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LOTL Sports Take: NFL Season Preview

It’s what some would say is the best time of the year, unless you’re a youngster dealing with the start of school. September is all about the ushering in of changel; it’s the end of vacations, and the start of getting back into a routine.  The days might still be hot, but the evenings are unmistakably cooler, and the constant summer humidity has become much more manageable. And the best part of all — for…

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Episode 73: Fall Fun, Best of Cleveland, & THE BROWNS ARE BACK

Beer of the week: Old Zahm by Market Garden Poll off the week: Will the Browns have a better record than 9-7 (apparently the national media’s prediction)? Top 5 of the week: Fall activities * Browns season preview + new LOTL Browns sub-podcast * Indians woes * Discussion of Cleveland Scene’s Best of 2019 (reader edition) * Preview of IngenuityFest 2019 As always, follow us on social media at @thelotlpodcast (Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram)! Thanks…

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Episode 51: Tribe Season Preview, Dolan’s Comments, and Baby Shark Annoyance

For Episode 51, we had one of our favorite guests — Hannah Uvegas — back on to preview the 2019 Tribe season! We drank “Hustle”, an IPA by Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati), and we kicked off the episode by discussing our top five favorite ballpark foods. Then we transitioned into our official 2019 Indians season preview, dissecting owner Paul Dolan’s absurd comments regarding Lindor’s future and giving our predictions for the Tribe and the World Series.…

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Episode 49: The Columbus Episode

After 48 episodes of exclusively Cleveland content, we decided to dedicate most of Episode 49 to another major Ohio city: Columbus. Tagging along to chat about Columbus was guest Jordan Hoffman, a high school friend of Dan’s. Jordan now lives in Columbus and is a die hard Blue Jackets fan. Don’t ask about who he supports in the Ohio State – Michigan rivalry, though (hint: he has Michigan roots…). We chat Jordan’s favorite places in…

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Episode 48: The Momo Hoax, Big Browns Rumors, and a Better Alternative to Guinness

Since St. Patrick’s is right around the corner, we found a lucky brewski to sip on: Bent Arrow Dry Irish Stout from Platform Brewing Co. It’s kind of like a really good version of a Guinness, with a fuller flavor and lightly sweet finish. In this episode, we talk out top five folk monsters, the bizarre Momo hoax, Browns rumors, Cavs improved play, and we preview St. Patrick’s Day in Cleveland and the Cleveland International…

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Episode 45: Kareem Hunt to Browns, Best Cheap Beers, and Mead

Episode 45 brought us some cheer in an otherwise gloomy weather week. We kicked it off with some chit chat with a discussion that is not what many might expect a bunch of beer snobs to have: our top five cheap beers. After that, we chat about the big Cleveland sports news of the week: the Browns picking up Kareem Hunt, the all star running back who was dropped by the Chiefs after a video…

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LOTL Sports Take: A Run Through Cleveland Sports History

As we head into 2019, we have a Cleveland sporting landscape that has quite literally flipped on its head from just a year ago. Just how different is it? Well, 12 months ago, the Cavaliers led by LeBron James were leading the championship charge for a fourth consecutive year, the Indians were coming off of a 102-win season albeit with an unfortunate postseason defeat, and the Browns were winless and fresh off a winless season…

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Episode 42: Fyre Fraud, Cleveland Beerfest, & Too Many Breweries?

One positive thing about brutal winter weather is that you have an excuse to sit down, get cozy and listen to a podcast! Episode 42 rolls in with two guests! First, we have Steve, our frequent correspondent and writer, and second, we have Paul, who was one of the original co-hosts! We recorded live at Saucy Brew Works, one of our favorite breweries in the CLE. While we sip on our Saucy brews (which are…

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LOTL Sports Take — Browns Season Review

For the past decade, the Cleveland Browns have been the black sheep of the Cleveland sporting trilogy. In comparison to the Indians and Cavaliers, they have been downright awful. From 2008 to 2017 they had a losing record every season. And of recent things were historically appalling, with the team starting 0-14 in 2016 before winning on the penultimate week of the season, and then not winning a game at all in 2017. A year…

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Episode 38: The Worst Christmas Songs, Red Hot Browns, and Crazy Tribe Trades

Ho ho ho! It’s the last LOTL episode for 2018, and we’re in full Christmas mode! Episode 38 kicks off with a discussion of the top five WORST Christmas songs. We might ruffle some feathers or get some applause. Things get a bit heated when Jordan and Dan put a very popular song as their number one, and then things get heated again when Jordan puts one of Dan’s favorite Christmas songs on his list……

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