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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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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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Indians

Ahhh Spring!

While the Cavaliers have warmed up sports talk lately, Northern Ohio could use a blast of spring and a return of the boys of summer. Yesterday the Indians had their first full-squad scrimmage, and it appears the hitters had their way with the pitchers. Sheldon Ocker had a nice breakdown of the “game”. Wouldn’t you know that

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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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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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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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Desperate Teams Provide Desperate Measures

Cleveland Teams Are Desperate To Keep Superstars In Town Sports are a funny thing. They make us all crazy. By ‘us’, I don’t just means fans. They make fans, owners, and writers all equally crazy. They provide us with a bit of a disjointed perception of reality, kind of like an alternate, or parallel, existence

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02/16 Morning Minute: Boobie For Mayor

Though I was unsure how Daniel Gibson would fare in yesterday’s (T-Mobile!) Rookie-Sophomore challenge with his hammy, it appears that the kid did alright. It isn’t often that you’ll see a 33-point game ENTIRELY off of three-point field goals. Gibson drained 11-of-20 in the contest, with seven coming in the first half. If this wasn’t

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Indians

No Deal

Tribe Ace Sets Aside Contract Talks Look up the definition of ‘bad news’ in the dictionary. As the Indians pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training today, CC Sabathia made news on his own. In a statement on his own personal website, Sabathia has said that he will not discuss a contract extension during the

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02/11 Morning Minute: AI, DA, and CC

Could this portion of the schedule be catching up to our Cavaliers?  Smack in the middle of their four-in-five run, the Cavs simply fell flat on their collective face last night, failing to top 20 points in either of the final two periods.  LeBron did his part (30 points in 33 minutes), but Larry Hughes

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02/10 (Not-so) Morning Minute: Cribbs to the Crib

Yes, today is the day of the Pro Bowl.  Yes, I know that Brett Frave and Tom Brady aren’t playing.  But frankly, I don’t care.  Because Braylon Edwards, Joshua Cribbs, Joe Thomas, Ryan Pontbriand and Derek Anderson are.  I know that the game has lost its luster over the years, but as a Cleveland fan

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02/09 Morning Minute: Who Is This Guy?

Please answer this question. Who was that guy wearing the Ira Newble jersey last night? Slashing, hitting the boards, actually finishing strong? While I wish he would produce like this more often, given the injures to the Cavaliers this week, we needed a game like this out of him – and we needed it badly.

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02/04 Morning Minute: We’ll Get ‘Em Next Year

Sorry New England fans, the “Waiting for Next Year” URL is long gone…  Running off of the field before the end of the game is one thing, and the post-game interview following the game was hollow-at-best.  Half of me wants to simply laugh in the face of all the Patriots stand for, but I’m going to go

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02/02 Minute: Chicks Dig The Long Snap

I’m not sure how I missed this earlier in the week, but with big thanks to Mike over at Kid Cleveland I am now privy to the information that Browns long-snapper Ryan Pontbriand is heading to Hawaii with teammates Joe Thomas, Braylon Edwards and Joshua Cribbs. As he mentioned, with the Pontbriand selection back in

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Indians

Indians Announce New Contract!!!

“He’s been an absolute warrior for us,” general manager Mark Shapiro recently said.  “He’s one of the hardest workers and the most selfless players on our Major League team. In so many ways, he embodies what this team is all about.” Yeah, I know. I’m being a jerk. The Indians didn’t extend C.C. Sabathia, they

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Indians

Lets See Action

Negotiations Likely To Pick Up Soon Rick mentioned earlier this week some of the ways that the Johan Santana trade will affect the Indians. In the post Rick mentioned that one way it will affect the Indians is by setting the market for Sabathia. Well, Scott picked up on this in his minutes column today

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01/31 Morning Minute: First Three Quarters Are Overrated

Who’s this Joe Johnson you speak of? As Rick already mentioned, LeBron James did it again.  With the Cavaliers struggling to amass much of an offense for most of the contest, James took over in the fourth quarter – per usual – as Cleveland outscored the Blazers 22-15 to win by one.  How about this

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Indians

The rich getting richer

Buster Olney is reporting that “the framework for a deal” is being constructed between Boston and Minnesota. Here’s a hint- the Red Sox aren’t looking at Nick Punto. As it is being reported, the deal is Johan Santana for Coco Crisp, Jon Lester, and minor leaguer Jed Lowrie. A fourth player is being discussed. Obviously,

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Johan Santana Sweepstakes Winners

Off the top of my head, I’d say the big winners here were the Mets and the Indians. Why the Mets? That should be fairly obvious I think. Why the Indians? Well, because a Central Division foe just lost a Cy Young winner. But the Indians beat him like a drum last season! Yes, that

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Back And Better Than Ever?

Indians’ Lefty Looks To Make Triumphant Return To Team In 2008 Saw this on Buster Olney’s ESPN.com blog this morning, and thought I’d pass it along. Basically, Sowers talks about having to deal with disappointment and frustration for the first time in his young career. I respect the approach he’s taking to his demotion last

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