While waiting for the Cavs to sign Tristan Thompson, Robert, Tom, and I hopped in the podcast booth to discuss the negotiations, Mo Gotti, the Haywood deal, Gerald Green’s missing finger, and the offseasons of the Cavs’ Eastern Conference rivals. Also, Tom rants on Reggie Jackson’s $80 million dollar contract. Enjoy.
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Well, we finally broke up our ridiculous podcasts into two ridiculous podcasts. This episode, EvilGenius, David Wood, and I give the finals post mortem, discuss the draft, make a free agency wish list, pitch a J.R. Smith/Nick Young sitcom, question Kevin Love’s motives (and then totally realize he’s staying). Oh and we spend far too much time contemplating why there’s a woolly bear crawling across Colin Farrell’s lip on this season of True Detective.
The Cavs’ margin for error is razor thin. Are they exhausted or just getting beat? Steve Kerr’s new strategy. Why won’t David Blatt go deeper into his bench? Small Ball the new normal? More Kendrick Perkins talk then you could possibly fathom at this point in the season. Does LeBron deserve the MVP?
What are your thoughts? I’m admittedly a bit salty about the series right now but the Cavs should be commended for making this so entertaining. One thing I’ve found interesting is the amount of hate Cavs fans suddenly have for Steph Curry. I’ll admit my gut instinct is to dislike the guy but the longer I think about him and the idea of Steph Curry I calm down and almost force myself to get over my emotions. But I have a few friends on facebook that are fantasizing about doing some violent things to that mouthguard. How are you feeling about the baby-faced bobblehead right now?
WHAT A GAME. Tom Pestak, EvilGenius, and I just had to talk about it. It was intense: from Delly’s defense and late game scoring to Steph Curry and his 24 points in the fourth. But the Cavs controlled and ultimately triumphed, behind another herculean effort from LeBron and an amazing and unexpected performance from Matthew Dellavedova. Man, that was fun.
We couldn’t podcast Sunday night. Our voices were all too ragged from shouting our way through the GREATEST CAVALIERS VICTORY OF ALL TIME. A day later, Ben Werth, Tom Pestak and I stocked up on Earl Grey with honey and stepped into the podcast studio for a bull session worthy of the Cavs’ GOAT game (so far). We discussed our game two experience, the adjustments that both teams can make going into game three, the Delly factor, Steph Curry, Cleveland’s offense, Tristan Thompson, the Buzz in northeast Ohio, David Blatt holding his own against the NBA coaching Golden Boy, LeBron Raymone James, and — of course — memes. Enjoy.
OMG The finals are here! Northeast Ohio is buzzing. Excitement and anticipation are in the air. After nine days of hype, David Wood, EvilGenius and I jumped in the podcast booth to give a hard core Finals breakdown: stopping LeBron and Steph, the rebounding battle, the turnover breakdown, x-factors, Steph’s Horoscope, the Shaq factor, prop bets, and more. Are you as excited as I am!?
First, check out Cory Hughey’s superior recap of last night’s game. Once you’ve done that come back and listen to John Krolik, Tom, EvilGenius, and I as we tried to stay sane after an epic Cavs overtime win against the Hawks. We couldn’t do it. We were all a little giddy and punchy as we recorded a late night pod during the middle of a holiday weekend. Who could blame us? It was a thrilling game that featured an ejection, a team full of villains trying to destroy Matthew Dellavedova (The Wombat), and the greatest player in the world (or not, according to some of our podders) giving a Kal-El-ian like performance that resulted in an all-time triple double and a Cavs win. The podcast includes highlights, lowlights, too much Delly analysis, haberdashery criticism, a probable finals preview, and so much more.
I got to celebrate the Cavs’ glorious Game One victory in Mark Neal’s studio this afternoon. We talked all things Cavs, the Conference Finals, the trade for J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, the draft, and even got into some discussions about the one-year-of-college requirement. Give it a listen, and tune in each Thursday between 5 and 6 EST. I’d love to have some of our regulars call in with a question, put a voice to a name.
First, check out this morning’s excellent post, “on toughness” by EvilGenius. Second, EG, David, and I blew right through our self-imposed “half hour” to deliver our thoughts on the Cavs/Bulls series, the Eastern Conference Finals, the toughness the Cavaliers have exhibited, and living in an alternate universe where Matthew Dellavedova is a villain and an assassin.