Buckeyes

Deep Ball Devin Smith

Playing wide receiver for The Ohio State University isn’t always going to attract the most attention. Even though great receivers like Cris Carter, David Boston, and Terry Glenn all once called Columbus home, if you go to Ohio State to play wideout you’re going to be overshadowed by someone else. Running back has always been

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Headlines

Dion Waiters “a little bitter” about timing of his trade

The great thing about professional sports at the highest level in this country is that people will pay you outrageous sums of money to play a game for a living. One of the bummers is that you seldom have a chance to play in front of your hometown friends and family, unless you’re drafted by

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Cavaliers

Farewell Dion: An Ode to Knuckleheads

In a town on Lake Erie, in the year twenty twelve, Came a man into whose praise I must delve. His name was Di-on, for the Cavs he would play. For my Cavs were his team, until just Monday. Drafted from ‘Cuse, from Philly he came, He thought all the world ought know his name.

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Cavaliers, Featured

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets: Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers (19-14) 91 Charlotte Hornets (10-24) 87 Box Score The end of 2014 and start of 2015 were not kind to the Cleveland Cavaliers. After a turbulent 11 and a half months filled with low lows and high highs that included one of the most transformative franchise makeovers in professional sports history, the Cavs

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Headlines

LeBron James out two weeks with knee and back strains

Just when Cavs fans thought things couldn’t get any worse, news broke Thursday afternoon that Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is expected to miss two weeks with knee and back strains. The team announced LeBron’s absence around 3 p.m. LeBron James is expected to miss two weeks in order to recover from injuries to his left

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Browns, Featured

Infographic: The Cleveland Browns Quarterback Situation

With the merciful ending to the Browns’ season on Sunday comes another offseason of ceaseless debate over the one question that has remained unanswered since the franchise’s return in 1999: Is there a quarterback on the roster, in the draft, or in the known universe, who can lead the Cleveland Browns to the playoffs? There

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Cavaliers, Featured, General

Minnesota Timberwolves v. Cleveland Cavaliers: Behind the Box Score

Minnesota Timberwolves (5-22) 104 Cleveland Cavaliers (17-10) 125 Box Score It was hard to have feelings of remorse after the Cleveland Cavaliers trounced the Minnesota Timberwolves 125-104 in what will hopefully become a vintage 2014-15 Cavaliers performance. There’s an urban legend among the professional basketball-averse that there are only a few good teams in the

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WWW

Does God Hate Cleveland? While We’re Waiting…

Another year, another disaster of a Browns season. It’s difficult to remember, but the Browns were 7-4 following a last-second victory over the Atlanta Falcons on November 23. A team can practically backwards somersault into the playoffs from 7-4! Instead, the Browns have gone a stupefying 0-4 since the Falcons victory, limping towards the December

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Featured, General

Favorite Holiday Movies: WFNY Roundtable

It’s that time of year again. With only a handful of days remaining in the year, people all throughout The Land are scrambling to find the time to wrap gifts (or for many, think of, complain about, shop for, buy, then wrap gifts) to give to our loved ones. Sure, you tell them you love

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Cavaliers

The Cavs and Their Need to Improve Pick and Roll Defense

The pick and roll is one of the most important elements of modern NBA offenses. Depending on who you talk to, the NBA has or has not been “a pick and roll league” over various stretches. But, like something as simple and commonplace as the play-action in football, it’s an elemental part of offense that

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Cavaliers, Featured, General

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers (13-8) 94 Oklahoma City Thunder (9-13) 103 Box Score Well, I’m an emotional wreck. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ narrow defeat at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder was undoubtedly the most gut-wrenching emotional roller coaster of a Cavs game since at least 2010. As soon I post this, I’m going to go back

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Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers Win First Game of Crucial Stretch

Teams often have a span or two that come to mark decisive tide-turning points in the season. Fans can look back at those moments and recall, “Ahh, that’s when it all came together,” or, “Aww, that’s when it all went to hell.” These stretches of games usually become a virtually indistinguishable series of occurrences where

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Featured, General, Sportsman of the Year

My Sportsman of the Year: Brian Hoyer

Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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Cavaliers

It’s Miller Time! Bucks vs. Cavs Behind the Box Score

Milwaukee Bucks (10-9) 108 Cleveland Cavaliers (9-7) 111 Box Score Cleveland Cavalier swingman Mike Miller was born in some place called Mitchell, South Dakota. I’ve never been to Mitchell, but I’ve no doubt it’s a lovely place. Mitchell is a distant three hundred miles away from NBA relevance,1 which was still much closer to relevance

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Buckeyes

Ohio State Doesn’t Need Michigan’s Talent

Sports rivalries are a special thing. An attempt to justify their existence or pretend that they contribute anything meaningful to society is a completely fruitless exercise. Documentarians and generations past can rationalize the energy that teams and fans invest in disliking each other, often relying on a mostly-fabricated anecdote from the 1920s that likely involves a

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Cavaliers, Featured

Spurs’ Rules: Cavs vs. Spurs Behind the Box Score

San Antonio Spurs (7-4) 92 Cleveland Cavaliers (5-5) 90 Box Score On the eve of tonight’s showdown with the San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers star and prodigal son LeBron James spent some time gushing over the team that, other than maybe the Boston Celtics, has been the biggest foil of his career. The Spurs, the

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Browns

Don’t Believe in the Cleveland Browns

I blamed CBS. Well, mostly. I couldn’t solely blame the multi-billion dollar corporation, one-stop center for television programming for the elderly, and purveyor of such classic sitcoms as Everybody Loves Raymond, Two and a Half Men, and The Big Bang Theory.1 I couldn’t even blame Steve Beuerlein. It was more the fault of the universal

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Cavaliers

Glasses Half Full: The Cavs Offense

The 2014-2015 Cleveland Cavaliers, deemed by many the favorites for the NBA Championship, and deemed by many more to be title contenders, had a less than ideal 1-1 start. Then last week, the Trail Blazers humbled the Cavs in Portland 82-101 and the Utah Jazz escaped at the buzzer on a miraculous Gordon Hayward fadeaway

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Featured, General

The Definitive List of the Best Simpsons Episodes Ever

Last week, cable network FXX finally launched its highly ambitious Simpsons World, which, with an ever-expanding list of other features, allows cable subscribers to stream every episode of The Simpsons, Fox’s cartoon sitcom about a family from the town of Springfield. The unveiling of Simpsons World, which came about eight weeks after FXX’s unprecedented twelve-day

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Cavaliers

Best Bets: Cavs Props for the 2014-15 Season

We’ve got good news and bad news, Cavs fans. The good news: The NBA regular season is nearly upon us, and we will soon experience the joy of watching the team from our collective dreams come to life to play basketball. The bad news: There’s only a few more precious days to speculate and heap

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