Featured, Headlines

Browns hire John DeFilippo as offensive coordinator

Tuesday evening, it was reported that the Browns were expected to interview Marty Mornhinweg for the team’s vacant offensive coordinator position, who previously worked for the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles in the same position. That report was then refuted, and other reports surfaced that tied the Browns to St. Louis Rams quarterback coach

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Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers (21-20) 126 Los Angeles Clippers (26-14) 121 Box Score On Thursday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers ended their six-game losing streak (that felt like a 20-game losing streak) with a 126-121 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. They followed up their victory over the Lakers by playing a game on Friday night against the

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Headlines

Cavs coach David Blatt took the team bowling

How do you pull a plane full of basketball players out of a downward tailspin? By taking them bowling, of course. The plane is metaphorical, but the bowling is all too real. Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group reported that Cavaliers coach David Blatt took the team bowling Thursday morning in lieu of practicing. While I don’t think

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Cavaliers, General

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers (20-20) 109 Los Angeles Lakers (12-28) 102 Box Score Whooooo! Rejoice, the streak is over! Ready to do some jumping jacks and run a 5K now you’ve had that massive weight lifted off your shoulder? The streak is over! The Cleveland Cavaliers ended their six game losing streak with a 109-102 victory over

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Buckeyes, General

Ohio Statement

Bartenders were shooing patrons out of the uptown Dallas bar as a group of people in the corner drunkenly belted out Carmen Ohio with a fraction of the grace with which Cie Grant sings it. In the corner, I sipped the remnants of my beverage in the midst of a game of Big Buck Hunter

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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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