Podcast 182: Get Off My Lawn

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2018-10-11

Thanks to Kyrie Irving being unable to keep his ungrateful, recalcitrant pie hole buttoned… EG went full Pestak tonight, dragging Nate down a rabbit hole of NBA rants. The Evil one gave both barrels to the Flat Earther about his recent comments about Boston “saving” him from the living hell that apparently must have been Cleveland for him. That vitriol spilled over into other topics like Jimmy Butler’s weird hold…

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Podcast Episode 180: We Just Don’t Know

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2018-09-28

This podcast started out with a fully triggered Tom Pestak ready to rant to David Wood and Nate Smith. Despite plenty to talk about in the world of basketball, the Cavs, sports, and culture, Tom’s ire was focused on a perceived slight towards CtB. This delved into a discussion of the state of Cavs’ media, and a realization that we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of CavsTheBlog this season. The topics…

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Competitive Psychopath: A Collin Sexton Story

2018-06-18

After the Cavs netted the Nets unprotected first round pick in the Kyrie trade, I slowly began wading in the 2018 draft prospect waters. The undertow of finding a longterm replacement for Uncle Drew organically pulled me towards the point guard prospects, and that’s when my curiosity with Collin Sexton began. Sexton’s high school highlights blew me away. He attacked the defense as if it he was a bail bondsman…

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Podcap: Cavs 119, Wizards 115 (or, Bebop and Rocksteady Get Foiled Again…)

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2018-04-06

For those of you who didn’t follow the 1987 animated Teenage Mutant Ninja series… or the later feature film incarnation of the same, Bebop and Rocksteady were the guys who were always so close to defeating the Turtles… talked plenty of smack while doing it… but always found a way to lose in the end. And, as Tom Pestak puts it on this edition of Cavs: The Podcap… they are…

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All Star Podcap: Team LeBron 148, Team Steph 145 (or, A Competitive Edge)

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2018-02-19

Well, that was exciting! After a near 40 minute detour into awfulness leading up to the NBA All Star Game, featuring misfired jokes and sour notes, the game itself was everything the two team Captains promised… and then some. In easily the best, most competitive game in a decade (and possibly even top five all time), there was a definitive defensive and aggressive edge to most of the proceedings. Plenty…

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Recap: Celtics 102, Cavs 88 (or, old men get tired)

2018-01-04

Fresh off a fairly impressive win over the Portland Trailblazers that ended a three-game losing streak, the Cleveland Cavaliers headed to Boston to take on the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics for their second game in two nights. These two teams have engaged in a rather heated (and one-sided) rivalry over the past few seasons, and the trade of Kyrie Irving to Boston for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and the…

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Live Thread: Cavs vs Celtics (Round Two)

Round one of this year’s Cleveland Cavaliers-Boston Celtics heavyweight bout took place on opening night more than two months ago. Since then, a lot has changed. The Celtics lost star forward Gordon Hayward to a season ending injury that very night. Though he isn’t playing during this Wednesday night match-up, Isaiah Thomas returned on the first game of this back-to-back and looked good. The Cavaliers seemed energized from his return….

2018-01-03
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Talking Cavs with Mark Neal

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2017-12-08

Mark thawed me out for the rest of the NBA season.  Talked Cavs win streak, top teams, disappointing teams, and got the opportunity to set the record straight on Kevin Durant vs LeBron James for best in the league.

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Podcap: Cavs 116, Pistons 88 (or, No Prisoners of the Moment)

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2017-11-21

Well, it took a fifth of the season, but we’ve finally seen a dominant full game performance by the Cavaliers. They did it at the expense of the probably tired Detroit Pistons who were on the second night of a back-to-back, but the difference between what this team looked like tonight versus many of the games leading up to this current win streak was marked. LeBron was excellent again, scoring…

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From Distance: A Glass Full of Matter

2017-11-01

Four point play… 1. Humans are incessantly optimistic. Even the most doom and gloom pessimist, one who is always trying to “prepare for the worst” for fear of being blindsided by any theoretical despair, is often a closeted optimist trying to steel a sensitive heart from impending disaster. Such a person thinks that by focusing on a potentially negative outcome, one can brace himself for any eventual problem. If such…

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Recap: Cleveland 102, Boston 99 (or, a win, prayers, and other strangeness)

2017-10-18

This game had everything: spectacular plays, gruesome injuries, amazing comebacks, awful officiating, baffling coaching decisions, and the best basketball player in the universe prevailing late. It promises to be a long, enigmatic, frustrating, and jaw dropping season for Cleveland.

The game started out with Kyrie canning a floater after being booed during the opening introductions and the game going back and forth before the unthinkable happened.

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Podcast 147: You’re Dreaming

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2017-10-17

It’s that time of year again… time to dream about the road ahead for another NBA season. Before tonight’s tip off, every team has a chance to capture a championship (oh, who are we kidding… it’s the Dubs and maybe the Cavs as those two squads are probably destined to meet up for Episode IV). Well, anyway, it’s nice to dream… Speaking of dreamers, the very much woke Kyrie Irving…

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