Archive for the ‘Podcasts’ Category

Cavs: The Podcast 0038 – T-Minus One Month

Sunday, September 29th, 2013


Aaaaand we’re in the final stretch!  Just a mere month until real, live, actual basketball!  What better way to celebrate the waning days than a podcast?

Colin, Robert and I hopped on the line to discuss the biggest off-season surprises and disappointments, the contract extensions of Cousins, Wall, and George, The Washington Wizard’s improvements, and whether or not draft picks have become over valued (this question thanks to a tweet from reader Andy P).

We at CtB apologize for the technical difficulties in the podcast – we’re working out the off-season kinks all around.

As always, we can be found on SoundCloud at:

And on iTunes at:

Cavs: The Podcast 0037 – Buyin’ Em!

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Whoa baby!  We, as Cavs fans, wanted a splash, and boy oh boy did we get one.

After just a few days of speculation, the Cavaliers have successfully signed Andrew Bynum to a 2 year, $24M contract.  Of course only $6M is guaranteed for year one, and the second year is a team option.  Basically, Chris Grant rocked it.

On today’s podcast Colin and I discuss the Cavs’ signing of Andrew Bynum.  We touch on his value to the team, new expectations for 2013-2014, and how this changes our perception of Chris Grant.  It should be noted that we neglected to mention his injury history in concrete terms: he’s averaged less than 60 games a year over his career.

As always, we can be found on SoundCloud at:

And on iTunes at:

Cavs: The Podcast 0036 – The Cavs Get JACKED

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

FINALLY!  A free agent signing we can honestly, genuinely celebrate!  Jarrett Jack is a Cavalier!

Between Jack and Earl Clark, the Cavaliers have had a busy week.  What better way to celebrate it than a podcast?

Colin, Tom, and I hopped on the line to discuss Earl Clark, Jarrett Jack, the Eastern Conference’s playoff picture, The Atlanta Hawks, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Washington Wizards, and the Detroit Pistons.

As always, we can be found on SoundCloud at:

And on iTunes at:

Cavs: The Podcast 0035 – DRAFT FRENZY! Part 2 – RAAB

Monday, July 1st, 2013

You’ve heard the C:tB crew’s take on the draft.  pondered, analyzed, and given your two cents on how things unfolded and what the repercussions are of the picking the players the were drafted.

Now hear Scott Raab’s take.

As I mentioned in the C:tBer’s ‘cast, I had a busy draft night myself.  Before chatting with my fellow bloggers, I hopped on the line with the distinguished Clevelander to discuss his thoughts on the drafting of Bennett, Karasev, and the second round picks, the future of the team, and Chris Grant’s tenure.

As always, we can be found on SoundCloud at:

And on iTunes at:

Cavs: The Podcast 0034 – DRAFT FRENZY! Part 1

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Oh boy, CG did it again.

As has happened for the past two drafts, Grant managed to throw literally everyone off the scent, picking the one player most pundits hadn’t connected to the Cavaliers.

Colin, Tom, Nate and I hopped on the ole’ podcast line and talked this thing out.  We discussed (obviously) Bennett, Karasev, the second round, whether or not Chris Grant has completely turned teams off from trading with him, and the direction of this Cavaliers team.

As always, we can be found on SoundCloud at:

And on iTunes at:

Cavs: The Podcast 0033 – The Finals

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Whoa now!  We’re closing in on the big day!  The draft is officially less than two weeks away.

So Nate, Tom, Colin and I hopped on the podcast line and discussed…what else…the finals!  And the offseason, of course.  We touched on topics such as Manu Ginobili, Danny Green, the Heat’s supporting cast, potential offseason trades, the Celtics, Clippers, the Cavs (clearly), the draft, and the coaching carousel.

As always, we can be found on SoundCloud at:

And on iTunes at:

[Ed: Oh, and here’s that article I mention in the podcast about home-field advantage.]

Cavs: The Podcast 0032 – Nick Gilbert Is A Lucky Man

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

WOOOOOO!  Have you all stopped celebrating yet?  Because I haven’t!  Amazingly enough, as you all know, the Cleveland Cavaliers have again landed the #1 pick (2/3 years!) in the NBA draft.

No one really expected the Cavaliers to end up picking first, so with the announcement came a slew of new questions.  Essentially…What next?!

Robert, Colin, Nate and I hopped on the line to discuss what having the #1 pick means for this Cavs team.  Is Noel going first?  Is a major trade coming?  Who should be taken with the 19th pick?   Who do the Cavs sign this off-season?  Are they in win-now mode?

These questions, and many more (most awkward moment of the lottery?) are answered.

As always, we can be found on SoundCloud at:

And on iTunes at:

Cavs: The Podcast 0031 – 2013 Playoffs, Or The Last One Without The Cavs For A While (hopefully)

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

After a massive delay due to computer issues, I present you all with our 2013 Playoff discussion.  Unfortunately it’s all moot at this point – all the teams have passed the 2nd round.  Still, Robert, Colin and I touch on some pretty great topcs about the four second round match ups.  It’s definitely worth a listen!

As always, we can be found on SoundCloud at:

And on iTunes at:


Cavs: The Podcast 0029 – 2013 Mega Recap Extravaganza

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Annnnnd SCENE!  Just like that, the 2013 season is in the books.  We know the trials and tribulations ahead – but what about this roster?  How did it perform this year?  Who’s coming back next year?  Why was Boobie Gibson such a G-D mess?

Well, folks, we’ve gotcha covered.  On today’s second-annual end-of-year podcast, Colin, Nate, and I answer all of the above questions as we go through the roster player by player, break down their 2013 season, and predict what their situation will be next year.

As always, we’re on Soundcloud at:

Part one:

Part two:

And on iTunes at:

Cavs: The Podcast 0028 – BS!

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Another bad Cavs loss means the same ol’ question – is Byron the man for the job?  After the Cavs again blew a winnable game to the lowly Detroit Pistons, the question rings louder than ever.  So what better way to answer than a podcast?

In today’s podcast Tom and I discuss Byron’s future, his impact on the team (specifically Kyrie, Tristan, and Dion), what his pluses and minuses are, and his general handle of the NBA game at the coaching level.

As always we’re on SoundCloud at –

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