Podcast Episode 116: “Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics”

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2016-12-20

  Tom Pestak, EvilGenius, and Nate Smith tried to ignore all the tinsel in the broadcast booth as we fired up a pre-Christmas pod. The Warriors matchups, both in the Finals and at Christmas, were heavily in our discussion as we looked back and looked ahead to the December 25th showdown. Much of our bull session revolved around whether the Cavs need another big man, or even if all the big men…

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Podcast Episode 110: Preseason Cavs, Postseason Tribe

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2016-10-17

With the preseason winding down and the regular season just over a week away, Tom and I hopped in the the podcast booth to discuss all things Cavs. Top on our list was the Cavs effect on their neighbors, the Cleveland Indians. The wine and gold definitely bring an energy to Progressive every postseason game. The team’s effect is palpable everywhere they go, but when LeBron and Co. show up…

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Podcast Episode 101: Waiting for Mianto.

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2016-05-10

Basketball hell is waiting while Miami and Toronto play an endless series of overtimes… On the heels of a Cavalier sweep of the Hawks, Nate Smith and EvilGenius discuss the series, the Cavs’ epic three point shooting, and the Cavs’ minutes distribution. We also take a peek in on the interminable and aesthetically unpleasant Toronto/Miami series. The ball that refuses to go in the basket in the picture seems the…

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Podcast Episode 92: The Ballad of Lue & Longabardi

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2016-03-21

It was a mixed bag this week for the Cavs. During five games in seven nights: they whupped the Clippers, dropped an exhaustion game to the Jazz, blew a 19 points out of a 20 point lead to squeak by Dallas, dropped the Magic despite a 45 point night from Oladipo, and finally got their butts handed to them by the Heat on Saturday night. Ben Werth and I got…

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Podcast Episode 85: Pace and Love

For everyone expecting podcast episode 84, we realized we did episode 80 twice, and the sticklers for accuracy that we are, we figured we’d better renumber correctly. This is a 34-12 team we’re covering after all. In that spirit, Ben, EvilGenius, and I decided to span 6000 miles in one podcast to talk some Cavaliers. On the docket: the Spurs victory; Kyrie Irving, two guard; Kevin Love’s best two game…

2016-02-01
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The Point Four-ward: #HardAssBlatt

Four points I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) I’ve had almost a week to digest the David Blatt firing, at this point, and I still feel pretty much the same as when I first heard the news: shocked as hell, but not surprised at all. The fact that no one has asked Griffin whether or not he approached Blatt about the fissures the GM witnessed while in the locker…

2016-01-27
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Podcast Episode 83: So now what?

Nate and Cory gave their thoughts on the Blatt firing in our emergency podcast.  For our regularly scheduled Sunday-night podcast, I got Mallory and David to talk about Tyronn Lue’s first game and what the Cavs must do to raise their ceiling to the level of the Spurs and Warriors.  Mallory accidentally dropped an F-Bomb just fyi.  Give it a listen and sound off in the comment section. As a…

2016-01-25
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The Case for Kibitz

  Editor’s Note: The dismissal of David Blatt struck the sports world like a 8.0 on the Richter scale, and the reverberations and aftershocks will be felt on Cavs:TheBlog in the coming days. Above you will find an emergency Cavs:ThePod with instant reactions from Nate Smith, Tom Pestak, and Cory Hughey on the situation. Below is an article on Blatt that Cory named months ago, and is surprisingly fitting with yesterday’s news….

2016-01-23
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Podcast Episode 82: January Nitpicking

As the Cavs near the halfway point of the season, we review their six game road trip, David Blatt, WWPD, the upcoming matchup against the Dubs, the swirling trade rumors, whether Delly is dirty, and so much more in this EPIC podcast. Join me, EvilGenius, Cory Hughey, and Tom Pestak as we engage in jokes, hyperbole, nitpicking, haymaker hot takes, and pugilistic debates about January games in this “championship or…

2016-01-18
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The Point Four-ward: Loves to Pass

Four points I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) The Cavs needed a win like the one they got Monday night at The Q. For all of the talent accumulated on the Cleveland roster by GM David Griffin… for all of the increased comfort felt by head coach David Blatt and LeBron James, both enjoying much smoother second seasons on the shores of Lake Erie… for all of the “just…

2016-01-06
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Podcast Episode 80: Mopey Mo, LeBron Finds his Shot, and the Cavs’ Threats

Happy 2016, everyone. Tom, Evilgenius, and I are back in the podcast booth this week going over (almost) all of this week’s Cavs news. We celebrate the Cavs’ 3-0 bounceback week with a bevy of questions. Is LeBron’s shot really back? Why is Mo Williams is so mopey, and what should the team do about it? Who are the Cavs’ top threats in the East? The West? Are the Cavs’…

2016-01-03
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The Point Four-ward: Heavy Rotation

If you haven’t yet, check out Cory’s recap of last night’s game. Then, it’s on to… Four points I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) Following their Christmas Day loss to the Warriors, James raised some eyebrows when he made comments that were interpreted as a call for greater clarity from the rotations used by head coach David Blatt. The Cavaliers roster, now at full strength for the first time…

2015-12-30
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