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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Several thousand miles away won’t stop this Cleveland Browns fan from catching his team’s every move.
Now with more Kool-Aid!
What defines a successful season in Cleveland Sports? WFNY’s Kyle Welch digs in.
Why Roger Goodell’s NFL is so reminiscent of the Richard Nixon administration, and how Cleveland fans can escape the vortex of cynicism.
Hope springs eternal every Cleveland autumn.