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S2E12 - Top 10 Cleveland Trades of 2018

The Cavs, Indians, and Browns made 29 trades in 2018, which one goes down as the one that moved Cleveland closest to another world championship? Drew Swallen joins the show to talk Baker Mayfield and whether the Browns will be loved or hated by a national audience in the near future. Eric Saunier discusses the Offensive Rookie of the Year race and previews Saturday’s game against the Denver Broncos.


S2E11 - Is Collin Sexton the Best Point Guard from the 2018 Draft?

How is Collin Sexton stacking up against Trae Young and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander? Ryan Sponseller discusses the development of Collin Sexton and what he needs to improve. Drew Swallen breaks down Baker Mayfield’s performance against the Texans and takes a look at the updated NFL draft prospects based on the updated draft order. Eric Saunier previews Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.


S2E10 - Top 10 Cleveland Jerseys for the Long Haul

In this week’s episode, Ryan gives the top 10 Cleveland jerseys for the long haul, just in time for this Christmas season. Drew explores the world of sports puns while reviewing the Browns trip to visit Hue Jackson and the Bengals. Eric gets us ready for this Sunday’s game with a scouting report on the Houston Texans.


S2E9 - Are the Cavs Better Off Without LeBron James?

LeBron James is in town Wednesday and J.R. Smith is headed out of town. Listen to the podcast when you’re headed downtown or cruising to turkey town. You’ll hear Eric Saunier’s thoughts on the Browns-Bengals jumpstarted rivalry, and Drew Swallen’s early preview of who John Dorsey should target in free agency this offseason. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!


S2E8 - How Long Does Koby Altman Have to Turnaround the Cavs?

The Cavs have had a rough start to the NBA season, losing 12 of their first 14 games. The players and coaches can change, but how long until GM Koby Altman feels the heat? Ryan takes a look at the Cavs roster, potential trades, and the upcoming draft to better understand the potential deadlines set on Koby’s tenure. Eric gives his final thoughts on the win over the Falcons, and what to expect for the rest of the season. Drew can’t resist another shoutout to Hue Jackson, and provides an...

S2E7 - Browns Coaching Drama

Who’s got the guts to be the next Browns coach? Bruce Arians? Lincoln Riley? Maybe we haven’t seen the last from Gregg Williams and Freddie Kitchens? Plus - Drew Swallen calls out Hue Jackson on his recent reimagining of the history, and Eric Saunier gets us ready for the Atlanta Falcons.


S2E6 - Life After Hue, Lue, and Haley

Tyronn Lue gone? Hue Jackson gone! Todd Haley gone? What’s next for the Cleveland Cavs and Cleveland Browns? Ryan Sponseller takes a look at the Cavs, whether they are rebuilding or focused on the playoffs, and if Larry Drew will be the long-term coach. Drew Swallen celebrates Hue Jackson’s departure on his way to the hospital, and Eric Saunier previews the upcoming matchup with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.


S2E5 - The Next Stage of the Browns-Steelers Rivalry

The times are changing my friend! The Browns will look to transition into a new era in the Browns-Steelers rivalry with a win this Sunday at Heinz Field. That hasn’t happened since 2003, and a year without a loss to the Steelers hasn’t occurred since 1988. We’ll dig into more Browns-Steelers history in this episode, along with Eric Saunier’s trip to Tampa and insights into this Sunday’s game. Drew Swallen closes the show with a healthy dose of Browns fantasy advice, and let’s his feelings...


S2E4 - Cavs Preview: What to Expect from Sam Dekker

The Cavs kicked off their 2018-19 season with a loss to the Raptors, but these Cavs are still determined to prove that they are a playoff-worthy team. One new piece to the team is Sam Dekker, a former Wisconsin Badger standout who hasn’t had the best luck so far in his pro career. Ryan Sponseller takes a look at Dekker’s career and why he is a dark horse candidate for most improved player of the year. Eric Saunier and Drew Swallen review what went wrong against the Chargers, and look forward...


S2E3 - Browns vs. Chargers: What to Watch

The Indians have sadly been swept, so it’s on to the Browns (and next week the Cavs) and their upcoming Sunday game against the Los Angeles Chargers. We’ll start off by getting you familiar with the Chargers head coach, offense, defense, and special teams. Next, Drew Swallen will talk about the Browns offense and their fantasy prospects, followed by Eric Saunier and a few questions on the Browns defense. Should be a great game this weekend, check out this episode to get a jump on all of the...


S2E2 - To Be the Best, the Indians Must Beat the Best

This week we look at the Indians’ postseason hopes, including the opening series against the Houston Astros. Eric Saunier is back to see what the Browns can take from the loss against the Oakland Raiders, and what challenges the Browns will face this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens. Drew Swallen gives an in-depth review of who to start and who to sit for your fantasy football team. Another fun show, check it out!


Season 2 Premiere: Can the Browns Win Two in a Row?

The podcast is back following the big Browns win against the Jets! In season 2 of the "I Still Believe in Cleveland Podcast", I go in-depth on the Browns upcoming game against the Raiders with Browns blogger Eric Saunier, and get some fantasy football tips from another former Tortured Town contributor, Drew Swallen.


September 11th - Indians Lose to Rays, Hue Jackson, Rodney Hood

Check out these stories and more for Tuesday, September 11th: Indians lose to Rays, tough start for Corey Kluber, Josh Donaldson, Hue Jackson discusses how the Browns improve in Game 2, Rodney Hood re-signs with the Cavs.


August 26th - Podcast returns Monday, September 10th after Browns-Steelers

Hi all – After 68 straight days of podcasts, I’m going to pause in order to upgrade some audio and video components in preparation for the Browns regular season and hopefully a long postseason run for the Indians. I’ll talk to everyone soon.


August 24th - Browns beat Eagles 5-0, Bob Wylie’s Offensive Line Struggles, Indians lose to Red Sox.

Check out these stories and more for Friday, August 24th: Browns defense shines in 5-0 win against Eagles, Myles Garrett, Browns offensive line struggles, and Indians lose to David Price and the Red Sox 7-0.


August 23rd - Edwin Encarnacion Homers Twice in Indians Loss, Mychal Kendricks and Browns face Eagles Tonight

Check out these stories and more for Thursday, August 23rd: Indians lose to Red Sox 10-4, Edwin Encarnacion homers twice in return to the lineup, Browns vs Eagles preview with Mychal Kendricks facing former team and Eagles roster changes and injuries.


August 22nd - Indians Beat Boston, Josh Gordon and Dez Bryant on Hard Knocks, Jordan Clarkson

Check out these stories and more for Wednesday, August 22nd: Indians win 6-3 over Red Sox, Josh Gordon and Dez Bryant on Hard Knocks, Alonzo Highsmith comparison, Jordan Clarkson and the Philippines lose to China after a great performance from Clarkson.


August 21st - Indians Ding Red Sox, Hard Knocks Preview, Kevin Love

Check out these stories and more for Tuesday, August 21st: Indians beat Red Sox 5-4, every Indians outfielder homers, Hard Knocks preview, Josh Gordon, and Kevin Love featured in ESPN mental health series.


August 20th - Mike Clevinger and Melky Cabrera strong in Indians Win, EJ Gaines Injured

Check out these stories and more for Monday, August 20th: Indians slam the Orioles 8 to nothing, Melky Cabrera grand slam, solid pitching from Mike Clevinger, EJ Gaines is carted off during the Browns’ Sunday practice, and Jordan Clarkson plays against China. Correction: Jordan Clarkson plays Tuesday morning at 5:00 AM Eastern Time.


August 19th - Jim Thome Number Retired, Indians Lose, Josh Gordon is Back...Sort Of

Check out these stories and more for Sunday, August 19th: Indians lose to Orioles 4-2, Jim Thome’s number 25 is retired, Josh Gordon returns to Browns, and when can he start practicing and playing in games.