Cavs lose to Memphis 111-109…

Below are a collection of thoughts on last night’s loss to Memphis… * The Cavaliers game played out in stark contrast to our Wine and Gold Pregame Podcast last night.  Glenn and I started out slow due to working through some technical difficulties, and finished the last 45 minutes real strong…according to me. The Cavaliers started […]

EPISODE 3 : “Wine & Gold Podcast” Cavs/Grizzlies Pregame Show

“Wine & Gold Podcast” Pregame Show vs. Grizzlies 12.08.09 – Click to Listen Brendan and I previewed the Cavaliers/Grizzlies game on the “Wine & Gold Podcast” on 12.08.09. We hit on the Bucks/Cavs game and gave our opinions on bench play, LeBron, and also Brandon Jennings. We also threw in a little LBJ/MJ debate and […]

More of the same tonight…Grizzlies up next

Cavalier Fans, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching our Cavs get back to absolutely dismantling teams. We’re in a nice little stretch right now and things should continue tonight against the lowly Grizzlies.  Maybe that dud in Charlottewas the best thing that could’ve happened to them.  Since then they have decimated two of the elite teams out […]

Bloguin NBA Power Rankings

Edition 3 of the BlogPoll NBA Power Rankings were released this morning, taking into account the votes cast by yours truly.  I had the Cavaliers at #2.  Is that too much?  I didn’t think so, really.  They just blew out the teams ranked #5 – Suns – and #7 – Dallas – to kick off […]

On Donaghy, Dancing, and Delonte

Watching Tim Donaghy last night I couldn’t help but find the part about how he picked NBA winners believable.  It’s pretty easy to picture, and pretty easy to understand.  Refs are just like everybody else in that they don’t like to be told they are bad at their job.  When a player shows a ref […]

EPISODE 2 : “Wine & Gold Podcast” Cavs/Bucks Pregame Show

“Wine & Gold Podcast” Pregame Show vs. Bucks 12.06.09 – Click to Listen Brendan and I previewed the Cavaliers/Bucks game on the “Wine & Gold Podcast” on 12.06.09 and like our first pregame show, we did not disappoint our viewers with the second. We hit on the Bulls/Cavs game and gave our opinions on the […]

Preview: Cavaliers – Bucks

The Cavs (14-5) are fresh off sweeping a 3-game homestand after whomping the Bulls on Friday 101-87, and now take to the road to kick off a 3-game road trip at 3pm today against the Bucks (9-9) in Milwaukee.  On Brandon Jennings and LBJ:   The highlight-reel matchup for today’s game is obviously LeBron vs. Brandon […]

Podcast debuts…Cavs win 101-87

Glenn and I kicked off our Wine and Gold Pregame Podcast yesterday, and the Cavaliers went on to win 101-87 over the Bulls…coincidence? Yeah I know, none whatsoever.  Nevertheless, if you missed it, feel free to check it out here.  We’ll be back on Sunday to recap the Cavs-Bulls game, as well as preview the match-up with […]

EPISODE 1 : “Wine & Gold Podcast” Cavs/Bulls Pregame Show

The “Wine & Gold Podcast” kicked off their first pregame show on 12.4.09, previewing the Cavs/Bulls game! We hit on the Cavs game vs. the Suns, Z, DWest, and the play of Jamario Moon. Our next show will be Sunday, December 6, at 1PM ET, as we preview the Bucks/Cavs game! We also will be […]

More on Cavs-Bulls…Tonight at 8

On the Bulls: Since last month, Chicago has lost Ty Thomas, Jannero Pargo, and Kirk Hinrich to injury. But the team has also been consistently strong on defense, and  Taj Gibson is getting more comfortable in his role in the lineup.  Derrick Rose, meanwhile, is slowly awakening from his bum-ankle-induced slumber, and looks poised to be a […]

Guest Blogger: KingJamesGospel – Cavs-Bulls Preview

Cody Norman of was nice enough to stop by here at StepienRules and provide us with a GuestBlogger’s Preview of tonight’s Cavaliers – Bulls Game.  We appreciate Cody stopping by, and his preview is as follows: By Cody Norman – Take Two: Cavs, Bulls Face Off on ESPN With just seconds left on the clock, […]

Jimmy Valvano’s Week

On this Friday during Jimmy V week, I just wanted to take a brief moment to pay tribute to the late great Jim Valvano, and the tremendous foundation that bears his name, while carrying on his legacy.  This speech he gave back in 1993 was the greatest speech I had ever heard when I was a kid, first watching him give it during the ESPY […]

Around the Association…

The following is a list of links from around the web that I found intersting enough to suggest that you click on: In case you didn’t hear, Ron-Ron used to drink Henney at halftime – Ball Don’t Lie, J.E. Skeets With a tearful A.I. set to rejoin the Sixers, a rewind back to early days of Iverson – The […]

724 Games ago he had hair…Cavs win 107-90

On throwback night – honoring the 1988-89 Cavaliers – the Cavs dressed up like members of an 80s hairband for the pregame intros, for some reason.  Zydrunas Ilgauskas, looking more like Marilyn Manson, entered the game in the first quarter, and set the all-time mark for games played as a Cavalier.  Congrats to Big Z, 14 points 6 […]