Cleveland Plain Dealer sports columnist Terry Pluto reflected on his memories of the 2016 NBA championship won by the Cleveland Cavaliers 

He also talked about some of our favorite sports teams and the latest with them.


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Sports columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer Terry Pluto spoke with Sam and Brad to talk Cleveland sports, including the trades from the Browns, the inconsistencies of the Cavs, and the Indians as they continue Spring Training. 


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Terry Pluto, sport columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Indians' loss at the hands of the Yankees. 


He also discussed the players who are free agents including Jay Bruce and Carlos Santana, and if they would be in an Indians uniform next spring. 

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Wednesday, 05 July 2017 15:16

AUDIO Terry Pluto Discusses Indians, Kluber

Terry Pluto from the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday afternoon to talk Indians as they lost to the Padres last night 1-0 despite a great pitching performance from Corey Kluber.


Pluto also discussed the Cavaliers' ongoing search for a GM.

The full interview can be heard right here.


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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 20:23

AUDIO Pluto: It All Starts With Defense

Terry Pluto from and Cleveland Plain Dealer joined Sam and Brad live on site to join the guys ahead of Game #3 of the NBA Finals at the Q.


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Sports Columnist Terry Pluto from and the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with Sam Bourquin and Jay Brophy Monday to recap the Cavaliers' sweep over the Pacers in Indianapolis.


For the full interview with Terry, Sam, and Jay, click here.


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Terry Pluto from the Cleveland Plain Dealer joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers as they have limped down the stretch, losing to the Atlanta Hawks Sunday in overtime.

 The Cavs take on the Miami Heat tonight, minus the Big Three of LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving, who will be resting for this game.

 Terry stuck around  to talk about the Indians as they get ready for the home opener Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox. Sam, Jasen, and Brad will be broadcasting live from Progressive Field beginning at 10am.




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Sports columnist Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about some of the experimental extra inning rules as it relates to baseball.


For the full interview, click here. 

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Thursday, 15 December 2016 21:14

AUDIO: Terry Pluto Talks Cavs, New Book

Terry Pluto's new book The Comeback: LeBron, the Cavs, and Cleveland is on bookstore shelves now. It chronicles the departure and return of LeBron James and the run to the 2016 NBA championship. Pluto joined Jasen to talk about the book and some of the lesser-known stories about the Cavaliers.

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Monday, 21 November 2016 19:53

AUDIO Terry Pluto Discusses New Cavs Book

Terry Pluto, longtime sports reporter and columnist joined Sam Bourquin in the studio and talked about his new book,  The Comeback: LeBron, The Cavs, and Cleveland.


For the extended version of the interview, click below. For more information on Terry and his book, visit here.


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All eyes, at least in the sports world, will be on Cleveland, Ohio tomorrow night. Game One of the 2016 World Series just so happens to fall on the night of the Cavaliers receiving their championship rings.

Terry Pluto, long-time sportswriter for the Akron Beacon Journal and now with the Plain Dealer, stopped in studio on the Ray Horner Morning Show. Terry spoke at length about how the Indians got to this point, from the moment the team hired Terry Francona to the day before the 2016 World Series. Pluto went into detail about Francona’s involvement in shaping the team, from the power bats to the analytical number crunchers.

Pluto has a new book out, his thirtieth, called The Comeback: LeBron, The Cavs & Cleveland. It is available in stores and on Amazon.

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Thursday, 13 October 2016 08:57

AUDIO: Terry Pluto On Francona, ALCS

The first ALCS in nine years for the Indians is set to kick off Friday, and this time, the Tribe has the home field advantage.

Terry Pluto, author and long-time columnist for the Akron Beacon Journal and now the Plain Dealer, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about this run from Terry Francona’s Indians. Pluto discussed Tito’s managerial style and how the players have come to embrace it. Though Francona may not show it publicly, Pluto believes beating his former team in the ALDS was huge.

Onto the ALCS, Pluto calls the Blue Jays a “strange” team, in that not many believed Toronto would get this far. The Plain Dealer writer said the strength of the Blue Jays was not necessarily their power hitting, but their pitching, which had a lower ERA than the Indians.

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Terry Pluto is an award-winning sportswriter and columnist with the Plain Dealer, and is known across the region for his thoughts and analysis of the Browns, Cavaliers, and Indians. But what may not widely known is his work with prison inmates and addicts in their paths to recovery. Pluto joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss his experience in dealing with struggling or recovering addicts, specifically heroin. In the decades he has been meeting with these victims, Pluto has seen the growth of heroin in these communities, no matter the racial or socioeconomic background. He believes heroin is deadlier than crack cocaine.

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The Cavaliers are looking to even the NBA Finals tonight at the Quicken Loans Arena against the Golden State Warriors with the same formula that notched them a 30-point win in Game 3 Wednesday.

Terry Pluto stopped by the Sam Bourquin Show on a "Feel Good Friday" to weigh in on the importance  of tonight's game at home.

"You certainly don't want to go to Golden State down 3-1," Pluto says.

Game 4 can be heard on 1590 WAKR with coverage beginning at 8:30.

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Thursday, 02 June 2016 17:44

AUDIO Cavs/Warriors Ready For Game 1

It's finally here. The rematch is set as LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors, led by Stephen Curry.

Terry Pluto from joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the game and weigh in on what the Wine and Gold is looking to do in the series in order to capture an NBA title. 

"I talked to Steve Kerr yesterday and he told me these Cavaliers are a completely different team than last year," Pluto said.  He also it was the coaching change from David Blatt to Tyronn Lue, and the contrast in coaching styles there.


Over in the Bay Area, Vern Glenn from KPIX out west, says that excitement in Dub Nation is at a fever pitch and the vibe from the Warriors team is focused and determined.

"They (Golden State) are acutely aware that the Cavaliers are at full strength," Glenn said. 


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Could Believeland finally get its happy ending, or will a Cavaliers upset add to the misery? Time will tell.

Terry Pluto, best-selling author and columnist at the Plain Dealer, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to chat about the goings on in Cleveland sports, both past and present. First, Pluto felt the Believeland 30 for 30 was just “okay.” He did echo Rich Heldenfels’s thoughts on the lack of female members of the Northeast Ohio press in the documentary, and that he didn’t need another reminder of of the misery since he was present for them, but Pluto was fine with the film overall.

Onto the present, Pluto chatted about the state of the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. Pluto thinks the team has responded well to Tyronn Lue, claiming that the midseason firing of David Blatt “took the excuse away” from the players that, if they were to lose, they’d blame the coach. Other points of interest were the fiery jumpshooting from the Cavs, including the deadline move of bringing Channing Frye on board, whom GM David Griffin has been pursuing since 2009.

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