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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