GTC248: Remembering Hot Rod

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Summary:

The Browns showed up for a changed and looked like a team on both sides of the ball against the 49ers. Was it a mirage or a sign of better things to come? The Cavs lost a legend from the 80s-90s era team and we’ll remember Hot Rod Williams. On the court, they got Shump back and await Kyrie’s return. It’s GameTime!

 

Hosts: Mike KresicTom Kresic

Running Time: 39:45

 

 

1Q: Browns Showed Up To Play in Rare Win

  • Browns 24, 49ers 10
  • Crowell had a monster game. 145 yards and 2 TDs on 20 carries.
  • Defense was outstanding, with nine sacks!
  • Rookie Nate Orchard recorded the first 2 sacks of his career.
  • Did Jim O’Neill and his players finally figure out the defense or was it a San Fran team that is bad and didn’t come to play? The next three games will answer that question.
  • Glad to see TE Gary Barnidge get a contract extension. Reportedly, the team is working on extending WR/PR Travis Benjamin too.

 

2Q: Can Manziel Keep It Going?

  • He played well Sunday. The final three opponents won’t be the cupcakes that San Fran was.
  • Manziel made some plays and a silly INT. Johnny giveth and Johnny taketh away.
  • Can he actually play four games in a row without doing something stupid off the field?
  • More injuries at WR as Hartline is out for the season with a broken collarbone.

 

3Q: Shump Helps Cavs Roll The Magic

  • The team finally got a rare blowout win this year, topping Orlando 111-76.
  • Shump had a lot to do with that. His defensive intensity seems to energize the Cavs. It didn’t hurt that his shot was on the mark in his first game back.
  • Kyrie’s return is right around the corner, too. Maybe for tonight in Boston?
  • Rematch in Boston on Tuesday ought to be interesting. Bad blood between these two teams after Love was injured and then JR slapped Crowder in that series.

 

4Q: Remembering John Hot Rod Williams

  • Saddened by the loss of a former Cavs great, taken by cancer at the young age of 53.
  • Member of the great Cavs teams of the late 80s and early 90s. (1986-1993)
  • Drafted by the Cavs in the nd round of 1985 draft, but had to sit out a year due to point shaving scandal at Tulane.
  • When he was able to play, he joined the 86 pick of Brad Daugherty, Ron Harper and Johnny Newman. Marc Price was acquired in a draft day trade the same year. What a class.
  • Before there was Lebron, there was Hot Rod’s famous line: “I’m a Heat”
  • Averaged 13 points and 7 rebounds in his Cavs career.
  • Owned a construction company in Louisiana.

 

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