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 114: Sustainability

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2016-11-29

We squeezed four men into the podcast booth Monday night: David Wood, Tom Pestak, Nate Smith, and EvilGenius. Despite the tight quarters, we were all over the place, talking Buckeyes, Kevin Love, the Cavs’ record, Hollywood westerns, what it’s like to be middle aged, what NBAers could play in the NFL, and most of all, sustainability. Is Kevin Love’s shooting sustainable? Are LeBron’s numbers? Is the Cavs’ roster? Is David’s…

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The Point Four-ward: the Point Moving Forward

2016-08-31

Four points I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) Of any position on the Cavs, the one with the biggest question mark hanging over it heading into this season was the back-up point guard position. And that was before news broke this weekend that the presumptive holder of that position, Mo Williams, was contemplating retirement.

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#CavsRank Moments: 27-25 (The tantrum, all you can eat Fryes, and the podium)

2016-08-30

  27. Stephen Curry’s Temper Tantrum Clocking in at No. 27 of the #CavsRank, Stephen Curry’s temper tantrum during Game 6 of the 2016 Finals may not be the most impactful moment to appear on this list, but is certainly among the most delicious for Cavs fans. After facing elimination in Game 5 at Oakland’s hostile Oracle Arena, the Cavs were able to extend their championship series on the heels…

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Rio-Cap: USA 98, Australia 88 (or, Boomers Are Nearly Busters)

2016-08-11

For anyone wondering whether or not Team USA would be tested in men’s basketball during these Rio Olympics… the answer on Wednesday was a resounding “bloody fair dinkum, mate!” The US men discovered what the French and the Serbians already knew — that the Aussies are for real, and are hungry for a medal — as they got all they bargained for and then some from Team Australia in Group A play…

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Cleveland Cavaliers: Final Grades

2016-07-08

The 2015-2016 NBA season has come and gone, and THE Cleveland Cavaliers are your reigning NBA Champions. Let’s say it again, THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS ARE YOUR REIGNING NBA CHAMPIONS. With the celebrations slowing to a dull roar, now seemed like a good time to hand out Final Grades for each member of the Cavaliers. It’s been a heck of a ride, so let’s take one more look back at the team we will never forget.

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The Matthew Dellavedova 5 on 5 Dedication

2016-07-03

If you were the Cavs, what would you do about Delly? Nate: I’d match in a heartbeat. I’m baffled – baffled by this team and its fans talking themselves into a 54th pick/five-foot-nine point guard to play backup as anything other than a shot in the dark. And I totally get Dan Gilbert not wanting to blow $40 million this year in salary and luxury tax to keep Delly. But…

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The Point Four-ward: The Point’s the Point

2016-06-29

Four points I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) The champagne bubbles have fizzled out, all the confetti has been swept up, and J.R. Smith has finally resumed wearing a shirt… well, presumedly. While Cavs fans continue to bask in the championship afterglow, though, it’s time for the Cavs front office to get back to work.

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Podcast Episode 107: Championship Week

2016-06-28

What a week! Ben Werth plays us in on this pod with his Jack Black-esque diddy about how he feels about a Cleveland Championship. Tom Pestak, Nate Smith, and Carson Zagger discuss game seven again, the series, LeBron’s legacy, Kyrie, Championship Week, and the transcendent moments we all shared over the last eight days. As always we can be found on soundcloud, itunes, or above.

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InstaPod: Finals Game 6! Cavs 115, Warriors 101 + Highlights!

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2016-06-17

Whoa Delly (or maybe Whoa Dahntay!) The Cavs won the biggest game in franchise history, tonight, led by LeBron’s otherworldly 41 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists, four steals, three blocks, and only one turnover in 43 minutes. Tristan Thompson added 15 and 16 rebounds. Kyrie had 23. J.R. had 14 and a brilliant floor game. Kevin Love and Richard Jefferson rounded out a stellar rotation, and Iman Shumpert’s -13 in…

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Podcast Episode 105: D-Day or Dunkirk? (Parts I & II)

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2016-06-07

On the anniversary of D-Day, Nate thanked the heavens that Tom and his despairing attitude hadn’t poisoned the Allied spirit, especially in Britain during the early years of WWII, lest “we’d all be speaking German today.” On the contrary, had it not be for the evacuation at Dunkirk, some licking of the wounds, and a massive “reloading” about which the world hath never seen before or since (in 1939, annual U.S. Military aeroplane production was 3,000. By 1944 the U.S. had built over 300,000 planes), the Allies may not have prevailed.

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Podcast Episode 103: Roadblocks or Speedbumps?

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2016-05-23

Nate Smith, Tom Pestak, and David Wood talk the week in Cavs: the Game 3 Loss, good and bad Kyrie, the Under-respected Raptors, the surprising Thunder, and the Cavalier adjustments. We check in on Tom’s many sales adventures, Nate waxes absurdist on the nature of basketball, and he has a reaction to the Biz that may require medical attention. As always, we can be found on above, on SoundCloud, or…

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