Eleven Dubcast: The Tough Get Tougher

By Johnny Ginter on April 17, 2013 at 2:00p

This Andruzzi dude is a pretty good dude

This Dubcast is mostly about Ohio State football, goofy listener questions, and a fun interview. I mean, that's more or less what it always is, but this time I thought it'd be appropriate to step back and offer a few of our thoughts on what happened in Boston on Monday before we get into our usual routine.

Helping me parse through such a tough subject is our own Michael Citro, and truthfully I feel a little awkward giving my opinion on the events because being a sports writer doesn't necessarily mean that I'm qualified to speak about something that's really only tangentially related to sports in the grand scheme of things.

Still, it's a big issue, and brings to mind many of the same feelings that we had about sports after 9/11, and because of that I'm glad that Michael and I were able to parse through some of our thoughts and feelings about the general meaning of sports and how we think people should handle these types of events going forward.

To help us out is Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, who gives his take on the attacks and, of course, his opinion on Ohio State spring football. After all, it's fun, it's what we do, and we'll be dammed if we're going to not enjoy the things that help keep us sane and bring us together in a tough world.

Speaking of which, Ask Us Anything leaps out of the gate who two awesome questions. The Dubcast is starting its summer schedule, meaning you'll only be hearing from Michael and me once a month until football ramps up again, but that doesn't mean you should stop sending us your questions! Go ahead and do so at elevendubcast@gmail.com.

And that about wraps season 3 up! Thanks so much for listening; it's been a lot of fun making these for you guys, and we hope you'll stick with us through the summer and beyond.

0:16 – Michael and I talk a little about Boston and then move on the the spring game (Troy Smith comparisons abound!).

17:59 – The always excellent Doug Lesmerises joins us, and offers his take on what happened, and then we get into a detailed discussion of spring football and the foibles that set young men's follicles aflutter.

36:28 – Ask Us Anything! This week was great, as per usual, with an epic question about karaoke songs. No Scrubs definitely factors in there somehow, but you're just gonna have to listen to find out how.

53:06 – My personal nickname for them was Legolas, Elrond, and Galadriel. Uh, not to their faces though. Never, never to their faces.

The music for the Dubcast this week was Why Blues by Chris Thomas King, Sissyneck by Beck, and I Don't Know by the Beastie Boys. And that about does it for us. See you guys in May!


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Unky Buck's picture

Excellent podcast today, guys (although I missed not having Sarah on - always enjoy her insight). Even better job on the music though! Good stuff there.

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

Michael Citro's picture

[Sobs like Donald Glover on Community] I'll never be Sarah, OK? WHY CAN'T YOU JUST LOVE ME FOR ME!?

Unky Buck's picture

Because I'm cold and heartless (sometimes)...

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

IBleedSandG's picture

Thanks for answering my question and spending a good amount discussing the Reds/Indians. In my opinion, baseball doesn't get the respect it deserves nowadays.
Johnny, loved your answers on your favorite current and all-time favorite Red.
B-Phil (as I like to call him) is a not only a great player, but he is one of the few major leaguers, that plays the game like he is a kid. You can tell he absolutely loves what he does. He should win every Gold Glove award until he retires because no other 2nd basemen is even close when it comes to the glove.
I also was a pretty big Sabo fan growing up as I started wearing glasses in the first grade. He was a pretty solid player for the Reds and part of the '90 WS team that I have some memory of.
My favorite all-time Red is Barry Larkin because of his longevity, and his combination of offense and defense. A close 2nd would be Charlie Hustle - even though I never saw him play - because I loved the way he played the game. 
Also - Brook Jacoby is the current Reds hitting coach, guys. Lol.


Michael Citro's picture

I did not know that about Jacoby! That's great. Good for him.