Fear the 'Fro: A Cavs and NBA Podcast with Bob Schmidt

Fear the 'Fro: A Cavs and NBA Podcast with Bob Schmidt

A weekly Cavs and NBA-centric basketball podcast from the voice of Fox Sports Radio and lifelong Cleveland Cavaliers fan, Bob Schmidt. Reach Bob at bob@fropod.com, or @fearthefropod on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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October 10, 2021 19 min

Bob Schmidt, of Fox Sports Radio, is talking the Cavs excellent showing against the Bulls.  With no Garland and Sexton, we got to see Rubio at the helm of a giant lineup featuring Allen, Mobley, and Lauri in the starting unit.  Best of all, IT ACTUALLY WORKED!  Is Lauri at small forward a real thing?  How good is the Cavs bench unit this year.  Evan Mobley continues to take massive leaps forward in his development, and Windler may ...

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Bob Schmidt, of Fox Sports Radio, is here to celebrate Dylan Windler and his strong showing (4/5 from deep) for the Cavaliers in the loss against the Pacers.  Ricky Rubio continues his strong bench play, and Lauri Markkanen is heating up.  Where does Dean Wade fit into the rotation?  Finally, those Pacers and Sixers trade rumors look a lot better if you were watching Malcolm Brogdon and his stellar showing against the Cavs (12/14 f...

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The Cavs and Bulls squared off to start the 2021 preseason!  Javonte Green may be the greatest player the world has ever seen.  We pick up the pieces and talk about the positives, from 3rd quarter Evan Mobley, to the Rubio and Love duo.  Bob also dives into the Ben Simmons news from Kyle Neubeck, and speculates on how the Kyrie Irving situation will play out.

(0:00) Cavs vs. Bulls recap
(4:39) Evan Mobley was a bright spot
(9:57) Rubi...

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Training camp is here for the Cavaliers!  Bob Schmidt, of Fox Sports Radio, dives into all the media day sound, and things we learned from the press availability of Koby Altman, JB Bickerstaff, Evan Mobley, Kevin Love, Collin Sexton, and others.  Then we discuss Ben Simmons no show at Sixers media, and how Kyrie Irving's vaccination stance is impacting the Nets.  

(0:16) Cavs media day takeaways with sound and reaction
(2:30) Hug...

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Bob Schmidt, of Fox Sports Radio, opens the show with the most recent Adrian Wojnarowski tweets about Ben Simmons refusal to report to camp.  We discuss the difficulties of trades built around Ben Simmons and John Wall, and why the Cavs need to be very certain in any trade that sends away their young players or draft assets.  Then Bob gets into Iggy's appearance on The Breakfast Club, and the never ending excuses about Draymond...

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Bob Schmidt, of Fox Sports Radio, returns to breakdown the Cavs addition of Denzel Valentine, Kevin Pangos, and Ricky Rubio's recent comments about his trade to Cleveland.  Then Bob gets into why any Ben Simmons trade to Cleveland is risky.  What are fair expectations we as fans are allowed to have of 200 million dollar players?  Should the way Simmons/Klutch are treating Philadelphia scare the Cavs away?  Bob discusses the com...

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Another episode of the Fear the 'Fro podcast, with Bob Schmidt of Fox Sports Radio on this Labor Day!  Today, Bob covers the Cavs addition of Tacko Fall, and the Ben Simmons saga in Philadelphia.  Is Rich Paul doing right by his client? What rumors regarding Ben Simmons deals sound most realistic?

(0:41) - Cavs add Tacko Fall to the big man mix
(2:33) - Ben Simmons wants out of Philadelphia
(4:33) - Cavs proposals for Simmons buil...

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Larry Nance Jr.'s time in Cleveland has ended.  We deep dive into the trade that sent Larry to Portland, and brought Finland's pride and joy, Lauri Markkanen to the Cavs.  Bob Schmidt, of Fox Sports Radio, discusses Lauri's fit alongside Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley, and well as why now was the time the Cavs chose to trade Larry.  The Cavs can learn from watching how the Bulls handled Lauri's free agency, and Kevin...

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Larry Nance Jr. has been traded!  The Cavs have brought in Lauri Markkanen on a 4 year, 67 million dollar deal.  Bob Schmidt, of Fox Sports Radio, gives his brief, immediate reaction to the deal in this emergency pod.  

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Bob Schmidt, of Fox Sports Radio, dives into the rumors of the Cavaliers interest in acquiring Dillon Brooks or Kyle Anderson from the Memphis Grizzlies.  Should the Cavs be shopping Nance?  What about future first rounders?  Then we jump into the legal battle between Nerlens Noel and superagent Rich Paul.  Finally, we breakdown the recent comments by CJ McCollum, president of the players' union, or the way the Heat treated Ken...

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Bob Schmidt, the voice of Fox Sports Radio, and lifetime Cavs fan, deep dives into Collin Sexton market value.  Where does he ultimately land following extensions for Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart?  Bobby Marks reveals a favorable contract structure that kept Josh Hart in New Orleans.  Who is the big winner in the Eric Bledsoe trade? Finally, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant blame the Warriors front office for mismanaging the afterm...

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In this episode, Bob Schmidt recaps the anti-climactic end to the Cavaliers summer league showcase of Evan Mobley.    From there, we launch into a recap of the biggest standouts and surprised from the NBA Vegas Summer League, debuting the "Summer League Seven", a completely arbitrary ranking of Bob's favorite summer league performances from across the league.

(0:16) - The Evan Mobley Shutdown
(4:09) - The Remainder of the...

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Bob Schmidt (of Fox Sports Radio, The Dan Patrick Show, the Colin Cowherd Show) introduces the Fear the 'Fro Podcast.  After introductions, and an explanation of the origins of the podcast, Bob discusses the Jarrett Allen extension and his place amongst his NBA center counterparts.  Then, Bob, dives into the remaining free agency options, touching on Josh Hart and Svi Mykhailiuk.  Finally, we break down summer league observatio...

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