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Worthy of the Jersey

There are a million sports shows that examine the X's and O's of the game. Worthy of the Jersey is unique. famed basketball coach Eric Flannery and cohost Tim Smith also focus on the mentality of professional, college, and high school sports, sharing their insight on what it takes to be a champion. Base in Cleveland, Ohio
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May 2, 2018

Chris Fedor from cleveland.com and 92.3 the Fan joins Eric and Tim in the coaches office. Chris talks about how he got started in sports radio and all the jobs he took that lead to him getting a career in sports media. The trio talks about the Cavs, their playoff run, what is going well and not so well and also give some behind the scenes insight.

 

Find us on twitter!

@chrisfedor

@coachflan

@timmys24

Apr 25, 2018

Eric and Tim are back from the coaches office! They start the show giving some quick thoughts on today's announcement for proposed changes to the NCAA and college draft structure. Then at about the 10 minute mark they give their thoughts on the Cavs, the playoff run so far and any adjustments that can be made. Finally, some Browns draft talk!

 

As discussed on the show, if there is any potential interested sponsors, contact Tim at timmys24@yahoo.com

Mar 30, 2018

Solon Head Basketball Coach Tony DeCesare (@CoachDeCesare) joins Eric (@CoachFlan) and Tim (@timmys24) in the office to discuss a wide range of basketball topics. Topics include: 

1:30 - Coach DeCesare discusses his coaching background, how he got started and became the HC at Solon.

6:00 - Coach talks about the turning points during the Solon season.

17:00 - What was the experience like making the school's first final four?

21:45 - How did Coach DeCesare and the Solon team deal with the quick transition from the state semifinal to state final. What are coach's takeaways from the state final game?

35:30 - Remembering the '98 title game and comparing the atmosphere at St. john arena to the Schott.

39:30 - A look at Solon's outgoing and returning players.

44:15 - Sincere Cary's prospects and a general discussion on the state of college basketball recruiting.

57:50 - Coach DeCesare's perspective on competing against private schools as a public school coach.

1:03:00 - How analytics impact Solon's playing style.

1:08:00 - A discussion on the shot clock and high school basketball.

 

Mar 29, 2018

St. Vincent St. Mary Coach Dru Joyce (@CoachDruJoyce) joins Eric (@coachflan) and Tim (@timmys24) in the coaches office for a wide ranging conversation. The topics and timestamps covered:

5 min: Summarizing the Irish's 2018 season and what was their turning point?

13 min: What is mindset for playing Trotwood-Madison?

20 min: How do you prepare for the short turnaround to the state title game?

27 min: Coach Joyce talks about how he got his start into coaching and how he became the head coach at SVSM.

37 min: How has high school basketball and the job of a coach changed over the last 10-15 years?

47 min: Coaching Lebron

59 min: Competitive balance and it's impact in Ohio. Will SVSM jump to Division 1?

1:03: The coaches' thoughts on whether high school should have a shot clock.

1:07: The coaches' thoughts on the block/charge rule and whether it should be changed or abolished.

 

 

Mar 21, 2018

Eric (@coachflan) and Tim (@timmys24) recap St. Ed's season ending loss in the Sweet 16 to the Lorain Titans. Coach Flannery goes through the emotions of coaching his youngest son in his last game and talks about what a coach goes through after a disappointing end to the season. The duo also discusses the approach to the beginning of the offseason.

Finally, Eric and Tim discuss the Final 4's for all 4 divisions in Ohio and give some quick thoughts on the NCAA Sweet 16.

 

Mar 13, 2018

St. Ed's assistant varsity coach Josh Nugent (@Josh_Nugent) joins Eric (@coachflan) and Tim (@timmys24) in the coaches office to discuss St. Ed's tournament run to the District title and preparation for the regional tournament.

At about the 21 minute mark, the trio discusses the Solon - Shaker Hts game at the Cleveland Regional. And at the 23 minute mark, they preview the NCAA tournament, giving their final 4 picks and sleepers for each region.

Feel free to pass along comments or questions for future shows via twitter.

Go Eagles!

Mar 2, 2018

Eric and Tim check in from the coaches office to talk high school playoffs. Topics on this week's episode:

5:30 - Late game situations and approach to practicing and preparing for them.

19:30 - Using and saving timeouts in tournament games.

24:00 - Things Coach Flannery focuses on when it comes to St. Ed's for each tournament game.

30:00 - Coach Flan talks about coaching his youngest son, PJ, and emotions of that heading into the tournament.

34:30 - Previewing each Division 1 NE Ohio district.

42:00 - A few minutes on the Cavs.

Good luck to all teams competing in the playoffs. Go Eagles! 

Feb 22, 2018

Eric and Tim are joined in the coaches office by Jim Flannery, longtime varsity assistant and older brother of Eric. The group chats about the role of an assistant coach, growing up in the Flannery home, perparing for the playoffs and some stories from last weekend's '98 state champs reunion. 

And, as mentioned on the show, here is the link to support Coach Flannery and the St. Baldrick's fundraiser: https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/959078/2018

 

 

Feb 8, 2018

The Cavs traded everyone! Well, not quite everyone but a lot of guys. Eric and Tim sit down in the Coach's Office to give their initial reactions of a busy NBA Trade Deadline day.

Any comments or questions, find us on twitter!

@coachflan

@timmys24

Feb 1, 2018

There's less than one month left in the regular season. Eric and Tim talk St. Ed's basketball, the season so far and looking forward to preparing for the playoffs. Show outline:

0:30 - Intro and '98 State Championship reunion on Fab. 17th. All are invited!

4:00 - Update on this year's St. Ed's team. What are we focusing on as we try and peak at the right time?

8:30 - Discuss how players show leadership and how leadership is fostered.

13:00 - Identifying strengths & weaknesses to work on.

15:00 - Creating a sense of urgency late in the season.

23:00 - Staying well conditioned but also fresh late in the season.

26:00 - Scouting opponents and looking ahead, how we scout opponents.

29:00 -  Some Cavs talk!

38:45 - Super Bowl picks and prop bets we enjoy making.

Please tweet us with any questions or show topic suggestions!

@coachflan

@timmys24

Jan 25, 2018

Eric and Tim are back in the coaches' office to talk about the Cavs! Show summary:

 

2:30 - What is going on with and what is the root of the issues with the Cavs

11:00 - Lineups and player combos

14:40 - Do they need to make a trade?

19:30 - Coach Flan's insights and inside info

24:00 - Should Koby Altman ask Lebron to waive his no trade clause?

28:30 - Issues with Kyrie trade monday morning quarterbacking

31:00 - Potential trade targets

36:00 - Looking forward

Find us on twitter!

@coachflan

@timmys24

 

 

Jan 19, 2018

Eric and Tim are joined in the coaches' office by Chas Wolfe, director of the Dunk4Diabetes event at John Carroll on Jan. 28. Chase also talked about his profession, providing scouting services for over 130 college basketball programs. Show outline:

2:30 - Chas talks about his background and what lead him into providing scouting services for college programs

10:30 - The trio talks about what college coaches look for in recruits and some of the typical ups and downs recruits may get into

27:00 - The ever popular topic of using a shot clock in high school is discussed

36:00 - Info about the Dunk4Diabetes, including how to get tickets. Then the group goes through the event matchup by matchup.

 

Follow Chas on twitter @highmajorscoop

Coach Flannery: @coachflan

Tim: @timmys24

Jan 11, 2018

Eric and Tim are back in the coaches' office and discuss these topics this week:

 

1:15 - Eric complains about Tim's fantasy football league

6:30 - Eric discusses observing Jalen Hurts in the national title game and talks about establishing culture at St. Ed's

26:30 - Tim mentions some culture building practices that St. Ed's basketball uses

32:00 - Eric discusses the use of standards instead of rules in the program and how that impacts culture

42:45 - Tim shares a story of a friends' youth coach and the duo discusses how they would react and how the mindset they have in regards to their children's youth coaches

 

Please follow Worthy of the Jeresey on facebook. Find St. Edward basketball on twitter and instagram. 

As always, the hosts are available on twitter:

@coachflan

@timmys24

Thanks for the likes and ratings!

Jan 4, 2018

Eric and the St. Ed's basketball team are back from the Holiday tournament in San Diego. Eric and Tim follow up on thoughts of coverage of high school basketball, give their thoughts on whether high school basketball should have a shot clock (spoiler: it should), and how the team fared in San Diego.

Twitter:

@sehs_basketball

@coachflan

@timmys24

Instagram:

sehs_hoops

Dec 21, 2017

Eric and Tim get in the coaching office studio for one last show for 2017. This week's show starts with a discussion about St. Ed's upcoming trip to San Diego. They then discuss the culture around team and player promotion at the high school level. Coach Flan gives his thoughts on whether OKC should trade Paul George and whether the Cavs should be willing to trade their Brooklyn pick. Finally, a surprise pop-in from Coach Mark Carney, and a quick discussion on Hue Jackson and losing confidence as a coach and we wrap the year with some college football picks.

Thanks for all the support, everyone have a great Holiday season!

We are on Facebook, search Worthy of the Jersey. 

Instagram: sehs_hoops

Twitter:

@coachflan

@timmys24

@coachmacarney

@sehs_basketball

 

Dec 15, 2017

Apologies for the poor audio quality on this one. Technical glitch! We will have the issue straightened out by the next show. We understand if you download but don't listen on this one!

Eric & Tim are back in the caoches office talking about coaching against Eric's former player and coaching staff member (also Tim's former teammate) Brian Ansberry on Friday night. At about the 25 min mark, Tim gets Eric to give a few minute rant on Lavar and the Ball family.

Check out St. Edward basketball on twitter (@sehs_basketball) and instagram (sehs_hoops)

Dec 7, 2017

Eric and Tim are recording from Eric's office for the first time and talking about the start of the St. Edward basketball season. The Eagles are dealing with injuries to 2 starters and Coach Flannery discusses his approach to injuries, dealing both with the injured player and the team. The duo then discuss when is the appropriate time to start forming opinions about the team and when to consider possible adjustments over the course of the season. Find us on twitter! @coachflan @timmys24 @sehs_basketball

Nov 20, 2017

After a brief hiatus, Eric and Tim return to discuss the start of a new high school basketball season. After two weeks of practices and two scrimmages, Eric and Tim give their points of emphasis and impressions of the team so far. Among many topics, they discuss offensive spacing and how shot selection impacts that, and also switching on defense, and Coach Flannery's approach and philosophy towards switching. Finally, at the end, there are some quick thoughts on the Cavs.

Oct 26, 2017

The voice of St. Edward athletics, Adam Mendoza, joins Eric and Tim to preview this Saturday's St. Ed's - St. Ignatius football game. The group discusses Adam's background in broadcasting, then get into the keys for this Saturday's game. Matchups, common opponents, players to watch and even impact of the weather are all discussed.

The game can be streamed on Saturday night at stedwardeagles.com. Adam is on twitter @stedwardpbp

Reminder, the St. Ed's basketball fundraiser is Sunday! Tickets are available at the door. And details here: http://sehsbasketball.blogspot.com/2017/10/fundraiser-for-st-edward-basketball-at.html

 

 

Oct 19, 2017

Cavs great Zydrunas Ilgauskas joined Eric and Tim in studio for a wide-ranging basketball discussion. Topics with Z include:

  • playing basketball and growing up in Yugoslavia
  • shot clock in youth basketball
  • developing young players
  • his decision on whether to play college basketball
  • getting drafted by the Cavs and coming to Cleveland
  • playing with Lebron
  • strategy to play the Warriors

 

Check out the St. Edward basketball fundraiser on October 29th! Information here:

https://www.sehs.net/st-edward-basketball-fundraiser

 

Sep 29, 2017

In part 2, Eric and Tim discuss the FBI investigation and charges into NCAA Basketball programs and shoe companies. Eric gives his thoughts on the culture that lead to these charges, how it all impacts high school and college basketball, and what might happen next. If you have specific comments or questions on this topic, we'd love to hear from you! Tweet @coachflan or @timmys24. Find us on Facebook, search Worthy of the Jersey

Sep 29, 2017

Coach Flannery got to attend Cavs practice earlier this week and he gives some insight into what goes on in an NBA practice. Also, Eric and Tim talk about Dwyane Wade's fit as the newest member of the Cavs and discuss the Cavs' outlook as the season approaches. Check out part 2 for a discussion on the FBI investigation into NCAA Basketball. @coachflan and @timmys24 on twitter

Sep 22, 2017

Eric & Tim meander into a conversation about social media, how to deal with it as a coach and the issues that can arise from that. The conversation is started by discussing Kevin Durant and his recent twitter gaffe. The duo also discusses the team dynamic of the Cavs and how it may shift with the loss of Kyrie Irving. The fundraiser Tim mentioned on the show can be found here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/real-men-wear-pink-benefiting-the-american-cancer-society-tickets-37551718200

As always find Coach Flan (@coachflan) and Tim (@timmys24) on twitter or Facebook search Worthy of the Jersey.

Aug 28, 2017

St. Edward Football Coach Tom Lombardo joins Eric and Tim in studio to discuss the Eagles week 1 40-10 win over Erie McDowell and preview the rest of the Eagles season. Coach gives his thoughts on how to quickly acclimate a lot of new players and rotating QB's, plus much more! You can watch all St. Edward football games online at stedwardeagles.com

Aug 23, 2017

An emergency pod! Eric and Tim give their initial reactions to the Kyrie trade to Boston. They discuss what impact they think the trade will have on both the Cavs and the Celtics and how it impacts the Cavs title chances and future with Lebron James.

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