Indians

Don’t Call It A Comeback!

As we opined yesterday, Cliff Lee turned in a Cy Young-worthy 2008: “Cliff Lee should win the Cy Young after going 22-3 with a 2.54 ERA, leading the AL in both wins and ERA. He added to that a 1.11 WHIP and 170 Ks against only 34 walks (5.00 K/BB). And frankly, when you look

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Blue Jackets

The 5-Hole, CBJ News and Notes – 9/30/08

Every Tuesday, WFNY’s The 5-Hole brings you up to date with the goings-on of the CBJ… The Week That Was The Jackets are in full-swing with their exhibition schedule. Their first two games were last week, and they played three more over the weekend and on Monday night, winning two. Their exhibition record now stands

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Indians

Cleveland Indians 2008 Recap Part 1 – A Tale of Two Seasons

In a three-part series this week, Scott and I will be taking stock of the 2008 Cleveland Indians: Part 1 will look back and recap the 2008 season; Part 2 will look at the Indians compared to other teams in a “bang for buck” fashion; and Part 3 will look at what’s ahead this off-season

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Browns

Between a RAC and a Hard Place

It has been quite well documented on this site that Romeo Crennel is on the hot seat as coach of the Browns. In fact, it’s not the first season where there have been questions about his coaching, his leadership, or his future with the team. An interesting article about Crennel and his current situation with

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Browns

The Browns Will Win If…

In our weekly installment, we examine what it’s going to take for the Browns to avoid losing to the only team in the division that has looked *worse* than they have: the Cincinnati Bengals. So, is the season a complete and utter lost cause? Is there any fight left in this team to finally get

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Blue Jackets

The Scores Don’t Count (part II)…

Wild 2, Blue Jackets 1 (Box Score) …but the performances still do. The Blue Jackets played their second exhibition game last night in Minnesota, and it was again a chance for the young players to show their stuff for coach Ken Hitchcock and GM Scott Howson. The Jackets were suffering a bit from the dreaded

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Blue Jackets

The Scores Don’t Count…

Blackhawks 4, Blue Jackets 3 (Box Score) …but the performances do. The Blue Jackets opened their exhibition season last night in Chicago, and it was more an exhibition of young players than anything else. On display were Derick Brassard and Jakub Voracek, as well as several young defensemen trying to make an impact and impress

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Blue Jackets

The 5-Hole, CBJ News and Notes – 9/23/08

Every Tuesday, WFNY’s The 5-Hole brings you up to date with the goings-on of the CBJ… Before we look back at last week, it is important that we look forward as we’ve finally (FINALLY!) gotten to the point in the season where actual news happens, and actual action is taking place. Tonight is the first

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Browns

The Browns Will Win If…

In our weekly installment, we examine what it’s going to take for the Browns to avoid an embarrassing 0-3 start on the road against the Baltimore Ravens. So, are the Browns fed up enough to finally get into the win column this week? Let’s hope so. Without further ado, The Browns Will Win If…

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Browns

“They Can’t Do That To Our Pledges! Only WE Can Do That To Our Pledges!”

Oh, Chiefs fan. You’ve got some nerve. One of my favorite sports traditions is always the game of “Homer Fan Posts Trades Of Their Team’s Trash For Other Team’s Good Players”. You don’t honestly think we’ll just give you one of our QBs, do you? Apparently, you do. Exhibit A: Get Brady Now.  Here, we

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Indians

What Would You Give Up For…

As I ate my lunch today, a friend of mine and I were talking baseball. He is a Braves fan, and has apparently reached the end of his rope. As I lamented about the Tribe not quite being able to get over the .500 mark, he finally blurted out, “I just think it’s time this

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Blue Jackets

The 5-Hole, CBJ News and Notes – 9/16/08

Every Tuesday, WFNY’s The 5-Hole brings you up to date with the goings-on of the CBJ… The Week That Was The Jackets’ prospects opened the prospects’ tournament in Traverse City, Michigan with a shoot-out win over Minnesota on Saturday, but dropped a 5-4 heart-breaker to the Dallas Stars on Sunday. Columbus allowed all five Dallas

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Browns

The Name on the Door is… “Losers”?

10 in a row. 15 out of 16. 0 TD, 2 FG; a 10-6 loss. 208 yards total offense. 44.5 QB rating. -2 turnover margin. Those were some of the numbers. The most important numbers: 0-2, 2 games back in the division. Already. I will be the first to admit that, up until this game

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Browns

The Browns Will Win If…

In our weekly installment, we examine what it’s going to take for the Browns to avoid a 10th straight defeat at the hands of their arch-nemeses, the Pittsburgh Steelers. So, what will it take? A miracle? Without further ado, The Browns Will Win If…

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Blue Jackets

Cover Boy – The Double-Edged Sword?

We’ve all heard the stories about the Madden Cover Jinx: when an NFL player appears on the cover of the seminal video game title, usually one of two things happens: the player suffers some kind of season-ending injury, or their team with high expectations invariably ends up in the tank. So it is primarily with

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Indians

Scott Lewis: Welcome to the Show

I don’t mean to step on Scott’s toes since he usually does the Tribe recaps, but if you’re sitting around your TV, turn on STO to see if Scott Lewis can pitch a complete game shut-out in his first major league start. At the moment of posting this: 8.0 IP 3 hits 0 runs 0

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Blue Jackets

The 5-Hole, CBJ News and Notes – 9/9/08

Every Tuesday, WFNY’s The 5-Hole brings you up to date with the goings-on of the CBJ… The Week That Was FSN Ohio aired its pre-season team special this past Saturday (during the OSU game, so it was probably not highly watched). The show included interviews with GM Scott Howson, coach Ken Hitchcock and many of

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Browns

The Browns Will Win If…

As the long awaited NFL season finally gets underway, we all got to thinking about what it’s going to take for the Browns to beat Dallas on Sunday. So, without further ado, The Browns Will Win If…

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Buckeyes

Op-Ed: OK, We Admit It! We Suck! Stop Beating Us!

At the risk of losing all potential readership I have covering a Columbus hockey team, I must cop to being the “black sheep” of WFNY’s stable of writers. I’m what can be considered an “endangered species” – a University of Michigan fan living in Columbus, OH. My wife (a third-generation OSU degree holder) and I

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Blue Jackets

The 5-Hole, CBJ News and Notes – 9/2/08

Every Tuesday, WFNY’s The 5-Hole will bring you up to date with the goings-on of the CBJ… The Week That Was After last week’s craziness, the Jackets had a bit of a slow week. Nothing new has surfaced relative to Stefan Legein’s premature retirement, or #1 pick Nikita Filatov’s impending arrival in North America next

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