Archive for the ‘Podcasts’ Category

Cavs: The Podcast 0039 Part 2 – Season’s Greetings!

Monday, October 28th, 2013

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And the countdown is at ONE!  We’ve reached Cavalier’s season’s eve.  This is it – one day until our wildest hopes and dreams for this incarnation of the Cavs comes to fruition (or fall depressingly flat).  Regardless, we’re finally here!

Colin, Patrick, Nate and I thought it best to hop on the line one last time (before our predictions quickly become moot) and run though the major questions looming over this team.  Will the Cavs be improved?  Will they make a trade?  What will constitute a successful season?  And did Chris Grant achieve his rebuild?  All these and more are discussed, dissect, and answered.

As always, we can be found on SoundCloud at: https://soundcloud.com/cavstheblog/0039-part-2-seasons-greetings

And on iTunes at:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cavs-the-podcast/id528149843?mt=2

After tomorrow, months of debating  and analyzing will be realized.  We made it, friends.  Enjoy!
(And as always – GO CAVS!)

Cavs: The Podcast 0039 Part 1 – Season’s Greetings! (updated)

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

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TWO DAYS!  That’s all we have to wait to see our beloved Cavs take the floor.  I, like I’m sure most of you, cannot wait to see what this season has in store.  From top to bottom the Cavaliers look primed for a playoff run.  So what better way to celebrate the beginning of the best season of all – the NBA season.

This weekend all the C:tB writers (minus Kevin – we missed you, buddy!) hopped on the old podcaster to review the roster and discuss the challenges that the season holds.

Today, for part one, Robert Attenweiler, Tom Pestak, and I cover the roster from top to bottom.  How good will Dellavedova be?  Is Anthony Bennett a starter?  And what kind of leap can we expect from TT in year three?  All of this is covered, and more, as we touch on literally every player on the Cavs team.

As always, we can be found on SoundCloud at: https://soundcloud.com/ctb-5/e-music-itunes-itunes-media

And on iTunes at:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cavs-the-podcast/id528149843?mt=2

—  Update — New links posted to fix audio leveling problems.

Cavs: The Podcast 0038 – T-Minus One Month

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

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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: https://soundcloud.com/cavstheblog/0038-t-minus-one-month

And on iTunes at:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cavs-the-podcast/id528149843?mt=2

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: https://soundcloud.com/cavstheblog/0037-buyin-em

And on iTunes at:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cavs-the-podcast/id528149843?mt=2

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: https://soundcloud.com/cavstheblog/0036-cavs-get-jacked

And on iTunes at:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cavs-the-podcast/id528149843?mt=2

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: https://soundcloud.com/cavstheblog/0035-draft-frenzy-part-2-raab

And on iTunes at:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cavs-the-podcast/id528149843?mt=2

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: https://soundcloud.com/cavstheblog/0034-draft-frenzy-part-1

And on iTunes at:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cavs-the-podcast/id528149843?mt=2

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: https://soundcloud.com/cavstheblog/0033-the-finals

And on iTunes at:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cavs-the-podcast/id528149843?mt=2

[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: https://soundcloud.com/cavstheblog/0032-nick-gilbert-is-a-lucky

And on iTunes at:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cavs-the-podcast/id528149843?mt=2

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: https://soundcloud.com/cavstheblog/0031-2013-playoffs-or-the-last

And on iTunes at:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cavs-the-podcast/id528149843?mt=2

Enjoy!