The Next Level

The Next Level

The Next Level with Emmett Golden, Jerod Cherry and Matt Fontana digs deeper into the biggest topics of the day. Two regular guys and a 3-time Super Bowl champ? You can't find this anywhere else! Its sports talks with a fresh perspective, and even more laughs!


The Next Level - 7.13.20

July 13, 2020 5 p.m.

Emmett and Matt have you covered with Jerod Cherry out. On a jam packed show, the guys hit you with the refresh, give you reason or excuse and discuss their top 5 potatoes.

The Next Level - 7.10.20

July 10, 2020 7:15 p.m.

Emmett Golden and Mike Rizzo debate on where David Njoku ranks as a TE in the NFL. Is it Fair or Foul for the Big 10 to only playing Conference games?

The Next Level - 7.9.20

July 9, 2020 5:43 p.m.

Matt Fontana host's today's show with Jerod Cherry. They start the show talking about Nick Chubb being ranked 7th among RB's in the league. First Energy Stadium has started planning for the upcoming season with fans at limited capacity. Breaking news out of the BigTen, they will only be playing conference opponents during the fall season in all sports, including football! Part of Gene Smith's press conference is aired in the show. Matt and Jerod talk about Tinder and its credibility. What is the best case and worse case for each team in the AFC North.

The Next Level - 7.8.20

July 8, 2020 5:50 p.m.

Matt Fontana hosts today's show with Jerod Cherry. They discuss the 10 year anniversary of LeBron's decision to leave for Miami. Can Baker be a top 10 QB this season? Bridget joins for the Refresh to talk Indians name change and more. The Hit List with Almost Rich Almost Famous talks what's hot and what's not. The Top 5 at 5 is your favorite video games. Matt is confident in OBJ's health for this upcoming season.

The Next Level - 7.7.20

July 7, 2020 5:25 p.m.

The Next Level talks about the potential name change for the Indians and run through a few name suggestions, none of which meet Emmett's standards. The Refresh give some updates on some Browns players including Olivier Vernon and David Njoku. "Grind my Gears" goes over some technology issues for Jerod before Emmett tells a story about being mistaken in public. The 5 at 5 goes over the best team names out there. They also continue the conversation about David Njoku asking for a trade out of Cleveland.

The Next Level - 7.2.20

July 2, 2020 5:04 p.m.

Matt Fontana hosts today's show with Jerod. In the first hour they talk about a few articles written about Baker Mayfield. Matt Bowen's article about 5 ways to unlock Baker's potential makes Matt Fontana question which aspect of the Browns will help Baker the most (play calling, Stefanski, O-Line, Experience). Matt and Jerod talk about OBJ's career in Cleveland and how long he'll be here. Matt talks some Cavs and Collin Sexton, is he the scorer they need? Today's Top 5 at 5 is your favorite holidays. The NBA is having a second Bubble in Chicago for the 8 teams not in the playoffs.

The Next Level - 7.1.20

July 1, 2020 6 p.m.

It's a "One Word Wednesday" on The Next Level with the guys giving their one words on the future of sports and if they are worried about how each sport might change. Emmett shares a personal story or at least tries to before Stan the Man calls in. The Refresh breaks some news about the NFL preseason and how it might impact the Browns. Betsy P and Bridget from "Almost Rich Almost Famous" stop by for The Hit List and special announcement. The 5 at 5 goes over the guys biggest pet peeves. They also talk about Cam Newton heading to New England.

The Next Level - 6.30.20

June 30, 2020 5:56 p.m.

Matt Fontana hosts today's show with Jerod Cherry. They discuss "The Backstory" special on LeBron's decision. Both Matt and Jerod go over what grinds their gears. OBJ lets the fans know on Twitter that the Browns have unfinished business. Today's Top 5 at 5 is breakfast items. Matt brings up how the amount of travel will impact the Browns this season. What TV shows went on for too long and those that were too short?

The Next Level - 6.29.20

June 29, 2020 6 p.m.

The Next Level recap the "Backstory" on ESPN talking about The Decision and how they look back on LeBron's faithful night. Indians Manager Terry Francona had a meeting with the media and the guys listen to Tito. They jump back into their LeBron conversation before The Refresh. They also do "Reason or Excuse" with sound from Francona and the Backstory. The 5 at 5 is the best performers the guys have seen. They talk about NASCAR stepping up and things they don't remember from school.

The Next Level - 6.26.20

June 26, 2020 5:18 p.m.

Matt Fontana hosts the show today with Jerod. It's a Fair or Foul Friday and Matt wants to know if it's fair or foul that the NBA has done nothing for the teams left out of the NBA return. Bridget Linton joins the show for the Refresh where she talks about ESPN airing a special on LeBron's Decision from 2010. Matt and Jerod discuss their expectations for Baker Mayfield. Ice Cream flavors are today's Top 5 at Five. The Indians pitching is a topic of discussion as the MLB is close to returning.