Indians weekend, language police, Redskins, Cleveland kidnappings, Gatsby, Goldthwait and more – WFNY Podcast – 2013-05-13

WFNY Podcast LogoIt was a record-setting day I think for Scott and me. We went just over an hour, but it was all good conversation. If you’re daunted by the length, just don’t be. Listen to it over the course of a day. I don’t mind.

  • The Tribe tying the game and scaring my three year old
  • Michael Bourn and what a coup it’s turned out to be so far
  • Is Michael Bourn’s market value really undervalued?
  • Bourn’s age and whether he’ll be worth it at the end of the deal
  • Speed on the basepaths and Kenny Lofton
  • Grady Sizemore and his inability to stay healthy
  • Diamond Mine fantasy baseball using Satchel Paige
  • Mark Reynolds and enjoying his season without obsessing on contract extensions
  • Reynolds and how he’s become what Tribe fans wanted out of Kevin Youkilis
  • Hating the New York Yankees
  • There’s nothing not to like about Mariano Rivera
  • How to treat your kids with vulgar language
  • My kid got in trouble for saying “shutup” in daycare
  • Using the word “hate” and whether banning a word bans a feeling
  • Daniel Snyder and how he will “never” change the name of the Redskins
  • Chief Wahoo is a racist caricature
  • Keyboard warriors and slacktivism
  • When will Chief Wahoo and the Redskins disappear?
  • Armonty Bryant and whether he should have been brought to the Browns
  • The Cleveland kidnap girls and how the media jumped on it
  • The branding of the Cleveland kidnapping tragedy
  • Walking that tightrope between horrible details and telling the story
  • The Great Gatsby and making books out of movies
  • Silver Linings Playbook and whether you liked it or not
  • Bobcat Goldthwait and independent film
  • Brian Spaeth and his independent movie


  • JK

    I grew up and spent 20 years in the Cleveland area and moved away believing that Chief Wahoo might be a racist symbol.

    However, over the last 20 years living in Montana, I learned my Native friends did not know Chief Wahoo was a Cleveland Indian symbol until I told them; they thought it was a symbol of Native Pride, which in Montana, it is. They are also very proud of being ‘red-skinned.’

    I no longer know if either side is correct, but absolutely do not give any weight to the arguments of big-city dwellers who have never met a native, but defer to my actual friends who seem to rise above the Political Correctness Ineptitude.

  • Once again… LOVED the language police discussion. The discourse surrounding the wasted resources regarding Chief Wahoo was just a bonus.

    I look forward to these every week. Well done, Craig.

  • Dave

    I’m acquainted with some of the leaders in Cleveland’s American Indian (that’s the term those friends like to use for it) community. They are absolutely opposed to Chief Wahoo and are basically in charge of the effort to get rid of him.

    So no, it’s not just some big-city dwellers who’ve never met a native.

  • swig

    Was not familiar with “the other scott” before your podcasts, but they are great. I even happily listened to the baseball talk even though I’m #mlbfree.