Cavaliers

Don’t Believe The Hype

Despite Local Rumors, Hughes Unlikely To Go Anywhere In case you missed it today, the Cleveland Plain Dealer had this little gem buried on their sports page: The Cavaliers have been talking to a couple teams about trading struggling guard Larry Hughes. According to Branson Wright, “Larry Hughes’ time with the Cavaliers might be just

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Browns

Week 16 Recap

Browns Turnover Control Of Their Own Destiny To Tennessee What’s the operative word of the day to describe this game? Debacle? Choke-job? Disgraceful? Unfocused? Unprepared? Lackadaisical? Pretty much any of these words, and any similar ones you might think of pretty much sums up the pathetic performance the Browns put forth against the Bengals in

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Cavaliers

LeBron gets win, Kobe gets accolades

I’m sure you read the ESPN articles leading up to last night’s game comparing Kobe with LeBron. Last night when the chalk cleared, LeBron was standing on top. The Cavs, lead by LeBron James, rebounded from a terrible game against the Knicks on Wednesday with a gritty effort against the Lakers. It was a excellent

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Browns

The ‘Dawson Bar’

A reader of Patrick MaManamon suggested it, and I’m all for it. I’m not sure how many times it may come up in conversation, but from henceforth, whenever you are referring to the single, curved, pole support of a football goalpost- it shall be named the Dawson Bar. As in the Phil Dawson Bar. While

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Browns

The Jamal Lewis Question

Jamal Lewis having big season, but does this warrant big money over big years? Jamal Lewis has been everything the Browns were hoping he could be, and then some. The questions over what Jamal had left in the tank coming into this season were fair. After all, despite being young in years, he was old

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Browns

Pro Bowl Snubs Announced

Wow. How Eric Steinbach was left off that roster I’ll never know. Congratulations to Josh Cribbs, who will be the ‘starting’ kick returner for the AFC Pro-Bowl squad, and also to Braylon Edwards who made the roster at WR. Those two are certainly deserving of their first Pro-Bowl appearance. Unfortunately for Cribbs and Edwards, every

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Browns

ROBBED!

Several Browns Players Unjustly Left Off Pro Bowl Roster The NFL has announced the Pro Bowl rosters. In typical Cleveland fashion, key members of the 9-5 Browns team were left off the team. Starting with who DID make it, WR Braylon Edwards is a reserve and KR Josh Cribbs made it. That’s it. Inexplicably left

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Cavaliers

Cavs scramble for 2OT win

It took him 50 minutes of playing time, but Lebron James finally put the game out of reach when his second free throw found the bottom of the net with :14 seconds to go. James finished with 31 points, but had a rough shooting night, hitting only 10 of 25 shots, and none of his

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Browns

It’s not over yet…

The Browns survived the storm on Sunday, but let’s hold off on the champagne for now. They say that’s Derek Anderson sliding through the snow to celebrate a Browns’ victory over Buffalo. I see a 3 in there somewhere, so I’ll have to take their word for it. Anderson, who admitted he’d never played a

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Browns

Live Game Blog

Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures It’s the biggest game of the year for the Browns, and I haven’t done a live game blog since the ALCS, so I figured it’s about that time. It’s cold there, it’s snowing/sleeting there, it’s warm in my house….but you know what? I wish I was there partying with

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Browns

Week 15 Preview

Week 15 Buffalo Bills vs Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns Stadium Cleveland, Ohio 1:00 PM Well, it doesn’t get much bigger than this one, when the 8-5 Cleveland Browns invite the 7-6 Buffalo Bills into Cleveland Browns Stadium this Sunday. Rather than battling for a higher draft pick, this December matchup between 2 of the NFL’s

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Buckeyes

Tressel did what???

Here’s the first line of an article I came across… Jim Tressel encouraged 13 of his juniors to ask the NFL where they might be selected in the next draft. Of course my first thought was along the lines of, “What are you thinking? Have you gone mad?” But as I continued to read through

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General

So what did we learn…

In my opinion not a lot. (No, I haven’t digested the whole report yet.) But here are the players that have not previously been implicated. Larry Bigbie, Kevin Brown, Jack Cust, Chris Donnels, Matt Franco, Eric Gagne, Matt Herges, Glenallen Hill, Todd Hundley, David Justice, Chuck Knoblauch, Tim Laker, Mike Lansing, Paul Lo Duca, Kent

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Indians

CC Is About To Get Paid, Big Time

But Who Is Going To Pay Him? Today, there is going to most likely be a lot hysteria over the release of the Mitchell Report. As for me, I honestly couldn’t care much less about the whole steroid thing. I don’t feel like talking about it. So I decided instead to focus on the Indians’

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Browns

Brownie Bites

Power Rankings And A Full Slate Of Analysis Normally, around this time of year, I am consumed with Christmas anticipation. I’m still looking forward to Christmas this year, but this time around something is different. The smell of NFL playoffs lingers in the cool, crisp Ohio air. The 8-5 Cleveland Browns are gearing up to

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General

Happy Mitchell Report Eve!

For those who are baseball fans, tomorrow is poised to be a flurry of information. The Mitchell report, now in the hands of Major League Baseball, is expected to be released Thursday. Would it surprise me if one of the major media outlets got their hands on it early? Of course not. But everyone will

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Cavaliers

What A Difference A King Makes

King James Returns To Lift Cavs To Much Needed Victory This team is getting close to being healthy. Last night marked the return of LeBron James (from injury) and Anderson Varejao (from foolishness), and saw the continued inspired play from Larry Hughes (I can’t believe I just said that). The newly uplifted team responded in

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Cavaliers

James, Varejao return, Hughes stars

When we signed Larry Hughes back in ’05, this was the kind of performance we hoped to see. This one was over before it started. Actually, it wasn’t over until the Cavs’ trio of LeBron James, Larry Hughes and Andy Varejao took the court with 6 minutes to go in the first quarter. Then the

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Cavaliers

Like Pulling Teeth

Daniel Gibson Becomes The Latest To Miss Time? For sure, this has been the most frustrating Cavaliers season of the LeBron Era. Decimated by injuries and foolish holdouts, the team is in the midst of a 6 game losing streak, with a record of 9-12, and a 4th place position in their own division. For

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Indians

Using Absurdity To Prove Absurdity

What Do All These Numbers Really Mean? One of the things that my Statistics professor at Ohio State always used to tell us has always really stuck with me. He always had this saying, “Beware of statistics, because once an individual has become aware of how to properly manipulate numbers, he can use them in

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