Scott Raab on LeBron James, “The Block,” Josh Gordon, Chris Perez and more – WFNY Podcast – 2013-06-10

WFNY Podcast LogoScott started off the day making fun of my Keurig machine. After that we talked a lot about sports and a bit about neckties and contrived fashion.

  • Keurig machines and how communist they are

  • Neckties and bow ties

  • The idea that the necktie is a marker at all is strange

  • The band concert uniform

  • Suspenders vs. belts

  • Gallagher and an impromptu balloon animal show for porn stars

  • Dwyane Wade and his short pants

  • LeBron James and “The Block”

  • The Beatles were New Kids on the Block before they were

  • Brody Baum and the Chris Perez debacle

  • It’s hard to lose this many baseball games in a row

  • Bullpens are the most volatile things in baseball

  • Rafael Perez and Betancourt fell off year over year

  • People feeling alienated from baseball

  • The Gus Johnson effect and whether it could hit baseball

  • Bruce Buffer and his brother Michael Buffer

  • Owen Wilson’s alleged suicide attempt

  • Josh Gordon and his problems

  • The two game suspension and what it means

  • Codeine and whether or not you could know about it

  • The cultural awareness of codeine and how it’s tough to claim ignorance

  • The marijuana culture and how we’ll look back on it

  • Dehumanizing the opposition

  • National service and if we could really implement it

  • The ESPN-ification of sports

  • Esquire.com for sports commentary with Scott Raab

  • The Raab Factor

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  • BenRM

    As someone who has to wear a tie everyday (and who also wears bow ties with some regularity), I object to Raab’s tie-hatred!

    Ties are sharp. And bow ties are cool.


    I worked at a regional chain grocery store in Wooster growing up, and I am not lying when I tell you that Gallagher (I believe it was Gallagher 2 at this point in time) came into our store, as he was playing a gig in Wooster.

    Read that last part again, just to let it sink in.

    I was old enough to know who Gallagher was (because my dad was cool enough to let me watch stupid gimmicky comedians when I was little), but man… to see him–in Wooster, OH–buying produce and walking slowly hoping to be recognized… wow.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I served a six month sentence in Wooster and I wish it had been an incarceration even though it felt like it!

    Gallagher and his melons!

  • Harv 21

    You do not exist. People who get it into their heads to switch to bow ties go there forever and do not look back, even one day a week. I know, I’ve asked every one I’ve ever met. Responses as to why (why switch, why stay) are uniformly vague and evasive, but the truth is the truth: bow ties are forever.

    I’m sorry, I do not believe in you. Whoever programmed this BenRM, time for a recall and installation of a program upgrade.

  • I too wear ties and have worn a bow tie—the same one, twice—but almost always wear them only when I have to for work or at a wedding, etc.

  • Ben Frambaugh

    I only ever wore a bow tie at Prom (and that was 16 years ago.) Then again, I don’t like wearing ties either. The only times I have ever worn a tie was when in military dress uniform and when job hunting.

  • BenRM

    lol. frankly, I’d wear them more if I could tie them better. I still stink at it and it takes too long, so it means I wouldn’t be able to sleep in as much.