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LOTL Sports Take: How About Them Browns?

The 2019 Cleveland Browns’ season was pretty much an unmitigated failure in every sense.  Following a 7-8-1 season and following several key off-season acquisitions, the Browns were seen by most as a team brimming with talent and ready to take a huge step forward.  Most odds makers in Las Vegas placed them as third favorites in the AFC behind the Patriots and Chiefs. The team started off ok, winning 2 of the first 4 games…

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Episodes

Episode 88: The Decade in Review, NYE plans, & Browns Woes

Beer of the week:  Dead Man’s Curve IPA by Goldhorn Brewery Poll off the week: Are you going out or staying in for NYE? Top 5 of the week: Top 5 Movies of the 2010’s Guest of the week: None this week “Jimmy In the CLE”: None this week News/Reviews: Tapatias Taqueria to open second location Second location to be named Hacienda Tapatias Located at 1572 W. 117th St., Cleveland Ohio Opening Jan. 6th The…

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Episode 86: NFL Playoffs, MLB Trades, & A Marathon Journey

Beer of the week:  Sleigh All Day IPA w/ Spruce Tips by Masthead Brewing Co. Poll off the week: Flaming Hot Cheetos or Hot Fries? Top 5 of the week: Top 5 Cleveland holiday tourist destinations Guest of the week: Not technically a guest, but our good friend and correspondent Stephen Stephano is back to discuss his four-part series on how to run a marathon “Jimmy In the CLE”: None this week News/Reviews: Saucy Brew…

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Episode 84: Interview with Cleveland Beer Snobs

Beer of the week:  Southern Tier 2XMAS Ale Masthead Single Origin Coffee Stout Poll off the week: What’s more important for you when you visit a brewery: great beer and no food/decent food, or great food and decent beer? Top 5 of the week: Top 5 Cleveland Beer’s (redux) Guests of the week:  Brian Devers of Endeavors Productions and creative mind behind Cleveland Beer Snobs. Owner of Endeavors Productions South Euclid born and raised; Benedictine…

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Episode 81: S’mores Beer, Trick-or-Treat Age Limit, & Browns Drama

Beer of the week:  S’Mores Yammy Yammy Sweet Potato Ale by Platform Poll off the week: Is it acceptable to trick-or-treat after you’re 16 years old? Top 5 of the week: Top 5 Halloween costumes you’ve worn Guest of the week: None this week “Jimmy In the CLE”: Pour, Great Lakes Brewery, and more Preview of Browns – Broncos Season on the line More reporter drama (Tony Grossi vs. Baker Mayfield) Cavs Festivals/Events/Activities Preview: Winterfest…

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Episode 80: Wholesome Transmissions Podcast, Top 5 Video Games, & Christmas Ale

Glorf Beer of the week:  Elliot Ness Amber Lager by Great Lakes Brewing Co. Poll off the week: Which former Indian would you rather win the World Series: Michael Brantley or Yan Gomes? Top 5 of the week: Top 5 video games Guest of the week: PineappleFreak, aka, Caleb Vachic of Wholesome Transmissions Podcast. We discussed the inspiration and purpose for Wholesome Transmissions and toxicity in gaming and social media. “Jimmy In the CLE”: None…

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Episode 79: The Columbus Episode: Part 2

Beer of the week:  Elvis Juice Grapefruit-Infused IPA by Brewdog Becky Blueberry Apple Ale by Platform (technically a cider) Poll off the week: Who is to blame for the Browns loss to Seattle: the Refs or Freddie Kitchens? Top 5 of the week: Top five villains/bad guys Guest of the week: Jordan the Hoff from Columbus “Jimmy In the CLE”: None this week Preview of Browns – Patriots Browns trade C/G Austin Corbett to Rams…

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The Deerfield Gridiron Postgame Show: Episode 5

Yikes — this one is a rough one. Dan and Stephen vent about one of the worst Browns losses in recent memory. What began as a very promising start against a red-hot Seahawks team quickly turned into a nightmare of a game that included everything from bad play calling to shockingly bad calls by the referees. If you’re still reeling from that loss, don’t worry: this is a safe space for Browns fans. Check Living…

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Brewery Reviews Episodes

Episode 78: Spooky Movies, Westside brewery tour, & Browns – Ravens (LIVE from Goldhorn Brewery)

Beer of the week: Polka Pilsner & Dead Man’s Curve IPA by Goldhorn Brewery  Poll off the week: Do you watch horror movies? Top 5 of the week: Top 5 Halloween/scary movies “Jimmy In the CLE”: None this week Westside Brewery Tour: Avon, Rail Road, and Sibling breweries Browns: huge W over Ravens; Browns – Seahawks preview Cavs: preseason begins; new subscription-based ticket package Festivals/Events/Activities Preview: 2019 Christmas Ale First Pour: Oct. 24-25 (Great Lakes…

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The Deerfield Gridiron Postgame Show: Episode 4

The boys from LOTL discuss an embarrassing 31-3 Monday Night Football loss to the undefeated San Francisco 49ers. It was a bad night from start to finish, with Baker struggling significantly throughout the game, and the defense not doing much better. On top of that, Richard Sherman caused a stir by claiming Baker didn’t shake his hand, although video evidence suggests that wasn’t the case. Check Living Off The Land’s social media (@thelotlpodcast: Twitter, Facebook,…

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