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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Indians

A Heartfelt Thanks

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who extended their sympathies and condolences, whether it be those who left comments or those who emailed. It was greatly appreciated. After a weekend in which sports were the farthest thing from my mind, I am anxious to get back to brining you the commentary, analysis,

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Indians

How about this blockbuster trade?

Yeah, it’s a rumor, and not really a solid one, but hey…I can dream too! Buster Olney reported today that there may be a surprise team in the Dan Haren lottery. Oh please, let it be true. But there is an interesting sleeper in the Dan Haren sweepstakes: the Cleveland Indians, who clearly would have

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General

They fear the vest!

Seriously…does anyone want to coach Michigan? This morning’s report that Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano has decided to stay at Rutgers instead of accepting the open job at Michigan has to be disheartening for the big blue alumni and fans. Even before Lloyd Carr’s retirement presser it was a foregone conclusion that LSU’s Les Miles

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Indians

When Sports Can Really Matter

My grandfather passed away today. I debated back and forth as to whether I wanted to write this post. It initially felt like a hollow gesture. But the more I sat here, the more I felt that it was something I wanted to write. After all, isn’t that what blogs are all about….expressing our feelings

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Browns

It Was Still Worth It

Brady Quinn Draft Day Deal Still The Right Thing To Do ESPN.com held their first Mock Draft already today. If the season ended today, the Browns would have the 21st overall pick, which would go to Dallas to complete the Brady Quinn deal. To this day the deal still looks brilliant to me. I’m not

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Cavaliers

Talkin’ Heisman

Can We Just Give The Heisman To LeBron? Ok, I know this isn’t a college sports blog, but some stories can’t be passed up. The Heisman votes are in, and the finalists have been invited to New York for the festivities. The 4 finalists for this year’s award are Hawaii’s Colt Brennan, Missouri’s Chase Daniel,

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Cavaliers

Kidd out with migraine (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)

Pat saw this report today and passed it along to me. Very interesting. The original report comes from Yahoo Sports. The article insinuates that Jason Kidd, who didn’t play in New Jersey’s game yesterday against the Knicks, sat out not because of a headache as is being reported, but because he is angry with management

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Cavaliers

Cavaliers Slices

From Fortune Slams To Varejao Quotes While LeBron is still sitting out with a sprained finger, those of us going through LBJ withdrawal can get our fix by checking out the latest issue of Fortune Magazine. The article is a fascinating read, as it discusses LeBron, Inc CEO Maverick Carter, Warren Buffett, and Nike, amongst

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Cavaliers

Wake me up when LeBron is back…

I got to watch the Cavs last night for the first time since LeBron’s injury. It will be my last until he returns. Do you have any friends that don’t believe LeBron should be the MVP, or perhaps think for some reason he is over-rated? I have the solution. Make them watch this game a

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Indians

One deal made, one deal dead

Yesterday was a busy day at the baseball winter meetings. Unfortunately for the Tribe, ‘busy’ does not mean ‘good’. The Tigers pulled off the trade of the year, getting 24 year old Miguel Cabrera and 25 year old Dontrelle Willis. Both players have won a World Series, and both have multiple all-star appearances. The Tigers

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Cavaliers

Anderson Varejao Signs With Bobcats?

If Only My Portugese Was Better I have not seen this reported anywhere else, so I’m not sure how valid this is. Also, it’s being reported in Portugese, so I ran it through Google’s translator. According to this story, however, Anderson Varejao has signed a 3 year deal with the Charlotte Bobcats. If this is

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Browns

Browns vs Cardinals, the good, bad, and the ugly

Let’s start with the good…(crickets chirping)…ok, let’s move on. I’m not even going to take time to talk about the final play. Yeah, the refs probably got that one wrong, but there were two calls that could have been reversed and weren’t earlier in the game. The refs aren’t to blame for this game. The

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Browns

Week 13 Recap

Browns Fail To Show Up In Arizona, Lose In Disappointing Fashion In what can only be described as a pathetic performance, the Cleveland Browns fell to the Arizona Cardinals today by a score of 27-21. The Browns fell to 7-5 and are now back in the Wild Card pack and are tied with Tennessee for

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Browns

Week 13 Preview

Week 13 Cleveland Browns vs Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Arizona 4:00 PM Another week, another step closer to the playoffs. The Browns (7-4) will be heading to Glendale to take on the Arizona Cardinals (5-6). The Browns, a team trying to sustain its new identity as an offensive power fighting for a

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Browns

No Easy QB Solution, Or Is There?

A Look Ahead To The Browns’ 2008 Starting Quarterback The Cleveland Browns are certainly no strangers to quarterback controversies. The position has been a virtual, and literal, revolving door since the team re-emerged from hiatus in 1999. In the 9 seasons of the new Browns franchise, there have been a total of 10 starting quarterbacks.

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Cavaliers

Can We Get Some Change?

Team Falters, Varejao Lounges People sometimes like to say ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same’. Unfortunately, when things don’t change, they have a funny way of still staying exactly the same. Imagine that. Last night, the Cavaliers once again displayed a simply pathetic defensive performance and even yet another superhuman performance

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Indians

Tribe signs Kobayashi!

Yes!!! Does this mean we get Nathan’s dogs at the Jake? What…you mean there is another Kobayashi? Oh. Never mind.

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Cavaliers

Doin’ Time

Big Z Logging Big Minutes….But Is This A Problem For The Future? People who have been following the NBA closely this season know that there’s a giant secret in the Association this year. Quietly, and under the radar, Cavaliers’ center Zydrunas Ilgauskas is quietly having one of, if not the, best seasons of his career.

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Indians

New (Old) Look Tribe

2008 Brings New Alternative Uniforms Even if the Tribe fields almost the same team in ’08, they will still look different, yet familiar, on the field. The Indians unveiled their new alternative uniforms for 2008, as they have dropped the old vest look and have moved to a retro, throw-back style uniform. Call me crazy,

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