Cavaliers

Twisted Loyalties

“Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.” –Alfred A. Montapert Loyalty in sports is one of the blurriest fine lines in existence. The fragile relationships between fans, athletes, cities, franchises, and ownership all too often seem

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Cavaliers, Minutes

04/14 Morning Minute- Draft Contest, WFNY on tv and Cavs recap

Rick coming at you with a morning minute today- How about them Cavaliers? What an excited, hard fought victory over the D-League Miami Heat yesterday… Seriously. Did you see that Miami line-up? Ricky Davis and Mark Blount are the only guys on that team that resemble NBA players, and that isn’t saying much. Rick Noland of the

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Indians

Lee Presses On

While our “ace” has been more of a joker over the first few weeks, and the possible ace of the future couldn’t find the plate last night, fifth starter Cliff Lee took matters into his own, frozen hands today to pitch an absolute gem against the Oakland As. Listening to a few callers during the

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Indians

Walk This Way…Eight Times

As much as I’d like to blame the weather for the recent play of the Indians, the fact that they have not been playing well in Oakland as well as Anaheim leads me to believe that there’s a bit more to the story than some rain and a few wind gusts.  In his first appearance

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Indians

No Suspension For Byrd

One of the bigger issues to come from last season’s playoffs with the Red Sox was the Paul Byrd HGH scandal, but as reported on MLB.com, there will be no suspension handed down to the veteran pitcher.  Byrd, in the midst of a 0-2 record with an ERA north of 11.00 obviously feels good about

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Cavaliers

A chink in the King’s armour

LeBron’s Back Reason For Panic If you only watched the highlights on Sports Center, then you missed it. The ESPN highlight show had plenty to say about the Cavalier superstar scoring 24 points in the first quarter, and that he finished with 34 points. They actually said that he showed no ill-effects from the bad

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Indians

Checking In On The Kids

I Thought I would take a few minutes to break down the first two weeks of those Indians that aren’t quite “Indians” just yet. I haven’t had a chance to analyze much, but to save you a trip from finding some of these stats on your own, here’s a quick run-down of some notable players

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Indians

Not Exactly A Career High To Brag About

If you’re starting to get nervous about this whole C.C. Sabathia issue, you’re likely not alone.  While one part of me feels that his struggles will only lower his market value come time to re-sign, the fact that he is currently hurting this team can not be overlooked. In his third start of the season,

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Indians

The Future Or One Last Hurrah?

  Fausto Carmona and C.C. Sabathia There are essentially two ways of looking at the contract extension given to Fausto Carmona yesterday. If you’re a ‘glass is half-empty’ kind of person you probably see this as an insurance policy for the Indians…..a sign of things to come. If you’re a ‘glass is half-full’ kind of

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Browns

Another Staph Infection?

This time it is wide receiver Joe Jurevicius. According to the PD, Jurevicius had a rather routine knee clean-up at the Cleveland Clinic, and starting feeling symptoms a few weeks later. That makes at least 4 current Cleveland Browns that have had staph infections– Jurevicius, Braylon Edwards, Kellen Winslow and LeCharles Bentley. In addition, former Browns

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Indians, Les Levine

Are the Dolans cheap?

In the wake of Fausto’s deal, Les Levine calls for an end of the ‘Dolans are cheap’ talk. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwIyuOI_yiM[/youtube] The contracts are being signed. Westbrook, Hafner now Carmona. It’s funny, but now instead of being upset that the Indians wouldn’t sign Travis Hafner, we are beginning to hear rumblings that they shouldn’t have. Truth is,

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Browns, Buckeyes

Vernon Gholston, First Overall?

With the Miami Dolphins on the clock with the first overall selection in the upcoming draft, Bill Parcells and company have already stated that they will not be selecting Matt Ryan out of Boston College.  While it was reported yesterday that the ‘Phins have begun talks with the University of Michigan’s Jake Long, another Big

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Indians

From the Beating a Dead Horse Department…

The Tribe coming home for a series against Oakland will likely be well-received.  However, if Eric Wedge decides to go with Jason Michaels for the entire series, here’s a quick peak of what our left fielder has been able to produce at Progressive Field thus far… That’s some “spray chart,” Jason…

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General

Should we call this “Where’s Now”?

If your television ever tunes in to ESPN, even if you merely scurry past it on occasion, you no doubt were subjected to the Who’s Now fiasco. Now, the self-proclaimed World Wide Leader in Sports has a new gimmick, er contest called TitleTown USA. The idea is that fans will write an essay, or submit

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Indians

Jake Westbrook, role model

Thanks to The Big Lead, I found this interview with Tribe pitcher Jake Westbrook. The article appears in an online magazine called The Prodigal Son, which if you couldn’t tell is a Christian magazine. If that isn’t your brand of tea, then you may not like the slant. I for one applaud Jake’s stance and

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Indians

The Tribe has seen enough…

As reported by Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer, Fausto Carmona will sign a 4 year deal, with club options for 3 more seasons, keeping the young pitcher in Cleveland through 2014 possibly. The Indians didn’t wait long in seeing if Fausto was going to be the same pitcher he was last year. After only

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Buckeyes

Archie Griffin: Credit Where Credit Is Due

Despite a lot of nationwide disdain for Big Ten football, the AOL FanHouse is running a series of posts that are counting down the 10 best, worst and weirdest moments in Conference history.  Yesterday afternoon, Mark Hasty touched on what many football fans feel is a player with records that will likely never be broken:

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Cavaliers

Welcome Back Daniel Gibson, Defense

 Over the last few games, the Cavaliers have had their share of second-half collapse.  Thankfully, the tables were turned last night as LeBron and Company went into halftime down by four, only to hold the Nets to 30 total points in the second half (with only nine in the fourth quarter) to come out on

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General

Sharing the love…

The folks at Hardwood Paroxysm have put together what they are calling the NBA Blogger Season Awards. They have a poll set up for the readers’ choice awards with several categories. They nominated us for best Central Division and Best Eastern Conference blog. We certainly appreciate the nod. If nothing else, it’s worth it to

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Indians, Les Levine

Bullpen struggling? Score more runs.

Les returns with some advice for the Tribe’s struggling bullpen. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu6n2g79i4Q[/youtube] Betancourt 8.10, Julio 5.40, Lewis 6.0, Borowski 19.29. Those are the ERA’s for our beloved bullpen stars. Perhaps scoring more runs is a bit too simplistic, but the bullpen will be crucial as we saw last year. Does the bullpen concern you, or is

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