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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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Jan 6, 2016

Andre and Zac didn't really discuss Johnny Manziel in their first podcast after the Browns cleaned house. On the second, they get there to discuss Billy and the future of Johnny Football.

Jan 5, 2016
‚ÄčAndre and Zac sum up the Browns' hiring, firings and where the team goes from here.
 
  • Sashi Brown 
  • Mike Pettine never had a chance
  • Where's Alec Scheiner
  • Jimmy Haslam's press conference
  • Johnny Manziel
 
Dec 22, 2015
On the mismatch in Seattle, an angry owner, the A-Z workout plan and Charles Woodson.
 
 
Dec 16, 2015

Andre Knott discusses spending $60 for Conor McGregor's 13-second victory. The fellas discuss how much meaning the NBA regular season actually has, and Anthony Lima (SportsBoyTony) makes a guest appearance.

Dec 15, 2015

The Browns are back in the win column, Johnny Football is back to playing football and the A to Z guys are having a celebration. 

Dec 11, 2015

Our guest is Chip Otten, football coach at Coldwater HS. Coldwater won its fourth straight state title and their coach joins the A to Z podcast to talk about raising the bar. 

Dec 10, 2015

The Cleveland Browns have named Johnny Manziel the starter this week against the 49ers. What can he prove to the Browns?

Dec 8, 2015

The A to Z Podcast can barely bring itself to talk about the Cleveland Browns. It's been a long December already and Andre Knott and Zac Jackson seem to do everything they can to talk around the Browns without actually talking about the 2015 Browns. 

Mike Pettine, Johnny Manziel and the return of Eric Mangini with the San Francisco 49ers defense.

Dec 2, 2015
Andre and Zac discuss the state of the Browns after losing on Monday Night Football. They discuss their own histories being young and learning from mistakes. They talk about being 22 and what Johnny Manziel won't learn while also talking about the latest LeBron James story by Lee Jenkins in Sports Illustrated.
 
 
Nov 24, 2015

Ben Axelrod from Bleacher Report joins the fellas to talk a whole bunch of Johnny Manziel (note: this was recorded before yesterday's demotion), plus some Ohio State and other stuff.

Nov 24, 2015
A to Z on Ezekiel Elliott, a disappointing day in Columbus, Urban Meyer and Father Time.
 
Andre and Zac were in Columbus for the Buckeyes' loss to Michigan State. They talk about the Buckeyes' season and about how Michigan State got a really great "program win." They discuss Ezekiel Elliott's post-game comments and how things like that can happen. Lastly, they have a funeral and it will make you want to listen to Boyz II Men.
 
Nov 17, 2015

The Browns have 99 problems, and it's hard to believe it's only 99. Andre Knott and Zac Jackson talk about how poorly the Browns are coached after their latest loss to the Steelers. They talk about Johnny Manziel and his performance as well.

Nov 10, 2015

The Cleveland Browns are streaking the wrong direction after another loss, this time to the Cincinnati Bengals. Andre Knott and Zac Jackson discuss that, plus Bernie Kosar and his desire to fix the Browns, and also the player strike that is taking place at Missouri.

Nov 3, 2015

Andre Knott and Zac Jackson are discussing the Browns' lost season and how it compares to teams that have "it." Most notably, Andre talks about the Kansas City Royals after they won the World Series over the New York Mets. 

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?
Sep 23, 2015

Welcome to the first episode of the A to Z Podcast with Andre Knott and Zac Jackson. At least the first episode recorded for Scene. They've been plugging along a little while now but starting right now will be recording two episodes a week for Scene and diving into all the loveliness that is Browns football, as well as the Buckeyes and the NFL and other matters of importance, like Swensons.


Today, they talked about the Browns' decision to start Josh McCown against the Raiders, the decision's affect on the locker room, how the team might just be making it up as they go along, the QB situation down in Columbus, and more.

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