2007, the guys look back on the long road that got them here, starting with the hiring of Terry Francona. Tito has pushed all the right buttons this year, and he’ll have to keep it going against a formidable Red Sox team. … Plus: It’s been a tremendous first five weeks for the college football season, and the guys put together their short list of teams with a shot at the national title.


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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Episode 044 – Craig Lyndall of WFNY on the AL Central champion Indians and the Browns

Craig Lyndall, a longtime writer and podcast host at Waiting for Next Year, joins the show to look back on an eventful Indians regular season that has culminated in an AL Central Division title. Plus: Browns chatter, including why it’s way too early to say the team lost its draft day trade when it had the opportunity to take Carson Wentz, and some shop talk on coverage of Cleveland’s teams at WFNY.


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Monday, September 19, 2016

Episode 043 – Everybody hurts (except Ohio State): Indians, Browns reeling

The Buckeyes looked awesome at Oklahoma. Otherwise, yikes. Broken bones and bruised egos...It was a painful weekend for the Indians and Browns. The guys discuss Plain Dealer reporter Paul Hoynes' declaration that the Tribe's postseason hopes are DOA (and how it made all hell break loose in the team's clubhouse), what's left of the Indians' rotation, and the rash of injuries that has hit the Browns.


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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Episode 042 – Send in the Browns…

The NFL season is here, and the guys try their level best to get excited about the Browns. Is the team tanking? (Depends on how you define "tanking.") Is there anything to look forward to this year? (Actually, yes!) What will constitute a successful season? (It’s a pretty low bar.) ... PLUS: Quick thoughts on UFC 203 in Cleveland and college football's opening weekend.


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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Episode 041 – State of the Tribe: The good, the bad and the Tomlin

Heading into the final month of the MLB regular season, the guys assess the Tribe pitching staff, the returns the Indians have gotten on their deadline deals for Brandon Guyer and Andrew Miller, as well as the overall state of the team as they try to hold off the Tigers and Royals. ... PLUS: The Browns' notable roster moves this week, a profile of Coach Hue Jackson on NFL.com, and the most interesting games of Week 1 in college football.


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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Episode 040 – John Kampf of The News-Herald talking high school football, Ohio State

Long-time News-Herald sportswriter John Kampf joins the show to set the scene for the 2016 high school football season in Lake, Geauga and eastern Cuyahoga counties, and take us behind the scenes on what goes into covering games under the lights of Friday nights. He also shares some thoughts on a new-look Ohio State team, the Big Ten and the national playoff picture for college football.


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Monday, August 1, 2016

Episode 039 – MLB trade deadline: Indians land big fish—but one gets away

It was the busiest trade deadline of the past 20 years in Major League Baseball, and the Tribe was at the center of the action—for better and worse. The guys discuss the acquisitions of stud reliever Andrew Miller and outfielder Brandon Guyer, as well as the shocking decision by Jonathan Lucroy to veto the trade that would’ve sent him to Cleveland.


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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Episode 038 – Tribe at the trade deadline: The waiting is the hardest part

With the Major League Baseball trade deadline looming on Monday, the Indians are most definitely buyers this year but seem to be spinning their wheels waiting for a move (or moves) to be made. The guys assess the club’s biggest needs and potential targets. … Plus: Josh Gordon is (mostly) back with the Browns, but does he still fit into the picture in Berea?


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Friday, July 8, 2016

Episode 037 – It’s the New World Order of professional basketball, brother!

Dropped a big leg, hit ’em with a steel chair, threw them through the Barber Shop window…Take your pick of wrestling metaphors. Kevin Durant made a shocking heel turn this week by walking away from the Thunder to join the Warriors. The guys dive into NBA free agency with the fallout of the most surprising move in six years, as well as its implications for the Cavs and the rest of the league. … Plus: From memes and custom championship belts to T-shirts and locker room beer baths, WWE has developed an unlikely crossover appeal with mainstream pro sports and Sports Illustrated’s oral history of ‘American Gladiators.’


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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Episode 036 – Break up the Indians! Talkin’ Tribe with T.D. Dery

As the Indians were on their way to a franchise record-tying 13th straight win on Thursday night, T.D. Dery, one of the sharpest and most diehard Tribe fans around, joined the show to give the guys a crash course on a tremendous first half of the season. We covered everything from the brilliance of the starting rotation and the overall state of the roster to potential targets at the trade deadline and biggest threats in the American League down the stretch.


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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Episode 035 – The Cavaliers are the NBA champions!

Winding down a week for the ages, the guys take a victory lap after the Cavs won the NBA championship on Sunday night and the city of Cleveland threw the parade of the century on Wednesday afternoon. Relive the best moments from Game 7, the ensuing celebrations all over Cleveland and the arrival of a new era in the City of Champions. Life is good in The Land.


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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Episode 034 – NBA Finals Game 7, Cavs, Warriors with Bill Bender of The Sporting News

On the eve of the biggest game in Cavaliers franchise history, Bill Bender, who has been covering the NBA Finals for The Sporting News, joins the show to talk Game 7. Left for dead after two blowout losses to start the series and again after falling behind 3-1, the Cavs have found new life. The guys dig into what turned the tide, LeBron’s transcendent performance, what each team needs to do in Game 7, and which role players could make the difference in determining the team that will walk out of Oracle Arena with the Larry O’Brien trophy on Sunday night.


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Monday, June 6, 2016

Episode 033 – Not great, Bron. Cavs reeling in The Finals...Remembering Muhammad Ali

After two games in the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers are officially a collection of mad men, down 2-0 to the Warriors. The guys welcome Tom’s dad, Tom Sr., to try to sort out what has gone horribly wrong and what, if anything, can be done to salvage the series. … Plus, the guys pay homage to Muhammad Ali, and Tom Sr. shares a story of meeting The Greatest in Chicago.


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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Episode 032 – NBA Finals roundtable with Mark Meszoros and Mark Koestner


An NBA Finals rematch of the century deserves an all-out preview podcast to match. With another epic showdown between the Cavs and Warriors set to tip off on Thursday night, the guys welcome Mark Meszoros and Mark Koestner aboard for a wide-ranging Finals roundtable discussion. It’s a whole new world for the Cavs since the last time these teams met in January. How will the Cavs cover for the defensive deficiencies of Kevin Love, and to a lesser degree, Kyrie Irving? What difference will Coach Ty Lue and sharpshooting power forward Channing Frye make? Will LeBron continue to start games as a facilitator or will he look to take over from the jump? And finally, will the dastardly Draymond Green’s antics finally draw a suspension from the league? (Hint: Probably not.)


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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Episode 031 – Actor Christopher McDonald talks Shooter McGavin, ‘Happy Gilmore’

Actor Christopher McDonald was in Akron on Saturday night for the RubberDucks’ “Happy Gilmore Night” promotion. Joined by News-Herald sports editor Mark Podolski, we sat down with McDonald during the game as he shared stories about playing Shooter McGavin, the joy of being the bad guy in movies, Bob Barker's legitimate boxing skills and the angst of being a diehard fan of a hard-luck team. (Sound familiar?) He also threw in a Cavs/NBA Finals prediction and gave his thoughts on what happened to Shooter’s career after his meltdown at the Tour Championship in ’96. ... Single pistol, baby!


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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Episode 030 – Cavs keep giving Cleveland reasons to ‘Believe’

The Cavs are showing no signs of slowing down on this postseason run, relentlessly attacking the rim en route to a blowout of the Raptors in Game 1 of the East finals. Is there any chance this series can become interesting? (Spoiler: Probably not.) … Plus: The guys were both leery of what a documentary about Cleveland’s history of sports heartbreak would look like under the auspices of ESPN. Did the “Believeland” 30 for 30 documentary do our city justice? Sort of, but there were some definite sticking points.


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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Episode 029 – All the King’s men march through Atlanta, Cavs sweep again

After demoralizing and decimating the Hawks, the Cavs get a week off as they wait for an Eastern Conference Finals opponent. The guys discuss how the team has developed into a cohesive, balanced, 3-point-shooting juggernaut that doesn’t rely solely on out-of-this world performances by LeBron James. Plus: Sizing up the other remaining playoff series and a (surprisingly somewhat needed) defense of ESPN analyst Hubie Brown.


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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Episode 028 – Cavs’ game plan pays off vs. Hawks; Browns draft plan nets WRs, future picks

After one game in the Eastern Conference semifinals, it appears the Cavs are going to dare the Hawks’ role players to win games. (So far, so good!) The players are buying into Coach Ty Lue’s game plan, and LeBron James has been unusually effusive in praising his coach during the postseason. The Browns, meanwhile, were able to stockpile wide receivers and future picks during the first NFL Draft for the team’s new regime. Plus, the guys discuss misled narratives and misconceptions about certain players driving the hype leading up to the draft.


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Monday, April 25, 2016

Episode 027 – Kyrie emerges as Cavs sweep Pistons, draft options abound for Browns

It was a more competitive series than many anticipated, but the Cavs were able to close out the Pistons in a first-round sweep. The guys discuss the big winners from the series, including Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Coach Ty Lue. … PLUS: An assessment of the Browns’ decision to trade down from the No. 2 spot in the draft – and potentially trade down again on draft night this week.


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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Episode 026 – Nobody’s doing the Browns any favors; LeBron, Cavs ready for playoffs

The Browns’ path to a franchise QB got a bit more complicated when the Rams traded with the Titans to jump up into the top spot in the draft. Are the Browns now going to have to engage with L.A. to get their man, or are they better off going in a completely different direction with their pick? Meanwhile, Josh Gordon’s saga shows no signs of slowing down, and the NFL gives Cleveland the most miserable schedule it possibly could. … PLUS: A peak-form LeBron and a favorable draw in the East have the Cavs sitting pretty entering the playoffs this weekend. Look out, Detroit!


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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Episode 025 – A modest proposal for the Indians’ opening day ticket debacle

After feeling left out in the cold by the Indians’ attempt at a make-good for those who had tickets to the postponed opening day game, Travis offers up an easy solution that would have been better for all parties involved. … PLUS: LeBron is looking locked in as the Cavs wind up the regular season, the Warriors are looking – gasp! – mortal, and a few thoughts on WrestleMania.


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Friday, April 1, 2016

Episode 024 – Indians preview part 2 with Progressive Field upgrades, attendance and Wahoo

In part 2 of our Indians season preview, the guys take a look at what’s new at Progressive Field this year and what the Indians are doing to draw more fans to the park. Plus: Sorry, Opening Day Face Paint Guy, but we think it’s time for the Indians to finally bite the bullet and make the inevitable clean break from Chief Wahoo.


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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Episode 023 – Indians preview part 1 with John Hutchison of BurningRiverBaseball.com

With the Major League Baseball season just days away, the guys welcome John Arthur Hutchison, who writes for Burning River Baseball, for the first half of a two-part Indians season preview. Topics covered include: New faces who will make a difference this year, a radically reshaped outfield, the Tribe’s decision to move Trevor Bauer to the bullpen (for now), and how the Indians stack up in what should be a competitive AL Central Division.


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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Episode 022 – Justin Rowan of FearTheSword.com talks Cavs, East playoffs

Justin Rowan of FearTheSword.com joins the show to talk about the latest off-the-court drama surrounding the Cavs, including LeBron’s unusual social media activity and his aspirations of eventually playing with Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul someday, as well as the Cavs’ ever-changing rotation, fair (and unfair) criticism of Kyrie’s game, and the Eastern Conference playoff picture.


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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Episode 021 – March Madness, Cavs road trip, Browns free agency

After college basketball fans survived an interminable selection show from CBS on Sunday, we’re ready for March Madness. From favorites to win and mid-majors who were snubbed to upset alerts and theories on just who leaked the bracket on Twitter, the guys have all the angles covered. … PLUS: The Cavs win three of four in a west coast trip while tinkering with their rotation and the Browns have a curious start to free agency.


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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Episode 020 – MAC tournament preview with Jason Arkley

The Mid-American Conference men’s and women’s tournaments take over Quicken Loans Arena this week, and Jason Arkley, Ohio University beat writer for The Athens Messenger, joins the show to preview the men’s bracket. Among the topics covered: No. 1 seed Akron reinventing itself as a 3-point shooting machine, the players who revived the Ohio program and helped the Bobcats double their win total from last season and claim the No. 2 seed, the unpredictable nature of the MAC tournament and a potential darkhorse lurking in this year’s field. … PLUS: The guys dive into the Big Ten tournament, and Travis breaks down Ohio State’s chances of earning an NCAA tournament bid. (Spoiler: It’s going to be an uphill battle on a very steep mountain.)


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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Episode 019 – Awwwww, freak out! Getting to the root of the latest Cavs drama

Even with three days off, things are never quiet in The Land. Half-baked “reports” say Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland. LeBron is sending ominous tweets and then heading to South Beach to work out with his old pal Dwyane Wade. Our pets’ heads are falling off! (Our pets’ heads are not actually falling off.) The guys try to figure out what to make of this latest nonsense, what has caused this friction to manifest in the Cavs locker room and where things go from here. Maybe this whole episode is actually a Machiavellian scheme by LeBron in his quest to lead this group to the Promised Land? Hmm…


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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Episode 018 - Andy heads west, Channing Frye joins Cavs

A week after the NBA trade deadline, the guys assess the Cavs’ pair of deals that sent Anderson Varejao out west and brought Channing Frye to Cleveland. How will Frye fit in here? (Early returns are promising! He scored 15 points on Wednesday night vs. the Hornets.) Plus: What’s going on with Shump? And will anyone in the Cavs organization go to bat for JR so he can finally get a call or two this year?


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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Episode 017 – PAUL HEYMAN talks WWE Fastlane, Brock Lesnar and CM Punk

WWE comes to Cleveland this Sunday for its Fastlane pay-per-view event, and to get us ready for the show, we have an interview with the one and only Paul Heyman, advocate for Brock Lesnar and the all-around best hype man in all of entertainment today. Heyman tells us what to expect from his client in the main event on Sunday, shares some background on how he paired up with Lesnar in 2002 and what makes their partnership so unique today, and eventually goes into the tale of how former WWE superstar CM Punk made the term “Paul Heyman guy” a badge of honor for wrestlers. PLUS: With the NBA trade deadline looming on Thursday, the guys have a quick discussion on what the Cavs might be up to.


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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Episode 016 - Assessing the Cavs at the All-Star break; Kobe in Cleveland; WWE’s Daniel Bryan retires

After an unplanned one-week hiatus, the guys are back to take stock of the Cavs at the All-Star break and look ahead to the trade deadline. The Kobe Bryant retirement tour made a stop in Cleveland. Plus, the guys discuss the retirement of popular WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan, who called it a career at the age of 34 on Monday, citing the effects of multiple concussions.


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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Episode 015 - Kevin Kleps of Crain's Cleveland Business talks Cavs, Browns, Indians and sports media

When it comes to covering sports business news in Northeast Ohio, Kevin Kleps, assistant editor at Crain's Cleveland Business, has the market cornered. He joins the show to discuss the fallout from the Cavs coaching change, the Browns' shift in organizational philosophy, the Indians' ongoing renovations of Progressive Field, as well as his role covering the business operations of our local teams.


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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Episode 014 – Cavs did WHAT?! Blatt out, Lue promoted

In a shocking twist, the Cavs parted ways with head coach David Blatt despite a 30-11 record and a first-place position in the East. The guys discuss the sordid details from the Cavs locker room that have come out since the news broke on Friday afternoon, what will look different with Tyronn Lue running the team and whether more moves might be coming soon.


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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Episode 013 – Sifting through the rubble in the aftermath of the Cavs-Warriors disaster

Nick Carrabine, a lifelong Cavs fan whose family has had Cavs season tickets for 30 years, joins the show to sort out Monday night’s debacle against the Warriors. What has gone wrong in big games this year? What is going on with Kevin Love since Kyrie Irving returned to the lineup? And can the Cavs win a Finals series vs. Golden State or San Antonio with their roster as presently constructed?


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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Episode 012 – Browns are right on Hue, little things equal big win for Cavs

It's a feel-good edition of the show, as the guys are buying in on the hiring of Hue Jackson as the new head coach of the Browns, as well as the team's new football operations structure as a whole. Plus, the Cavs showed some encouraging signs as they overcame a sluggish start to beat Dallas on Tuesday. Now, two more tests await in Texas before a rematch with the Warriors at The Q.


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Monday, January 4, 2016

Episode 011 - Cast shakeup on 'As Berea Turns'

In the latest chapter of the never-ending soap opera at Browns headquarters, the club has dismissed GM Ray Farmer and Coach Mike Pettine, and handed control of its 53-man roster to relative unknown executive Sashi Brown. Tom and Travis sort through all of this, plus: How do you sell this new organizational structure to candidates for the vacant GM and head coach positions? Who do we want to see hired? And what do you do with Johnny Football and Justin "The Hard Sleeper" Gilbert?


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