Episode 92: Pizza Challenge, Kobe Tribute, & Superbowl Preview

Beer of the week

Poll off the week: Who wins the Superbowl? Chiefs or 49ers?

Top 5 of the week: Top 5 Kobe moments

Guest of the week: None this week

“Jimmy In the CLE: Yes!


  • SPECIAL LOTL SPORTS SEGMENT: Kobe Bryant, NBA legend and icon, dies in a helicopter crash at 41
    • Shocking, surreal, unbelievable
    • 8 other victims, including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna
      • Alyssa Altobelli, teammate of Gianna
      • Keri and John Altobelli (Alyssa’s parents).
      • Christina Mauser, a school basketball assistant coach
      • Payton Chester, teammate of Gianna’s
      • Sarah Chester (Payton’s mother).
      • Ara Zobayan, helicopter pilot
    • Words cannot describe the personal pain this tragedy brings to this generation
    • Kobe was iconic
      • Carried the torch as face of the NBA after Jordan, before LeBron
      • Kids across the world shout “Kobe” when throwing away trash
      • The achilles game
      • The 81-point game
      • “Mamba mentality”
      • His Nike signature shoes transformed what basketball shoes are
        • Inspired by soccer shoes, his shoe line brought low-cut shoes back into the market
        • Kobe was a huge soccer fan, inspired many Americans to play and watch the sport
      • Major advocate of women’s sports, especially the WNBA
      • 5 NBA titles
      • 18 All Star Games
      • 4th in points overall (just surpassed by James)
      • 12-time NBA All-Defensive Team
      • 2X NBA scoring champion
      • 2X FInals MVP
      • Slam dunk contest winner (1997)
      • Won an Oscar for Dear Basketball
    • Kobe, like many celebrities, are heroes, whether we realized it or not
      • Whether you supported his team or not, we all loved Kobe
      • He was our generation’s (younger millennials + Gen Z) Jordan
      • I don’t know the NBA without Kobe

Festivals/Events/Activities Preview:

  • Donut Fest: Feb. 8 (2400 Superior Ave., Cleveland; Red Space)
    • Fourth annual Donut Fest
    • Tickets available Jan. 10 here: https://www.universe.com/events/donut-fest-cleveland-2020-tickets-7L25MG
    • VIP Session: $50
      • 9 – 10:30 a.m.
      • Includes early tickets to fest, tickets to taste donuts from all vendors, 3 coffee tickets, Donut Fest mug, and a goodie bag
    • Regular Sessions: $35
      • 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
      • Includes everything VIP offers minus the mug
    • List of vendors: Peace, Love, & Little Donuts, Brewnuts, Cleveland Cold Brew Coffee, Erie Island Coffee Co., Obvious Coffee Co., Urban Farmer, Joe Maxx Coffee Co., Mocina Coffee, Solstice Coffee & Tea, Fiona’s Coffee Bar & Bakery, Circles on the Square, Holey Toledough Donuts
    • Brett Hoyer vs. 2XL Pizzas
      • Can Brett finish two XL pizzas within the time we record our episode?
      • Will Jimmy throw his hat into the ring?

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