Cavs: the Podcast 0056 – EMOTIONS!!!

23_crop_exact-1OH…EM..GEE!  Seriously…OH MY EFFING GEE (Alonzo?).

But seriously, the day has arrived.  After years of speculation, months of discussion, and 15 weeks of pure excitement (not to mention a zillion emails with John, Kevin, Colin, Tom, Nate, Dani, David, Ben, and anyone else I’m forgetting…sorry), the season kick-off has finally arrived.  Tonight, and really today, all eyes will be on Cleveland…Include JT’s, apparently.

All of this, of course, can make a person a little emotional.  What better way to get those pent up feelings out, then hop on the podcast line.  Tom, Nate, David, and I discussed the emotions that will come from the first Cleveland Cavaliers home game, what we plan on doing for the game, what we’ve witnessed from the first two days of NBA basketball, and how we think this season will unfold.  And of course, beer.

Don’t worry guys, I’ll try not to cry.

As always, the podcast can be found on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/cavstheblog/0056-emotions

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

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nomad
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nomad
4 years 2 months ago

brought me a case of the Christmas ale ( call me a beer nerd — I am guilty—in MARBLEHEAD , OHIO —am planning on drinking some while watching the game tonight

cwzagger
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cwzagger
4 years 2 months ago

You guys and your Great Lakes beers. Such beer nerds (guilty).

Also the podcast crew was wondering about the 3D projection technology at the Q, and the answer is yes, they will be using it for the player introductions. The Cavs website on nba.com and the Plain Dealer have details on the whole thing, for both the arena and downtown as well.

Tom Pestak
Admin
4 years 2 months ago

SWEET. That thing was incredible

Cols714
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Cols714
4 years 2 months ago

I was at a bar in Youngstown last week and they had $2 Great Lakes Christmas Ales. I figured it had to be last year’s version. And it was. But still good, a little flat, but still tasty.

Cols714
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Cols714
4 years 2 months ago

There should be a meetup for Colorado CtB fans as well.

Tom Pestak
Admin
4 years 2 months ago

Make it happen, Cols

Cols714
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Cols714
4 years 2 months ago

Haha. I don’t think there are any other Denver area CtB peeps.

Ben Werth
Editor
4 years 2 months ago

Westbrook is a better two way player, regardless of Rose’s health. Rose doesn’t defend on the same level and never has. If you were to have Westbrook in a thibs system, both offensively and defensively, it would be apparent. It was a close discussion when Rose was 100%, now, not even close.

The Bulls will be a great regular season team, but won’t have the legs for a tough seven game eastern conference finals.

cwzagger
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cwzagger
4 years 2 months ago

I think Westbrook has always been the better player, if not necessarily the more productive one (that distinction would belong to Rose in his MVP season). For all the mental hiccups Westbrook has ever had, his performance in the Finals is all the evidence that is needed. Westbrook will scratch and claw and rise to the occasion, and is as capable of a transcendent performance as anyone not named LeBron or Durant.

Cols714
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Cols714
4 years 2 months ago

Yep. Westbrook >> Rose.

Cols714
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Cols714
4 years 2 months ago

This is correct. The ECF won’t even go 7 games though. Cavs will dispatch of them in 5 or 6. There are no threats to the Cavs in the East. We should stop pretending that there is.

cwzagger
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cwzagger
4 years 2 months ago

There is a big difference between being an “underdog” and “no threat” in a series. The Bulls are not NO threat; they are a legit team with a legit coach and all the tools (size, defense, interior depth/presence) to give the Cavs major headaches. I like the Cavs’ chances against any opponent, but until we see who these teams are at the end of the season, I gotta think whoever has home court in this series would be viewed as the favorite.

Cols714
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Cols714
4 years 2 months ago

Nope. They are no threat. Not just an underdog, but no threat. Underdogs in the NBA don’t fair particularly well in the playoffs. Which is why for as exciting as the NBA playoffs are, they usually end up chalk.

No threat. There is no threat. We don’t have to pretend there is one either. We should be confident that a team with Leb, Love, Irving, and Wait can defeat any team in the East and most likely any team in the West. Although I worry about the Thunder.

Harlem Cavalier
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Harlem Cavalier
4 years 2 months ago

But seriously, I was way overly excited by the shoutout. Here’s a link to Blue Haven’s website so you can find it: http://www.bluehavennyc.com/ First person to get there make a sign or something.

Mallory Factor
Guest
4 years 2 months ago

In the future we should try to find a bar that has Thirsty Dog on tap! AKRON!!!!!!

HarlemCavalier
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HarlemCavalier
4 years 2 months ago

Change of plans! Going to Merrion square on the upper east. I’m waiting another 10 then heading up there to watch with Mallory- no sound here and can’t convince them to turn it on!

Harlem Cavalier
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Harlem Cavalier
4 years 2 months ago

Meetup at Blue Haven NYC is definitely happening! Thanks for the shoutout! Other cities can check out Cavs: the Coffee Klatch here: http://goo.gl/jFUu1t . Robert said we should stop by after the game, so that may happen too! See folks there!

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