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The A to Z Podcast With Andre Knott and Zac Jackson

Zac Jackson from The Athletic and Andre Knott from Fox Sports Ohio get together twice a week to break down the Browns, Cavs, Tribe, Buckeyes and more.
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Now displaying: October, 2015
Oct 28, 2015

Nobody in the media world knows LeBron James better than Akron's own Brian Windhorst. He joins Andre and Zac for a wide-ranging conversation on the latest A to Z Podcast. They talk about Brian and Andre's history together as kids in Akron. They talk about LeBron James and what it's been like to cover him for LeBron's whole career and the amount of shit he takes. Brian Windhorst also speaks about the dying newspaper industry.

Oct 27, 2015

Andre Knott and Zac Jackson cover a lot more ground than just the Browns' latest lost at the hands of the St. Louis Rams. They talk about general organizational dysfunction from firing people who can tell your secrets in the middle of the season to general managers and coaches trying to save their jobs. Andre recounts some sage advice from the AP's Tom Withers and Zac gives some insight to his experience covering the team from inside the walls of Berea.

Plus, Swenson's, Five Guys, Jimmy John's and Drake.

Oct 21, 2015

Andre Knott and Zac Jackson have guests! Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio is an attorney-turned-sports media member. He discusses his history and the sports media landscape in general. Anthony Lima joins the show as well to discuss the Cleveland sports media market. 

  • Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio talks about starting a blog
  • The changing landscape of sports radio
  • Kentucky fans and why Ohio fans are different
  • Comparing Kentucky basketball and Alabama football
  • The pressure and burden of an undefeated season
  • John Calipari and the secret to his success
  • Matt Jones talks about how Twitter changed the media game
  • Fans feeling a part of the process
  • Bill Simmons and a fan joining the media
  • Louisville and the prostitute scandal
  • Will Coach Calipari be in Kentucky to recruit LeBron's 11-year-old?
  • Coach Calipari and how close he came to being Cavs coach
  • Everybody hates Anthony Lima
  • Why don't Ohio fans love college basketball?
  • What's changed in the last 20 years of sports talk radio?
  • Corporate media culture and the pay scale
  • Avoiding tweeting under the influence
  • The provincial nature of Cleveland sports fans
  • The Indians trying to get attention in a Browns town
  • Does Cleveland know how to cover the Cavs?
Oct 20, 2015

The Cleveland Browns lost in overtime to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Andre Knott and Zac Jackson break down all the action on and off the field.

Among other topics, Andre and Zac discuss Josh McCown, Karlos Dansby, Danny Shelton, and Johnny Manziel.

Oct 14, 2015

Andre and Zac bring in their first A to Z Podcast guest, the one and only Vince Kehres, head coach of the Mount Union Purple Raiders.

Oct 13, 2015

The Cleveland Browns beat the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore and regardless of everything else, that's worth celebrating. Here's what else was discussed.

  • Garth Brooks and Prince concerts
  • Corey Kluber walks when others take the bus
  • Andre learns Josh McCown's whole name
  • Zac and Andre ate Popeyes with Jim Donovan
  • Comparing Mike Pettine to Brian Billick
  • The offense under John DeFilippo
  • College coaches, Steve Spurrier and Steve Sarkisian
  • Young coaches and getting too much too early
  • Mack Brown and recruiting in Texas
  • Cardale Jones and where he needs to go in the NFL
  • Donte Whitner and being "Hitner" again
  • Jim O'Neil building for Peyton Manning
  • The elephant in the room with Josh McCown
Oct 8, 2015

Andre Knott and Zac Jackson discuss the Browns' upcoming game against the Ravens and whatever else comes up. Here are the show notes.

  • Crain's Cleveland Business talks about The A to Z podcast
  • Swearing on the podcast and in front of your children
  • Swearing versus using the F word
  • Do you remember the first time you cussed?
  • High school rivalries among parents
  • Joe Haden's finger injury
  • Talking about the potential of the GM and coach getting fired in October
  • Leadership and maintaining control of the locker room
  • Justin Gilbert's pro day and refusing to return punts
  • The Cavs and their national game schedule
  • Get a conversion guy....
Oct 6, 2015

The A to Z podcast is back after another Cleveland Browns loss. Andre Knott and Zac Jackson break down everything that happened and all that didn't in the Browns' loss to the Chargers on Sunday 30-27. 

Here's the rest of what was discussed.

  • My fingers hurt
  • Expensive defenses and judging teams based on money
  • Dolphins fire Joe Philbin after big free agency year
  • Putting Browns in the greater NFL perspective
  • Defining a "conversion guy"
  • Dwayne Bowe and Andre Rison
  • Paul Kruger and building via free agency
  • Ray Farmer coming back into the building
  • Ezekiel Elliott and the Ohio State Buckeyes
  • Contenders and pretenders
  • Having a parade for everything
Oct 1, 2015

The A to Z Podcast is back as the Browns head to San Diego to face the Chagers.

  • Bone Thugs - First of Da Month
  • The end of Summer (Shandy season)
  • Cleveland Browns against San Diego
  • Phil Rivers has been sacked 10 times
  • The Browns attacking the left side of the offensive line
  • The Cleveland Browns quarterbacks are both bad options
  • Phillip Rivers plays a lot like Bernie Kosar
  • The Browns signing Austin Davis at the end of September
  • The timing of signing Austin Davis before Ray Farmer coming back
  • Locker rooms always talk about other people's money
  • The Browns constructing a roster where Scott Solomon is a domino that can fall
  • Running a vanilla defense isn't a crime
  • Run defense is about pride and heart not scheme
  • Fans booing their own teams
  • The TMZ thing with the Browns quarterbacks
  • Jimmy Haslam saying he wouldn't fire everyone in training camp
  • The Bengals surrounding Andy Dalton with playmakers
  • Ray Farmer coming back into the building on Monday
  • Football safety and whether Andre would let his son play football
  • Mentor high school football program
  • Tristan Thompson and his deadline for signing a deal
  • Rich Paul negotiating Eric Bledsoe's deal
  • What is LeBron's role in the Tristan Thompson situation?
  • Tyrod Taylor fitting what Buffalo wants to do
  • Where's Joey Bosa?
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