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Episode 10

February 28, 2011

The NBA trade deadline has brought the podcast out of hibernation as the show hits Episode 10!  Baron Davis and more importantly, another first round draft pick, are coming to town as the Cavaliers bid adieu to the Mo Williams era.  We’ll breakdown the Cavs’ deadline deals, which finally mark the beginning of the franchise’s rebuilding project.

Plus, many thanks to the podcast’s awesome listeners, not just for listening, but for emailing me at exiledclevelander@gmail.com with excellent questions.  An extended edition of “Ask the Exiled Clevelander” tackles a little bit of everything including:

- The Cleveland Browns new coaches and the lack of an offensive coordinator for Pat Shurmur

- The Cleveland Cavaliers record losing streak

- The Cleveland Indians free agency acquisitions (if you want to call them that…) and

- Ohio State… basketball.

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Episode 9

January 19, 2011

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A new year is upon us and for the Cleveland Browns its starting in an all too familiar way – making a coaching change after yet another year of losing.  After what didn’t exactly amount to an exhaustive search, the Browns have their guy.  Apparently, Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is the man for the job, at least according to Mike Holmgren. Holmgren must have a whole lot of faith in Shurmur, because his thin resume doesn’t necessarily recommend him for the gig.

Plus, the Ohio State Buckeye football program had an interesting holiday season.  They get a huge Sugar Bowl win, but do it in the midst of some unexpected and uninvited scrutiny.  Buckeye commentator Steve Kaczynski returns to the podcast to discuss the State of Buckeye Nation.

While this may not be the finest moment in the history of the Buckeye program, and many local and national pundits have taken this opportunity to pile on the “Buckeye 5,” Jim Tressel and Ohio State, I’ll explain why Buckeye Nation should still hold their heads high.

And as if we didn’t need another reminder of why Cleveland is cursed, the Cavaliers gave us their latest debacle at the hands of the Lakers.

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Episode 8

December 20, 2010

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Following another disappointing loss by the Cleveland Browns to a 2 win team, the coaching situation regrettably goes right back into the spotlight.  As much as I’d love to mount a defense of Eric Mangini, getting physically pounded by a reeling Bengals team just doesn’t put me in the mood to make the pro-Mangini case.  While this team looked like it could go 8-8 (or 9-7 with some luck) not too long ago, now they might be lucky to get to 6-10.

The Cavs finally break their 10 game losing streak, but the team is still in disarray.  Brendan Bowers, founder of the Cavaliers blog Stepien Rules and a contributor to Waiting For Next Year tries to diagnose what has happened to this group and whether the season can be saved.  Where does this organization possibly go from here, and how long would a rebuilding project take?

Finally, why Cliff Lee taking less money to return to the Philadelphia Phillies, the team the Tribe shipped him off to a season ago, is just another reminder of “Why Cleveland is Cursed.”

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Episode 7

December 13, 2010

Well, the roller-coaster ride of the Cavs season has turned into a complete and total free fall.  Maybe the chief Quitness wasn’t the only quitter the Cavs had on their hands.

Photo Credit: Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer

After these two weeks of play that has been, to put it charitably, uninspired, how can Cavs fans still support this group?  Maybe it is time to blow things up after all…

And what do you know, the Cleveland Browns managed to lose a football game they should have won. How much of the problem lies with the Browns quarterback situation?  Plus, it’s sure fun watching the Buckeyes put an annual beat down on Michigan year after year, but is Michigan’s futility actually hurting the Buckeyes?  Answers to these queries await in another edition of “Ask the Exiled Clevelander.”

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Episode 6

November 10, 2010

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How’s it feel to have a relevant football team again Cleveland?  Feels pretty good around these parts.  Hillis, Colt, Mangini, Rob Ryan and the rest of the Browns crew put the beat down on the New England Patriots, as it appears a legitimate NFL team has finally returned to the shores of Lake Erie.

So how many games is this team capable of winning?

Plus, the Cavs had a nice bounce back weekend and are improbably sitting in 1st place in the division very early in this new season.  But would they be better off blowing the whole thing up and playing for the draft lottery?

Show contributor Ryan stops by to help answer these listener questions in the first edition of “Ask the Exiled Clevelander.”

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Episode 5

October 31, 2010

Hopefully absence has made your heart grow fonder for the Exiled Clevelander Podcast, because it’s back!

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The Browns continue their domination over reigning Super Bowl champions as they head into the bye week.  And surprise – another QB controversy is in full effect again.

Well, at least we have a good chance of a Buckeyes championship this year… Wait a minute – what happened while I was gone?

And the Cleveland Cavaliers are back in action and it’s already been a roller coaster ride of a season and we’re only 3 games in.  Strap in folks… it’s going to be a wild ride!

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Episode 4

October 6, 2010

(photo credit: Joshua Gunter / The Plain Dealer)

It took four weeks, but we finally get to talk about a Browns win.  Who dey?  The Browns!  Do those first three losses look better or worse now with that first win under the belt? Is TJ Ward dirty or just plain nasty?  And did Josh Cribbs fart in Brian Daboll’s office, or is there some other explanation for not using him more on offense?

… and the Indians season has come to a merciful end (4th place – get pumped!), but don’t worry, manager Manny Acta says that his 93 loss team isn’t rebuilding.

Plus, the Buckeyes opened the Big 10 schedule with a closer than expected win against Illinois.  Buckeye and college football writer Steve Kaczynski of LandLoyalty.com lets us know if we should be worried and looks ahead to the rest of Ohio State’s season.

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