General

While We’re Waiting: Enabling LeBron, The Bulls’ New Coach, and Predicting the Tribe Firesale

While We’re Waiting is a page that sometimes I forget to write the header for, and when that happens you guys don’t realize it’s a place where we round up nifty net articles and present them to you for your use. If you see something you like on the net, send it our way. —

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Browns

Absolutely Important Things: Madden Team Ratings

Some of you folks out there like to play video games. Many believe in silly Madden Curses (no worry, folks – Breesus is on the cover, not a Cleveland Football Brown). What people believe in most of all, though, is the validity of the rankings of players and teams. Why they do this, I do

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Indians

Justin Masterson Gets First Win Of Season

The Indians took the field in Chicago last night in the first game of a three-game set against the White Sox. Prior to last night’s start, Masterson had lost 17 straight starts and had not won a game since last August. While pressure has certainly been mounting on the lynchpin of the Victor Martinez trade,

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General

While We’re Waiting: North Royalton’s Champ, Chris Grant, Expansion, and Han Solo and Noel Gallagher

They said it could never be done, but the streak is broken. If it’s on ESPN, it’s a sport, yea? Right? National Spelling Bee champ is from North Royalton, and her first spoken words after the win were “Go Cavs!” Fun fact per Stienes: Last Cleveland spelling bee winner? 1964. I think this is a

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Indians

Grady Sizemore Out Six To Nine Months

Address your fantasy roster as necessary, folks. The Indians announced today that Grady Sizemore underwent successful microfracture surgery to his left knee. Going into the surgery it was unclear the extent of the damage that Sizemore had suffered – the surgery was originally planned to be a scope procedure. Now the Indians will be without

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Cavaliers

Admitting I Was Wrong: Antawn Jamison Edition

When the Cavs were looking to upgrade the team’s roster in February before the trade deadline, I was a big propenent of the Cavs trading for Antawn Jamison. Well, that didn’t work out so fantastically. So, I’m writing this to acknowledge the fact that I was wrong. Offensively, Jamison fit in well with the Cavs

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Indians

Tribe/Yankees Open Thread, Sizemore Out 6-8 Weeks

Sorry for the light coverage this weekend, folks – we’re all out and about doing weekend things. The Indians are taking the field against the Yankees today at 1:05, looking to keep momentum going after yesterday’s 13-11 comeback win in The Bronx. Justin Masterson (0-5, 6.13 ERA) will take the mound for the Indians, matching

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Indians

David Huff Struck By Line-Drive

Indians’ pitcher David Huff was struck by a line-drive hit from the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez this afternoon during the two teams’ meeting. The ball struck Huff above his left eye, and Huff lay motionless for approximately six minutes following the impact. Trainers from both teams joined together at the mound quickly to provide assistance. Huff

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General

I’ve Got Another Confession My Friends: Denny

jimkanicki did it. He made this post muy fantastico. Abbreviated video form here, words later:

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World Cup

WFNY World Cup Fantasy Pool

Based on the level of discussion on yesterday’s informal World Cup poll (and the request from a few folks) we’ve decided to make a World Cup pick’em pool. To sign up, head over to Yahoo (Link) and sign up. A few things of note: Soccer matches can end in a draw. Therefore this is an

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General, Indians

Sunday Afternoon Open Thread

The Tribe are playing this afternoon in Balmer at 1:35 (Jake Westbrook v. David Hernandez). There’s an Eastern Conference Championship Game 1 (NBA) and Western Conference Championship Game 1 (NHL). Apparently there are some people driving in circles for a few hours on television. If you happen to be watching any of these, feel free

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Indians

Tribe “Win” After “Eight Run Rally” in Ninth

The Indians put together a massive rally in the top of the ninth inning last night in Baltimore, fueled by Austin Kearns’ third home run of the season. The Tribe were down 2-0 going into the ninth, stifled by Orioles starter Brian Matusz. To close out the game the O’s inserted rookie closer Alfred Simon

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General

While We’re Waiting: Strikeouts, Losses, Aging, Lighty, and Etcetera

Send us links. If they’re good, we’ll link them. It’s a pretty awesome mutual being we’ve got going. Let’s keeps it goins. — Oh, we were supposed to win the games? “It is 33 games into the 2010 campaign. While I’m one to stress sample size, and 33 games is indeed a terrible sample size,

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General

Dr. Medialove: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the People Inside My TV

Hey, buddy. You’re bummed. You don’t want to hear any more from the talking heads on the tee-vee about how LeBron will leave or the Cavs are doomed or Eric Mangini is a soul-less monster or the Midwest is made for flying over top of but not stopping in unless you want deep fried food

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General

Cleveland Marathon/Half Marathon/10k Tomorrow Morning

A heads-up/reminder/warning for everyone living in Cleveland: the Cleveland Marathon is happening tomorrow morning, starting at 7am. Parking downtown will be restricted, and it will be difficult if not impossible to drive across the route so check out the map above (pdf link) to be aware of the course. If you have the time or

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General

While We’re Waiting – We Are LeBron, Metcalf v. Cribbs, Doing better, and Running a Long, Long Way

While We’re Waiting is a daily web-roundup where we round up the web in this web internet post about other posts around the web that we round up. If you have web sites that you’d like to see in our roundups send them on to tips@waitingfornextyear.com and maybe you’ll see them in this here round

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Cavaliers

Eighty-Seven Pounds, and This All Bears Repeating

So we’re all pretty bummed out today, all in differing ways. So how do we cope? More so than a lot of things, music helps. MattC had a very poignant comment on Rick’s recap piece: Last year’s ECF loss was like dying of a sudden heart attack. This year’s loss was like watching a relative waste

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Cavaliers

Your 2010 Playoffs NBA All-Animal Team

The NBA Playoffs are a lot of fun. We get all sorts of great play, some chance at upsets (though not much), and we get more exposure to some funny inanities that I appreciate. One such thing: player nicknames. A couple of weeks ago, Sebastian Telfair made his debut for the Cavs, and I photoshopped

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Cavaliers

Cavs/Bulls Game 4 Open Thread

The Cavs take on the Bulls in Chicago this afternoon (3:30, ABC, WTAM 1100) for Game Four of their first-round playoff series. Today’s game is anticipated with a number of questions from fans. (Ed. Note: Join Rick on the Plain Dealer’s Live Blog here) Will Coach Brown do something different with the rotations? Will the

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Indians

Indians 6, Athletics 1 – Just Manufacturing Some Runs For Fausto

The Indians took the field yesterday afternoon in Oakland looking to avenge the whoopin’ they took from the A’s on Friday night. While not televised (if the Tribe play and they’re not on TV, does anybody care?), the Tribe managed to play some of their most effective ball yesterday. Fausto Carmona continued his solid start

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