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While We’re Waiting… “You’re Going the Wrong Way!”

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com.

Kent State player runs the wrong way with a fumble recovery… Your Holiday Weekend begins with a laugh.

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“Immediately, Miller’s evolution became Meyer’s No. 1 project. A little more than nine months after those statements, Meyer will hand the keys to his Corvette – the Ohio State offense – to Miller, who is no-longer a 16-year-old that just passed his driver’s test. The head coach is trusting his driver to avoid speed bumps and potholes along a 12-game – or mile – stretch that includes many possible pitfalls.

Miller has felt bottled up in August practices, but he also said the limitations put on his scrambling have made him a better quarterback, both throwing the ball and making reads.” [Rowland/Eleven Warriors]

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Exploring some trade options for the Cavs– “The Cavaliers would then have even more cap room next summer, the potential of Quincy Miller, a potential long term solution at SF that doesn’t break the bank in Chandler, and a team that will probably be a little bit worse next season without Varejao, which would mean a better draft pick. Plus, it would mean more minutes for Tyler Zeller and Tristan Thompson. I really like a team with Irving, Dion Waiters, Wilson Chandler, Tristan Thompson, and Tyler Zeller going forward, with plenty of money and draft picks to upgrade the roster. The Nuggets wouldn’t break the bank, and could move forward with Ty Lawson, Gallinari, Iguodala, Varejao, McGee, and Faried and Koufos off the bench. Its a deep, big team that will be well coached by George Karl.

Which roster puts the Cavaliers in better position to win an NBA championship? Irving, Waiters, Wilson, Thompson, Zeller, Miles, Miller? Or Irving, Waiters, Gee, Thompson, Varejao, Zeller, Miles? I like the first one.” [Zavac/Fear the Sword]

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The gang at The Orange and Brown Report submit their 53 man rosters. [The OBR]

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A rare talent down in Cincinnati– “Hamilton has stolen 154 bases in 127 games in the minors this year, in High-A and Double-A, breaking Vince Coleman‘s minor league stolen base record. Hamilton also stole 103 in 135 games in Single-A last year. If Billy played 150 games in the majors, the odds are awfully good that he could steal 100 bases, which no one has done since Coleman in 1987. Hell, Mike Podhorzer estimated that he could steal 100 bases as a pinchrunner next year.

Only four men have stolen 100 bases ever, and you probably know their names. Eight 100-steal seasons occurred between the years 1962 and 1987, and none before or since. Maury Wills stole 104 bases in 1962, setting the all-time single-season record, breaking Ty Cobb‘s modern baseball record of 96 steals in 1915, which had stood for 47 years.* Lou Brock upped the ante in 1974, with 118, which is still the second-most of all time. Then, of course, six of the eight 100-steal seasons occurred between 1980 and 1987, with Rickey Henderson on the Billyball Athletics and Vince Coleman on the Whiteyball Cardinals.” [Fangraphs]

  • dwhit110

    WHY DID THEY TACKLE HIM!?!??!

  • In defense of a player from my alma mater, the guys on Towson were trying to tackle Andre Parker, so they didn’t know what was up either.

    Still, very entertaining.

  • boomhauertjs

    I think the stolen base is an under used weapon in baseball. It’d be interesting to see a team build it’s whole team around speed and just run like crazy. Maybe the Tribe should do that since there’s no other way they’re going to be entertaining.

  • mgbode

    early 00s Sciosia Angel’s teams? not all stolen base, but alot of SB and hit-n-run as well.

    the problem is that it is a risky strategy. specifically when the other team knows you want to do it. it takes a special athlete to be able to just take the base anyway (Rickey, Vince, and now Billy Hamilton)

  • mgbode

    people are decrying him for running the wrong way, which is pretty funny
    (as well as Towson trying to tackle him), but the funniest part is that
    he couldn’t advance the football anyway.

    then, we got to see the
    professionals don’t know the rule either as the same thing happened in
    the Dolphin game (they ran the correct way though).

  • mgbode

    I love how the trade scenario laughs at the Blazer fans for the Lillard -> Irving proposal and then goes right on to suggest they should give us Aldridge (top5 NBA PF) for Varejao + 2 late 1st round picks.

    (and yes, I’m guilty of floating crazy proposals too – hard not to in the NBA when some actually happen – but I don’t do it in the same paragraph of mocking others for doing it)

  • mgbode

    note: I do love his scenario of trading with Denver just because it puts Faried and AV on the same team. Could you imagine how much big men would dread facing the Nuggets in Denver?

    Random NBA PF: Holy crud. Not only is this the last game of the west coast swing and I have to play in high altitude (which is like playing in mud), but I have to deal with Andy-V? And, then when he gets 5% tired, they bring in Faried? Ummm…I think my ankle is acting up on me coach.