Buckeyes

OSU Hoops: The Team To Watch?

Yesterday, ESPN’s Pat Forde broke down the major conferences, discussing things like “The Team to Beat,” or which team could be possibly “losing it.”  While it comes as no surprise that the team “losing it” is one Indiana University, following the loss of Kelvin Sampson, the “Team to watch” definitely caught my eye: Team to

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Browns, Cavaliers, Indians, Minutes

03/12 Morning Minute: Phil ‘Er Up

With hard work comes reward.  And it should go without saying that the Browns GM Phil Savage has put in many of hours to get this Cleveland football franchise back on the map.  Through solid drafting, free agency acquisitions and (most recently) key trades, Savage has been one of the most aggressive General Managers in

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Browns, Cavaliers, Minutes

03/11 Morning Minute: Baby Got Back Problems

Perhaps Danny Ferry knew what he was doing when he added a slew of depth to the Cavaliers frontcourt?  Though Cleveland beat Portland last night, 88-80, another big man went down as Ben Wallace sat out the second half with back spasms.  Thankfully, we have this kid named LeBron James who poured in his seventh triple-double on

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Buckeyes, Cavaliers, High School Sports, Minutes

03/10 Morning Minute: Slowly, But Surely

 Though the Cavaliers were able to hold off the Pacers during a snowy weekend game, we’re still looking at a team that desperately needs to get healthy for the home stretch.  Thankfully, good news has come across the wire as Sasha Pavlovic is slated to return this week.   Fans may hardly have any recollection of

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CSU Vikings

Let’s Go Vi-kings! (Clap, Clap, Clap-Clap-Clap!)

It comes as no surprise that with the exodus of Greg Oden, Mike Conley and Daequan Cook out of Ohio State last year – and into the first round of the NBA Draft – that Ohio State men’s basketball has somewhat fallen off of the radar around these parts. Admittedly, I have very little time

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Cavaliers, Minutes

03/08 Morning Minute: Kidding Around

While I’m not a Bill Livingston fan, I occasionally envy him only in the fact that he gets to write about things the second he comes up with them.  Most of us bloggers that have other things in life to deal with from time to time come up with ideas to write about, but have

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Browns

Brady On The Move?

Opinions of the web site Pro Football Talk may very from person to person.  Some people tend to use their “rumor mill” as gospel, while others realize that they are just that.  Rumors.  I’m a fan of what the guys over at PFT do, but I’m also aware that not everything they put in print

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Browns, Cavaliers, CSU Vikings, Minutes

03/07 Morning Minute: That Stings

Man. Talk about taking one on the chin. I’m sure I’m not alone on this one, but I turned this game on in the second quarter. I saw LeBron James nail the three-pointer from the time line to end the half, and then took off to meet a few buddies at a local establishment. By

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Indians, Minutes

03/05 Morning Minute: Snowstorms and Shortstops

Why do I have a feeling that the Ohio Primary and awful, awful weather in the Cleveland area will make a wonderful filler for the lack of sports news to discuss today?  And why do I have the feeling that this weather will be the exact same setting for the Tribe’s opening day on March

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Cavaliers

LeBron James’ MVP Bid Continues

While LeBron James continues his assault on the rest of the NBA, many media outlets have been trying their hardest to find any other possible player to toss into MVP consideration.  Last year, it was Dirk Nowitzki… Two years ago, Steve Nash.  This year, there is no doubting that Chris Paul has done amazing things

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Gladiators, Minutes

03/04 Morning Minute: Just Like the Real Thing

What does it say when Cleveland pulls more fans for an Arena Football Game than New Orleans can for their Western Conference playoff-bound NBA Franchise?  I swear, with the right marketing (coupled with ticket prices and setting), you can get Clevelanders to watch any sort of football.  We.  Love.  Our.  Football. 17,000 strong attended Quicken

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Browns

Remembering Travis Wilson

This weekend, my Blackberry pushed through a notification that the Browns had agreed to terms with wide receiver Donte Stallworth.  Not surprising was the fact that Rock was all over this move, hitting the nail on the head with the fact that the Browns do not need Stallworth to do anything outside of spreading the

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Browns, Cavaliers, Gladiators, Minutes

03/01 Morning Minute: Gladiator, Ready?

Happy Gladiator Day, folks!  That’s right.  Tonight, at 7pm in Quicken Loans Arena, football comes back from its two-month hiatus as the Cleveland Gladiators will take on the New York Dragons.  And you all know what that means.  Lots and lots of Bernie.  29 Touchdowns from Derek Anderson?  Pssh.  Try 85 TDs coming from the hands of Gladiator

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Browns, Cavaliers, Minutes

03/01 Morning Minute: In Like A Lion

A great win for the Cavaliers last night, although there were a few points near the end where the game was far from over. A terrific breakdown by Rick, including the ever wonderful +/- numbers that were very telling. Hopefully our big men can use this game to catapult their momentum in the right direction.

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General, Minutes

02/29 Afternoon Minute: Mo Knows Leap Year

I don’t do this often, but I thought that with being Leap Year and all, a plug for an area musician wouldn’t hurt. If you do not have anything going on tonight – and even if you do, reschedule – as Mo Andrews will be playing at 10p tonight at Merry Arts in Lakewood, OH.

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High School Sports

Congratulations, Dustin Carter

While we do not delve in to High School athletics very much here at WaitingForNextYear, I couldn’t pass up discussing the story of Dustin Carter – one that is long overdue. My roommate in college is now the head wrestling coach at an Ohio school and we had been talking about this weekend, and how

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Browns, Cavaliers, Indians, Minutes

02/29 Morning Minute: Savage Taking Advantage

Yep. He’ll fit right inWith an extra day in the month of February, Browns GM Phil Savage has wasted no time making a splash.  I mentioned yesterday that the team had significant cap space, and that I hoped that the abundance of space would not be wasted on a long-term Derek Anderson deal.  Well, it

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Browns, Cavaliers, Minutes

02/28 Morning Minute: More Minus Than Plus

A few days ago, I said that last night’s Cavaliers contest with the Boston Celtics would be very telling.  And telling it was. Even by outscoring the Celtics 25-17 in the fourth quarter, Cleveland could not overcome a slow start that saw only 16 first quarter points.  In fact, Delonte West was the only starting

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Cavaliers

Did Danny Ferry See This Coming?

  Mike may not be wearing a jersey for quite a whileMike Miller to miss more time? Heading in to the NBA trade deadline, us folks here at Waiting For Next Year gave our opinion on several rumors, only to wind up with the deal which brought us a bolstered front court as well as

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Browns, Cavaliers, Minutes

02/27 Morning Minute: Redd Light

A few days ago, I was appreciative of the fact that three of our (then) next four games were against opponents that would allow us to get a feel for our new lineup.  And not that I’m making excuses, but I’m sure no one was counting on Zydrunas Ilgauskas missing last night’s game against the

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