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Basking in the Buckeye afterglow: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Wednesday, awaiters of next year. I hope that the glee from Ohio State’s victory over Oregon is still alive within you, and that yesterday’s work and/or school went by a little quicker for it. It was a fine win, a strong win, a forceful win, the total effects of which I may not be fully feeling

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Celebrating an unlikely Ohio State Championship, While We’re Waiting

Happy Tuesday WFNY! So normally I try to write the bulk of WWW on Monday nights so they are mostly ready to go on Tuesday mornings. However, I was a little busy on this Monday night. As a lifelong fan of and an alum of The Ohio State University, I was busy watching one of

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Trick Plays and David Blatt’s latest comments: While We’re Waiting…

Nothing says Monday in January like a nice 90 minute commute despite living just 20 miles south of the city. I’m not sure how many of you make the trek to downtown Cleveland every morning, but this innerbelt bridge thing needs to get finished pronto. Traffic isn’t meant to go from four lanes to one

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Cavs make trades, Browns in upheaval, our pets heads are falling off… While We’re Waiting

Welcome to the Friday edition of WWW. I hope you had a nice week, but I surely didn’t expect it to have this many fireworks… The Cavs made trades… Look, nobody ever said it was going to be easy. If there’s one thing we learned from LeBron leaving to join the Miami Heat in 2010,

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The Timofey Mozgov trade helps the Cavs and that’s a good thing: While We’re Waiting…

It’s been a wild few weeks to be a Cavaliers fan. Right about the time I arrived home for winter break, things were going well. Four weeks later, there have been two big trades, several injuries and a splattering of gut-wrenching losses. Suddenly, these Cleveland Cavaliers — the ones many thought would win 55, 60

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Shump, Whiplash, and Viking Fever: While We’re Waiting…

Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. “Mankind.” That word should have new meaning for all of us today— Whoops, sorry about that. Thought I was talking to someone else.1 Happy Wednesday, faithful

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Buckeye Pride, Cavs Trade, and Good Music, While We’re Waiting

Happy Tuesday WFNY! Now that the holiday season is behind us, things are returning to normal for most of us. Back to regular five day work weeks, most schools are back in session, and now we settle in for winter. In sports, this means two things. One, football playoffs. And two, the NBA regular season

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Uber Economics and Who’s Paul McCartney? While We’re Waiting…

Happy Monday, you guys. I find that a lack of Cleveland Browns football has made for a weird transition here. I mean, I’ve spent the last few months crowbarring in some vague reference to the most recent Sunday afternoon as I head into my standard While We’re Waiting… repertoire, but I find myself being very empty

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BUCKEYES WIN! – Ravens or Steelers, Jake Delhomme, Death Cab… While We’re Waiting

Happy Friday everyone. Happy 2015 everyone. As I’m writing this it’s pretty tough sledding for Ohio State in the second quarter, so we’re just going to skip that one altogether for now… In a battle of Ravens and Steelers… Has it sunk in yet how crazy it feels to have three AFC North teams all

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What is wrong with Cleveland? While We’re Waiting

Happy Tuesday WFNY! I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas/Holidays. I had a great time spending a week with family back in my hometown. From a sports perspective, however, it hasn’t been a great couple of weeks since my last WWW. This is truly the plight of the Cleveland sports fan. We start with a foundation

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Blame Culture Commence! While We’re Waiting…

Looks like we’ll have to wait at least another nine or so months before our next Victory Monday. We’ll have plenty of Browns-related items over the coming hours, days and weeks as we watch the rest of the AFC North play in to January. But While We’re Waiting… Who’s to blame!? Scrolling through Twitter Sunday

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Cavs lost on Christmas?!, Szczerbiak Love, and Jeremy Enigk… While We’re Waiting

Webster’s defines waiting as to remain in a state in which you expect or hope that something will happen soon… (Shoutout to Doug Trattner.) Happy day after Christmas everyone. LeBron and the Cavs bit it, so let’s start right there, shall we? Big games on spotlight days make for definitive statements… Across 82 regular season

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Andrew Wiggins, underappreciated Cleveland stars and Cavs Vines: While We’re Waiting…

Last week, I shared five different top-five lists as a way to ring out 2014. I wrote that post not knowing if I’d do another While We’re Waiting this year since I usually take Thursdays and Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are Thursdays this year. But looky here, I’m back! I’m subbing for TD

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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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Your Cleveland Cavaliers have won 11 of their last 14 games: While We’re Waiting…

Remember what Victory Mondays felt like? Seems like forever ago that we’ve gotten to celebrate one of those. Good news is that we’ll all be put out of our collective misery in about six days…At least until the entire AFC North (outside of Cleveland) gets to play for a Super Bowl berth. Fun, right? We’ll

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Kozmo, Brian Hoyer for one more year, and Royal Blood: While We’re Waiting…

Welcome to the Friday before Christmas my fellow WaitingForNextYear-ians. WFNY’ers. To my Christmas-celebrating folks, congrats, you made it. To my Jewish friends, know that I’m jealous and wish I was at the movies with you next Thursday. When I got to college and a couple of my new Jewish friends let me in on the

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Cleveland Sports Lists to Commemorate 2014: While We’re Waiting…

To celebrate 2014, I’ve created five top-five lists for your enjoyment. I’ve had fun writing the While We’re Waiting editions on Thursdays this year. Who knows if I’ll do one on Christmas or New Year’s Day in the next two weeks … so I thought I’d commemorate some of the bests of the year in

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The NCAA Coaching Carousel: While We’re Waiting…

Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman is taking the head coaching gig in Houston. I suppose it is a tad unrealistic to think that he wasn’t going anywhere after this season, so I suppose I’m just glad that he isn’t taking one of the Big Ten openings. Urban will have to replace him though, and Eleven

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Lets keep talking about fans: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Tuesday WFNY! Every year we celebrate Christmas with my mom’s side of the family on the Sunday before Christmas. So pretty much every year, rather than drive up there on that Sunday, then drive back to Columbus for a couple days of work, only to turn around and go back to my parents’ place

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Being right versus being a fan: While We’re Waiting…

Whoo boy. Back-to-back losses from the Cleveland Cavaliers, and whatever the hell that was from the Browns on Sunday. Welcome to Monday, you guys… Having operated a sports-based web site for much of the last seven years, I realize that fandom and rationality are not exactly one in the same. But as the Browns have careened

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