Victory Jumpoff Radio – Show #21: To Jay-Z Or Not To Jay Z?

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Jigga. Young Hova. S Dot Carter. J-A-Y-Hyphen. Controlling.

  1. Can I Live?
  2. In My Lifetime (Remix)
  3. A Million And One Questions
  4. There’s Been A Murder
  5. Lucky Me
  6. Feelin’ It
  7. Takeover
  8. Blueprint 2
  9. Encore
  10. Pump It Up Freestyle
  11. La-La-La (Excuse Me Miss Again)
  12. Soon You’ll Understand
  13. Only A Customer
  14. Imaginary Player
  15. Nigga What, Nigga Who (Originator 99)
  16. Somewhereinamerica
  17. D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
  18. Say Hello
  19. Come And Get Me
  20. Heart Of The City (Ain’t No Love)
  21. D’Evils
  22. Streets Is Talking
  23. You Must Love Me
  24. Hovi Baby
  25. Public Service Announcement (Interlude)

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Hyphen Nation – Episode #10: Book To The Future – 1st LP, Side A

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On the day after what may be remembered as one of the darkest days for many, I finally found time to have my first guest ever. Errick Greenlee is not just a son, brother, husband, father, or purveyor of all things nerd fresh. He’s not just a writer or filmmaker. He’s not just the king of the Lightning Round or his #GoingInRaw column for KillerBoomBox. Nor is he just one half of a dynamic t-shirt designing duo. In addition to that glistening resume, Errick Greenlee is a professional wrestling fan. And nothing was the same.

So we start to fantasy book the WWE until SummerSlam and already, the ideas are flowing. Reigns, Styles, Rollins, Balor, Ziggler. Trust me, this is the phenomenal forearm of the fantasy booking; it’s that over. Plus we take the time to talk about Chyna and Prince. And this is only the first edition in what I hope will be many more appearances but Mr. Greenlee. Hold on to your butts.

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NFL’s Black Hole Shining Bright This Offseason

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It’s time I step away from my Browns articles and take a look at a team on the rise, the Oakland Raiders. They’ve been able to draft well in recent years, giving the team a solid young core to build their roster around. The Raiders were able to utilize Free Agency this offseason to truly complement that core unit. The team knew they had money to spend and they definitely weren’t frugal. Here’s an overview of what Oakland has done this offseason.

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Hyphen Nation – Episode #9: Knock On Wood

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On a very special day, Hyphen Nation 9 is born into existence! Today’s topics include the 2nd birthday of my daughter Aaliyah (that’s the special day, take that smokers), my experiences as a “single” dad, why I’ve been so lazy creatively lately, the tough decision between my Android and becoming one of those iPhone users, and an update about those lifestyle changes I keep saying I’m going to make (the elephant scale at the Smithsonian Zoo wasn’t impressed). Plus: I predict the 2016 NBA Playoffs in their entirety. And I don’t care if you say it’s not fair to pick after they officially start. Besides, there are no surprises to be heard here.

This episode is all about the positive vibes so check that negativity at the door. Or to Yankee Stadium.

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One Season In Cleveland: Draft Possibilities

Jan 9, 2016; Frisco, TX, USA; North Dakota State Bison quarterback Carson Wentz (11) throws a pass in the third quarter against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in the FCS Championship college football game at Toyota Stadium. North Dakota State won the championship 37-10. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, I talked about the Browns offseason up to this point. Since then the Browns released Donte Whitner, who was a starter for the team the previous two seasons. As the roster reconstruction continues, it brings about questions about what areas are the team going to address in the draft. What areas are of the utmost importance? What positions do they feel confident enough to not make an immediate change to? And how will those changes translate on the football field.

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Slater’s Signature Finisher: WrestleMania 32 Thoughts

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I wasn’t able to watch WrestleMania 32 live on Sunday night, so I avoided all social media and spent nearly five hours on Monday morning and afternoon watching on the WWE Network. This was literally the biggest WrestleMania ever. Held in the Dallas Cowboys stadium, WWE broke their all-time attendance record that was previously set at WrestleMania III. In 1987, Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant brought in 93,173. On April 3, 2016, WWE brought in 101,763 fans from around the world.

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One Season in Cleveland: 2016 Offseason

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According to many journalists, media people, and front office people in Cleveland, the Browns franchise is officially in a rebuilding mode. While I agree to an extent, I would argue more so that Cleveland never really had a true franchise to rebuild. They are merely just starting the first step that was never completed since the 1999 rebirth.

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Album Review: Weezer’s self titled “White Album”

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Weezer’s tenth studio album, the self-titled “White Album” will be released April 1. This will be their fourth untitled album with a color theme, after the blue, green, and red albums. And, yes, I’m sure they know another band back in the day previously released a self-titled “White Album.”

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Victory Jumpoff Radio – Show #20: The Final Banana

The Final Banana is for dancing. If you don’t like to dance, you’ll dance. If you like to dance, you’ll sweat. If you like to sweat, you need The Final Banana.

  1. Madonna – Vogue
  2. Snap – Rhythm Is A Dancer
  3. Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
  4. EMF – Unbelievable
  5. Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy
  6. Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (She’s Home)
  7. C+C Music Factory – Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
  8. Gerardo – Rico Suave
  9. Haddaway – What Is Love?
  10. Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hotstepper
  11. La Bouche – Be My Lover
  12. Robin S. – Show Me Love
  13. Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock – It Takes Two
  14. Sir Mix-A-Lot – Baby Got Back
  15. Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam
  16. Black Box – Everybody Everybody
  17. Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch – Good Vibrations
  18. CeCe Peniston – Finally
  19. Maxi Priest – Close To You
  20. Paula Abdul – Straight Up
  21. Arrested Development – People Everyday
  22. Heavy D and the Boyz – Now That We Found Love
  23. Madonna – Express Yourself
  24. Bobby Brown – Every Little Step (Radio Edit)
  25. Young MC – Bust A Move

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Hyphen Nation – Episode #8: I Feel Petty

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In this episode, everybody gets it! And by that I mean that I talk about how I hold grudges (I was taught by the best) and how it feels when Seinfeld loses his Newman (it feels pretty great). I also spend some time talking about being just one of the girls (people like talking to me. It’s a gift and a curse) and how I became enshrined in the Mario Kart Wii Hall of Fame (it’s a real thing. You can totally look it up. You’ll see a picture of my victims sad faces next to my name). I wrap things up by talking about how Steph Curry is having his moment and how I no longer lust after Little Caesar’s bacon wrapped pizza.

I may also be muttering under my breath at times. It was a rough week.

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