At least in the circles I have, no Buckeyes fans have really been talking about the Michigan State Spartans. Everyone I know seems to jump straight ahead to the chance Ohio State has to make a name for themselves against Penn State on October 25th. This is a big mistake. Let’s hope Jim Tressel hasn’t
While we pine away for championships here in the city of Cleveland, the area already has a champion walking around. Kelly Pavlik, the undisputed middle-weight champion of the world has a non-title bout up at the light-heavyweight weightclass on October 18th with Bernard Hopkins. Despite news of an elbow injury, Pavlik is apparently still ready
In Boston last season, the Celtics had a lot of “bonus players” show up and play well. It wasn’t so much about Paul PIerce, KG, and Ray Allen. They are the known quantities and everyone knew they had to play well. And even as Ray Allen struggled, the other two plus a combo of bonus
I know better. This is my mantra when it comes to watching sporting events. Particularly, this is my mantra when watching big, important sporting events like playoffs. I know better than to think that sitting in a certain seat on my couch makes a difference. I know better than to think that I can make
Apparently the self-glossed “best shooter in the NBA” will not be needed in Milwaukee this season after being a part of the trade that brought Mo Williams to the Cavaliers. Yesterday, Milwaukee announced that they feel it best for all parties involved that Damon Jones and his $4.4 million expiring deal need not report to
Phil Savage is on record supporting both Romeo Crennel and Derek Anderson. Much to my chagrin, Phil Savage has decided that one quarter of football played against one of the worst teams in the NFL, which results in victory, is reason enough to stay the course with this sinking ship. First on Romeo Crennel… “It’s
First of all, if you missed Rock’s amazing recap, make sure you go read it. He lays out percectly what most of us were thinking during the Browns game yesterday vs. Cincinnati. That being said, and while trying not to trod on the exact same ground as Rock, I will give you my notes from
Today, Carson Palmer was added to the injury report as “questionable” for Sunday’s game. Said coach Marvin Lewis: “Carson has developed some carryover soreness from last week’s game. He has told us he’s going to be ready to play, but he is missing some practice reps today, so he has to be listed on the
The Chicago White Sox dumped all three games this week to the Minnesota Twins. The White Sox have a game in hand (a makeup on Monday with Detroit if necessary) and now trail the division leading Minnesota Twins by a half game. Wouldn’t you know it, the White Sox will be up against the Cleveland
I don’t remember there being a lot of criticism for the Cleveland Indians when they traded Milton Bradley following an altercation with manager Eric Wedge in 2004. Maybe it is just a lack of knowledge on my part, but I don’t remember reading any critical words and I don’t remember any of my friends who
Gary Sheffield is an angry gentleman. Well, let’s just say he is an angry man. After his overreactions this weekend, which led to a benches clearing brawl, Sheffield was still angry. “He’ll get taken care of, trust me,” Sheffield said. “If you take a cheap shot at me, I’ll never forget it. I won’t forget
Last week Rock and I exchanged way too many emails talking about the upcoming Cavaliers season. One would have thought that maybe Rock and I should have been spending our time talking about the Browns, but that just goes to show just how prescient we are. Why waste your time talking about a listless football
In the wake of my previous post from this morning, there is now a bit of interesting rumor and speculation at Mike Florio’s wonderful ProFootballTalk.com. A league source tells us that there’s talk of trouble between Browns G.M. Phil Savage and members of the coaching staff in the wake of Savage’s characterization of Sunday night’s
It shouldn’t have been much of a surprise when the power flickered on and off eleven different times on Sunday at five minutes to Browns kickoff against the Steelers. After the previous night of “football” against the USC Trojans on Saturday night, I probably should have seen the power outage as an omen that I
After last night’s miserable failure of a game against USC, I am having trouble coming to any kind of cohesive storyline. The failures were numerous. There is no focal point. As a result, I am going with bullet points. Hopefully this will be cathartic enough that I will feel better, but somehow I doubt it.
Sorry for the long quote, but this is a pretty funny one. Apparently some crank callers got through on a conference call with Pete Carroll this week. Doug Lesmerisis writes: About 20 minutes into a call with Carroll, someone who indentified himself as associated with a fake website asked Carroll in a garbled, if almost
The Ohio State Buckeyes are kind of like Duke basketball, and maybe the New York Yankees. As Ohioans or fans of the Buckeyes it might be tough to admit, but the proof is out there. After dropping the last two national championship games to Florida and LSU, it was impossible not to hear the celebration
So, I realize that the title of this post is really just a bait and switch. I am not even going to sit here and debate this. I just wanted to point out what dummies there are among us Browns fans. It is time to eat our own before they all make us look bad.
Ohio State might be missing Beanie Wells today, but the lack of performance from the Ohio State offensive line makes it unlikely that even a completely healthy Wells would be able to do much to help. Ohio University put together a 72-yard drive in the first half to take the lead 7-3. On that drive,
I know it is tempting (especially in Cleveland) to get angry with athletes who leave for greener pastures and bigger paychecks. I am guilty of getting angry about it sometimes too. In his latest opinion column, Bill Livingston (sarcastically) analyzes the recent newspaper advertisement that CC Sabathia took out to thank the fans of Cleveland.