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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Cavaliers

Hindsight In The Backcourt?

Cassell Buyout to Help the Celtics? There is no denying the fact that the Cavaliers have been hurting at the point guard slot since Andre Miller was dealt to the Clippers for the “what could have been” platter of Darius Miles and Harold Jamison back in 2002.  How coincidental that a point guard could be

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Buckeyes, Cavaliers, Minutes

02/26 Morning Minute: Crickets…

You know it is a slow day in Cleveland sports when two of the top stories regard “reunions.”  Apparently, Tribe players Ryan Garko and Ben Francisco attended the same high school, while Delonte West is rejoined with a former college teammate in Dwayne Jones.  Apparently, West and Jones were quite the pranksters… One of their

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Browns, Cavaliers, Minutes

02/25 Morning Minute: Well, That Wasn’t So Bad

It isn’t every day that a Sunday evening game against the Grizzlies would draw as much scrutiny as yesterday’s contest did, but thankfully for those watching at home (as well as those in attendance), the result was a favorable one.  As Rick already discussed, there is plenty of things to be happy about.  There are

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Cavaliers, Minutes

02/24 Morning Minute: Today’s The Day…

… where we get to see what the future holds. As discussed earlier, Danny Ferry did his job, now the rest is in the hands of Mike Brown. I share the same sentiments in that tonight’s game should feature the starting lineup of West, Szczerbiak, James, Wallace and Ilgauskas. In fact, if only for the

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Cavaliers, Indians, Minutes

02/23 Morning Minute: Who Needs The New Guys?

If there is any possibility that you had either been in a coma, overseas with no access to the United States, or just plain out of it and you pick up a newspaper today to see the Cleveland-Washington box score, I wish I could be there to see your face. The fact that LeBron James

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Browns, Cavaliers, Minutes

02/22 Morning Minute: Will W’s Bring W’s?

 Wow.  What a night to be away from the computer.  In hindsight, it may have been for the better, as it allowed for some digestion of everything that went on with the Cavaliers (and Browns!!) in the last 24 hours. Earlier this week, I mentioned all of the D-named players on our roster without consideration

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Cavaliers

Not So Fast, Big Man

While digging through some recent blurbs regarding Cleveland Sports, with many thanks to reader And One, I came across Brian Windhorst’s piece over at the Akron Beacon-Journal regarding Zydrunas Ilgauskas.  As you already know, Big Z has had some foot injuries in his past – some of epic proportions – that have kept him at bay.  Thankfully,

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Browns, Cavaliers, Indians

02/21 Morning Minute: Second Time’s A Charm

If these triple-doubles keep rolling in, one is bound to lead to a win.  While a win over Houston would have been nice, beating a conference rival in Indiana is just what we needed to get back on track after a sub-par finish before the All-Star break.  James put up 31, 14 and 12, but the

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Cavaliers

The Cavs Trade Rumors Continue

Now, while I realize that Chad Ford is the same guy that rumored Larry Brown to be locked and loaded to coach the Cavaliers not all to long ago, his latest bit has me at least a little intrigued. “The deal, as described to me by a player agent, would send Miller, [Brian] Cardinal and

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Browns

More on Brady Quinn

If you haven’t heard (or read) by now, ESPN Page 2 writer LZ Granderson had a an unfortunate story to share from his recent visit of New Orleans.  I say “unfortunate” because while I’m unsure of the surrounding words that were shared, no one deserves to be threatened while simply walking down the street. The

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Cavaliers, Minutes

02/20 Morning Minute: When a Triple-Double Isn’t Enough

Granted, the team simply did not play well in last night’s game against Houston, but when your leader goes for 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists and you still lose, it is safe to say that something is wrong.  Combining a sluggish second quarter with a 38 percent clip from the floor, and that’s

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Browns

Is There An Answer In Free Agency?

The NFL Offseason: Where Mel Kiper gets more TV air time than the President of the United States and veterans (and their respective agents) are on the prowl for long-term, guaranteed money.  Thankfully, at least for fans of the Cleveland Browns, Phil Savage has resurrected the offense via key free agent additions over the course

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Cavaliers, Indians, Minutes

02/19 Morning Minute: Where Can I Sign?

Well, it looks like Jason Kidd is heading to Dallas after all.  All it took was a different set of veterans – two veterans that have neither a no-trade clause nor a big mouth.  In fact, all it took was a vet that wasn’t even playing at the time.  If you ask me, Keith Van Horn

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Cavaliers, Minutes

02/18 Morning Minute: Apologies

Editor’s Note: I apologize for a lack of “minute” today. I had an entire post written and upon submission, our internet connection apparently didn’t like what I had to say and the entire post was lost.   I do not have the time to rewrite the entire post. Instead, here’s a picture from last night’s

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Cavaliers

Remember When?

While looking for some solid video evidence of last night’s All-Star festivities, I managed to stumble upon this gem. It was only added to the database a few days ago, so it may be new to most of you. And while I’m not sure that classic hoops highlights really go with Linkin Park, feel free

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