Power Rankings And A Full Slate Of Analysis Normally, around this time of year, I am consumed with Christmas anticipation. I’m still looking forward to Christmas this year, but this time around something is different. The smell of NFL playoffs lingers in the cool, crisp Ohio air. The 8-5 Cleveland Browns are gearing up to
King James Returns To Lift Cavs To Much Needed Victory This team is getting close to being healthy. Last night marked the return of LeBron James (from injury) and Anderson Varejao (from foolishness), and saw the continued inspired play from Larry Hughes (I can’t believe I just said that). The newly uplifted team responded in
Daniel Gibson Becomes The Latest To Miss Time? For sure, this has been the most frustrating Cavaliers season of the LeBron Era. Decimated by injuries and foolish holdouts, the team is in the midst of a 6 game losing streak, with a record of 9-12, and a 4th place position in their own division. For
What Do All These Numbers Really Mean? One of the things that my Statistics professor at Ohio State always used to tell us has always really stuck with me. He always had this saying, “Beware of statistics, because once an individual has become aware of how to properly manipulate numbers, he can use them in
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who extended their sympathies and condolences, whether it be those who left comments or those who emailed. It was greatly appreciated. After a weekend in which sports were the farthest thing from my mind, I am anxious to get back to brining you the commentary, analysis,
My grandfather passed away today. I debated back and forth as to whether I wanted to write this post. It initially felt like a hollow gesture. But the more I sat here, the more I felt that it was something I wanted to write. After all, isn’t that what blogs are all about….expressing our feelings
Brady Quinn Draft Day Deal Still The Right Thing To Do ESPN.com held their first Mock Draft already today. If the season ended today, the Browns would have the 21st overall pick, which would go to Dallas to complete the Brady Quinn deal. To this day the deal still looks brilliant to me. I’m not
Can We Just Give The Heisman To LeBron? Ok, I know this isn’t a college sports blog, but some stories can’t be passed up. The Heisman votes are in, and the finalists have been invited to New York for the festivities. The 4 finalists for this year’s award are Hawaii’s Colt Brennan, Missouri’s Chase Daniel,
From Fortune Slams To Varejao Quotes While LeBron is still sitting out with a sprained finger, those of us going through LBJ withdrawal can get our fix by checking out the latest issue of Fortune Magazine. The article is a fascinating read, as it discusses LeBron, Inc CEO Maverick Carter, Warren Buffett, and Nike, amongst
If Only My Portugese Was Better I have not seen this reported anywhere else, so I’m not sure how valid this is. Also, it’s being reported in Portugese, so I ran it through Google’s translator. According to this story, however, Anderson Varejao has signed a 3 year deal with the Charlotte Bobcats. If this is
Browns Fail To Show Up In Arizona, Lose In Disappointing Fashion In what can only be described as a pathetic performance, the Cleveland Browns fell to the Arizona Cardinals today by a score of 27-21. The Browns fell to 7-5 and are now back in the Wild Card pack and are tied with Tennessee for
Week 13 Cleveland Browns vs Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Arizona 4:00 PM Another week, another step closer to the playoffs. The Browns (7-4) will be heading to Glendale to take on the Arizona Cardinals (5-6). The Browns, a team trying to sustain its new identity as an offensive power fighting for a
A Look Ahead To The Browns’ 2008 Starting Quarterback The Cleveland Browns are certainly no strangers to quarterback controversies. The position has been a virtual, and literal, revolving door since the team re-emerged from hiatus in 1999. In the 9 seasons of the new Browns franchise, there have been a total of 10 starting quarterbacks.
Team Falters, Varejao Lounges People sometimes like to say ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same’. Unfortunately, when things don’t change, they have a funny way of still staying exactly the same. Imagine that. Last night, the Cavaliers once again displayed a simply pathetic defensive performance and even yet another superhuman performance
Big Z Logging Big Minutes….But Is This A Problem For The Future? People who have been following the NBA closely this season know that there’s a giant secret in the Association this year. Quietly, and under the radar, Cavaliers’ center Zydrunas Ilgauskas is quietly having one of, if not the, best seasons of his career.
2008 Brings New Alternative Uniforms Even if the Tribe fields almost the same team in ’08, they will still look different, yet familiar, on the field. The Indians unveiled their new alternative uniforms for 2008, as they have dropped the old vest look and have moved to a retro, throw-back style uniform. Call me crazy,
How Sweet It Is!!! Browns Persevere Through Bizarre Ending To Complete Season Sweep Of The Ravens Coming into this game, the Browns hadn’t lost 2 games in a row all season. That was on the line when Phil Dawson lined up to attempt a 51 yard FG with 0:03 left in the game to try
Cavaliers’ Guard Out A Month With Bruise And no, I’m not talking about his bruised ego, his bruised confidence, or any other psyches that Larry Hughes may have injured in his short time with Cleveland. But Brian Windhorst reported today that Larry Hughes is expected to miss about a month with a bruised left leg.
C.C. Sabathia Takes Home AL’s Top Pitcher Award Cleveland Indians’ starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia has won the American League Cy Young Award. The Cy Young marks the third major award taken home by the Tribe this offseason, following the Executive of the Year Award (Mark Shapiro) and the American League Gold Glove Award (Grady Sizemore).
Browns Blow Early Lead, Lose To Pittsburgh The Browns’ 3 game win streak was snapped today, as we once again fell to the Steelers 31-28. The Browns fall to 5-4 on the season while Pittsburgh takes a commanding lead in the AFC North with a 7-2 record. The Browns took a 21-9 lead into the