A Cleveland Cavs and NBA-centric basketball podcast from the voice of Fox Sports Radio and lifelong Cavaliers fan, Bob Schmidt. Reach Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org, or @fearthefropod on Instagram, and X (Twitter).
Fear the 'Fro returns to talk Cavs at 25% of the season in the books. Bob talks JB's future and his doubts that an in-season change makes sense. The Cavs have some fun statistical achievements in this early portion of the schedule. Then Jonathan Osborne, of the Sixth Man Podcast, joins to discuss the Cavs next opponent, the Orlando Magic. Is Franz heating up? Cole Anthony and Mo Wagner are leading an improved bench at...
Fear the 'Fro is back on a night I think we'd all rather forget. Bob Schmidt, of Fox Sports Radio, is hear to break down a crushing second half outing as the Blazers bench unit defeated the Cavaliers, virtually at full strength. Then Bryce Simon, of the Pistons Pulse joins to discuss the upcoming game against Pistons, a redraft of the 2021 draft class, and his questionable stance about Macaroni & Cheese.
(0:00) Did th...
The Cavs in-season tourney hopes died like a Trae Young jumper tonight. Fear the 'Fro breaks down the Cavs huge win over the Hawks, including Mobley's historic night, Niang's timely run, and Mitchell & Garland cohesion.
(2:07) The Hawks and Trae Young's shortcomings
(5:49) The Second Quarter Surge - Niang breakout
(9:43) Evan Mobley's Historic Night
(11:39) The Success of Small Ball Lineups - I...
Fear the 'Fro celebrates American greatness, with Bob Schmidt, your Cavs-loving host. Who needs free throws, when you have a Max Strus 20-point quarter? The Cavaliers defeat the Raptors. Darius Garland cooks Scottie Barnes, and the Cavaliers bigs, including the Canadian one, showed out.
(2:42) Cavaliers defeat the Raptors. TAKE THAT CANADA!
(4:48) The Cavs bigs are thriving. All three of them.
WE'RE STREAKING. Fear the 'Fro is back after the defending Champions, the Denver Nuggets fell to the now 7-6 Cavs. 3 wins in a row, 2 dominant outings from Darius Garland, and the emergence of Craig Porter Jr. as the Cavaliers primary backup point guard make for lots to celebrate. Bob Schmidt, of Fox Sports Radio, breaks it all down. Happy Thanksgiving Week!
Fear the 'Fro breaks down the Cavs big win over the Portland Trailblazers, led by Donovan Mitchell, Evan Mobley, and some timely stretches from Strus and Levert. Jarrett Allen, free throw merchant? Dean Wade, the best 0 point outing possible? Bob Schmidt covers all that and more.
'Fro faithful assemble! This is for the diehards. Bob Schmidt, of Fox Sports Radio, is joined by Danny Marang, of the Jacked Ramsays Podcast (a trailblazers podcast), as we go DEEP into the state of things in Portland, and preview some of the storylines that we should know about for tonight's matchup in Portland. Plus we touch on the Draymond Green news, as this man continues to find new ways to infuriate fans league-wi...
Fear the 'Fro is back after the Cavs fall to the Kings, behind four 20-point scorers for the Kings. Sabonis cooked. Fox returned. Huerter dominated the third, and the Cavs couldn't find a way to stop the three point barrage. Plus, Bob is back to put a bookend on the Draymond Green reaction, after Kerr and Draymond both have commented publicly.
(0:00) ED issues and the Sacramento Kings fanbase
(5:17) Recapping the C...
Bob Schmidt, of Fox Sports Radio, launches into perhaps the best Fear the 'Fro game reaction of the season. It has all the hits... a ballad, a Draymond ejection, a road win, and a double drip.
(1:30) Draymond Green - Many Ways To Die
(5:00) The 'Fro Grievances - Homer Announcers, Draymond's Dickery
(6:40) First Grievance - The Announcers
(8:50) Second Grievance - Draymond's Ejection
I've calmed down. We're not all going to burn. Bob Schmidt, of Fox Sports Radio, is joined by Spencer Davies (@spindavies) to discuss the state of the Cavs, and find some silver linings to the 3-5 start.
Fear the 'Fro and OKC losses... Name a more iconic duo. Bob Schmidt, of Fox Sports Radio, talks about what the Cavs did wrong, what they did right, Shai's dominance, and Chet's place in history. Plus WW2 History!
The Cavaliers snap the skid. With a skeleton crew, the good guys toppled the Knicks at MSG as they sprayed the backboards with diarrhea. Fear the 'Fro reacts as Donovan Mitchell sets a record for the Cavs, Mobley has a big third quarter, and Cleveland remains undefeated on the road. Then Bob Schmidt is joined by Adam Auslund, of the Clippers Radio Network, to discuss the James Harden trade, and a certain coworker at Fox ...
Welp. Cleveland choked that away. The Cavs fall apart with 2 minutes left and a 9-point lead, to fall to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Bob Schmidt, of Fox Sports Radio, reacts and discusses the takeaways from Donovan's 43-point wasted effort. Then, Fear the 'Fro welcomes Alex Golden of Setting the Pace, a Pacers Podcast, to discuss the upcoming game, and the season outlook for the Indiana Pacers.
Fear the 'Fro celebrates the first victory of season, as Donovan Mitchell snatched a win from the jaws of near certain defeat. Max Strus makes history in his debut reigning in 27 points and amassing 12 rebounds, and Isaac Okoro starts the 2024 campaign with the kind of performance that is going to cost us a lot of money. WIN ONE IN THE BOOKS.
(0:00) Grifting has consequences
(3:34) The Musical Intro
Fear the 'Fro is back with the final podcast before the season opener against the Nets. Bob Schmidt, of Fox Sports Radio, jumps into his expectations for the team as a whole, and the individual pieces. Who can break out? Is this Isaac Okoro's year to make a leap? Will Evan Mobley ascend in the pecking order? Where do the Cavs stack up in the east.
(2:38) Donovan Trade Then Vs. Now (and it's impact on exp...
Bob Schmidt, of Fox Sports Radio, brings you Fear the 'Fro's official 2023-24 NBA Predictions, with a special twist. NO PICKING FAVORITES. Long odds darkhorses only. From the NBA Championship, to MVP, DPOY, MIP, and ROY.... we cover them all.
(1:25) The Rules of Predictions
(5:03) NBA Champions Pick, and Conference Champions
(8:04) Eastern Conference Champion Prediction
(8:26) Western Conference...
Fear the 'Fro is back after this make believe game with Maccabi Ra'anana. With the starters shutdown, JB handed the reigns to the Cavaliers depth, as Cleveland got strong outings from Dean Wade, Emoni Bates, Caris Levert, Craig Porter Jr., and Ty Jerome. Bob continues what has been a two podcast stroke job on the Kansas State Wildcat legend, Dean Jackson Wade. Is he assured rotation minutes? Where does this leave Emoni...
Preseason action is on! The Cavs are 0-2, but the vibes are overwhelming positive as the role guys are showing out. Dean Wade looks fully healthy, Emoni Bates has picked up where he left off in summer league, and Ty Jerome has an excellent game as the Cavs failed to complete a comeback against the Orlando Magic. Plus... a completely unnecessary anthem that is neither timely or topical, but furthers Bob's campaign of hate...
Fear the 'Fro is back with the unofficial launch of the 2023-24 season... Media Day! Bob Schmidt, of Fox Sports radio, reacts to the sounds of the day, from Donovan's extension timeline, Mobley's weight room work, Allen's criticisms, Rubio's absence and Max Strus's plans to start at SF this year.
(0:00) - Cavs Media Day is here
(7:15) - Koby Altman addresses his DUI
(9:41) - Koby Altman addresses Rubio & Ty Jer...
Your Cleveland Cavaliers are the 2023 Summer League Champions! Isaiah Mobley, playing like a man possessed, led the way as the Cavaliers dominated the Houston Rockets (again) and completed an undefeated 6-0 summer league showing. Bob Schmidt, of Fox Sports Radio, breaks down all the prospects, how this impacts the regular season roster and rotations, and celebrates the Cavaliers developmental progress.
(0:00) - The Cavali...
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