Les Levine

A Kansas Win, or a Memphis Loss?

Les chimes in on a well played National Championship Game [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FImpuSii3qs[/youtube] I have to admit, I didn’t watch the game. I will agree with Les that often times a coach gets too much blame, or credit especially in basketball. What about this game? Would you have coached it differently?

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General

All-Time Baseball movie character draft

I’m a fan of Extra Mustard. For those of you not familiar with SI’s version of a sports/entertainment blog, you should try it sometime. In fact, start with a photo gallery that they entitled “Drafting Baseball Movie Characters.” Go ahead. I’ll wait. Interesting idea they came up with, too bad they flopped on the execution.

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Indians

Paging Ben Francisco…

Over the last week, I have made it quite apparent that I am not a fan of the Jason Michaels experience.  Even worse was the game a few nights back that saw Michaels play along with typical platoon-peer David Dellucci.  Jamey Carroll got the starting nod at second base last night, meaning that the two-hole

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Cavaliers

Falling On Deaf Ears

Has Cleveland Cavaliers Coach Mike Brown Lost The Team? The idea of tenure in NBA coaching circles in pretty laughable. I’m sure the coaches themselves don’t find the numbers quite so funny, I suppose, but the average length of term for NBA coaches is at about 2.3 seasons. Mike Brown is about to finish his

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Indians

Victor Martinez Returns, But…

 To say that Victor Martinez’s return was not beneficial would be a lie.  Placing his switch-hitting bat back into the lineup, allowing Ryan Garko to provide some pop at the bottom, is huge for this team.  V-Mart responded with a 2-for-4 evening, and a huge RBI-double in the top of the ninth.  But if you scroll

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Indians

Joe Borowski Will See Your Blown Save and Raise You One Better

Let the chatter commence.  If you didn’t like Joe Borowski before last night, you sure aren’t liking him this morning.  While Fausto Carmona wasn’t exactly sharp (four hits, five walks) through six innings, he managed to get out of his jams by only allowing one unearned run thanks to a throwing error by Casey Blake.  If anything,

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Indians

History meets the Future

When it comes to baseball, Cleveland and Cincinnati really aren’t rivals. Since inter-league play began, there has been the I-71 series, or the “Battle of Ohio” as the clubs have tried to market it. But honestly, there really isn’t much animosity or ‘battle’. Going back, there was the Ray Fosse/Pete Rose collision, which I’m sure

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Browns, Les Levine

RIP Gib Shanley

Gib Shanley was the voice of the Browns for many fans… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIQGPaURTmo[/youtube] My dad used to make us turn down the television and listen to the radio broadcasts while watching the game. Sometimes I still do it. Especially recently, when the Browns warranted the least popular announcing duos on the network. If only Gib was

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Indians

Kenny Lofton Wants To Get Paid

I know that there are plenty of Tribe fans out there wondering what Kenny Lofton is up to this season. I mean, how can’t you wonder when you see Jason Michaels gallivanting about left field day in and day out. Of course, nostalgic fans were appeased last season when the team brought Lofton back for

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Cavaliers

Weighing Options With Eric Snow

 Though Eric Snow has been sporting a suit more often than a jersey (well, warm-ups) over the past few months, Brian Windhorst chimes in today with a solid piece on the inner-battle that Danny Ferry and the Cavs may be facing with Snow and his injured knee.  There is no denying that Snow’s future as a

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Cavaliers

“The LeBron Card”

And so it continues.  With each move that the New York Knicks appear to have on the itinerary, we continue to have to consider the LeBron impact.  If we do this, what will LeBron think?  What about if we do that?  It makes you wonder how a team can operate when they’re more focused on another team’s player than

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Indians

Back to .500

Another pitcher’s dual, but this one came out on the Tribe’s side as a two-run seventh was enough to top the A’s and give Cliff Lee some much-needed mental easing.  Lee allowed four hits and a walk through 6 and 2/3, while striking out four and notching his first win of the season.  He didn’t do

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Browns

Brandon McDonald: Possible Starter? Webmaster?

With the trade of veteran cornerback Leigh Bodden to Detroit this offseason, the Browns will need to find someone to start opposite second-year DB Eric Wright. In the few games that Wright missed towards the end of last season, Cleveland’s fifth-round selection Brandon McDonald saw some extra time and turned some heads. Apparently, he turned

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Cavaliers

Wanted: Second Half Intensity

Magic 101 – Cavaliers 86 (Box) The good news is that Ben Wallace looked like he knew what he was doing last night with his nine rebounds, four blocks and a steal. I guess we can ignore his 0-for-1 from the floor (another miss from point-blank range), as we didn’t bring him here for his

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Indians

What’s Wrong With C.C.?

Fresh of a Cy Young award-winning campaign, C.C. Sabathia arguably didn’t finish off last season as many would have hoped. Nearly all of spring training focused more on what the Indians and Sabathia would be doing in terms of a contract come next season, while we all fail to realize that we still have this

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Indians

…the more they stay the same

A’s hitters had little trouble picking up Byrd’s pitches, but not quite like this The Indians made few changes to this year’s roster. There is a saying, “if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got.” The strengths of this team remain, but after the first week of the

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Buckeyes

Wells for Heisman campaign underway

I couldn’t let this be the last post of the day. No way. So we found some good news on Ohio State’s favorite RB. According to The Dispatch’s Tim May and Ken Gordon there is good news coming out of the Buckeyes’ spring practices. Beanie Wells addressed speculation that he was going to leave The

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Browns

Good Grief.

As Lucy used to say, “Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you’re the Charlie Brownest!” Yep. On the same day I laughed at the plight of the Cincinnati Bengal offense (see Declawed), it seems a Cleveland Brown was running from the law. Literally. Cleveland CB Kenny Wright, who should be pushing for a

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Indians

Indians series preview #2- Oakland Athletics

The Oakland A’s (1-3) play host to our Tribe (2-1) for a weekend set. This is Cleveland’s only trip to Oakland this year. Strange, but the West Coast trip is a brief one, as the Indians will stop in Anaheim for 3 games with the Angels before returning home to face these A’s next weekend. In

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Browns

Getting Back Into The First Round?

Not all too long ago, we had a poll on the sidebar asking the readers which position they felt needed to be upgraded the most in the Browns’ off-season.  Obviously, attention was focused on the defensive side of the ball, and our prayers were figuratively answered as Phil Savage added several key pieces to the

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