Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 5/29/13
It’s been far too long since I did a Joncast. Always nice to catch up with him. Enjoy as we ride the conversation for nearly an hour covering a wide range of topics. Vacations and how we don’t take nearly enough of them The European method of taking a month off in August Our pursuit of happiness and self-inflicting wounds culturally Defining needs vs. wants and how we’ve become spoiled Swisher and the bro dude stare at the mound Tom Hamilton and what he said Rob Neyer and comparing baseball to a soap opera Derek Lowe and Dusty Baker Liking Craig Calcaterra’s blog and writing The gotcha culture and why people shouldn’t have an opinion on anything Godwin’s law Getting ingrained in a culture and having it ruin the things you love Did we create obsessive compulsive disorder or at least augment its existence? Is sports talk radio a guilty pleasure? Have you ever injured your voice screaming at talk radio? Jim Rome and forcing the audience to eat their own Hiram and why long form is so much better for so many people The Indians and how you could see this coming on the schedule Walk-offs and overtime NHL goals are the best endings in sports Playoff NBA officiating is worse than regular season NBA officiating NHL playoff officiating is better than regular season NHL officiating The nebulous nature of blocking and charging calls USMNT coming to Cleveland St. Louis and how it is a big soccer town Check out this episode
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