Browns

Shaun Rogers…man or myth?

Though the stories about Shaun Rogers haven’t quite reached this level, there are certainly many opinions about one of the recent Cleveland additions. As detailed earlier, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen certainly favors the trade, believing Rogers is a step in the right direction for the Browns. Colin Cowherd on the other hand, disagreed this morning, saying

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Browns

Remembering Travis Wilson

This weekend, my Blackberry pushed through a notification that the Browns had agreed to terms with wide receiver Donte Stallworth.  Not surprising was the fact that Rock was all over this move, hitting the nail on the head with the fact that the Browns do not need Stallworth to do anything outside of spreading the

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Browns

Browns’ free agency plans finished?

Phil Savage and his staff have been one of the most active and successful front offices this off season. Rock pointed out that this began with the signing of Jamal Lewis. I will throw my 2 cents out there and say that this off season would not have been as “successful” without the extension of Rob Chudzinski, which began

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Browns, Cavaliers, Gladiators, Minutes

03/01 Morning Minute: Gladiator, Ready?

Happy Gladiator Day, folks!  That’s right.  Tonight, at 7pm in Quicken Loans Arena, football comes back from its two-month hiatus as the Cleveland Gladiators will take on the New York Dragons.  And you all know what that means.  Lots and lots of Bernie.  29 Touchdowns from Derek Anderson?  Pssh.  Try 85 TDs coming from the hands of Gladiator

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Cavaliers

LeBron steals momentum, and a win

After the trade dust has settled, and the players learn the new systems one thing will remain. LeBron still wears the wine and gold. That was the difference for the Cavaliers Sunday, who played without starting center and second leading scorer Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Zydrunas was inactive with a strained back. The Cavaliers originally listed Z

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Cavaliers

Cavaliers Preview Game #60

Chicago Bulls (23-35) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (33-26) Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH Sunday, March 2, 2008 1:00 PM EST ABC/WTAM R-E-V-E-N-G-E!!! Larry Hughes, Drew Gooden, Shannon Brown, Cedric Simmons, Ben Wallace, Joe Smith. I don’t know what the record is for most players in a single game who played for the other team at some

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Cavaliers

Newble, Take Two?

Former Cavalier Back On The Market When the Cavaliers made their “blockbuster” trade last week, one of the moving pieces was G/F/ Whatever-you-need Ira Newble, who was shipped to Seattle as part of the acquisition of Delonte West and Wally Szczerbiak. Well now, Ira Newble is about to be a free agent again. The Sonics

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Browns

Another Weapon In The Arsenal

Browns Nab Wideout From The Patriots It’s been a busy free agency period so far for the Browns. First, they re-signed running back Jamal Lewis. Then, as free agency opened, the Browns signed quarterback Derek Anderson to a 3 year deal. Next they traded for defensive lineman Corey Williams and defensive lineman Shaun Rogers. Now,

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Browns

Browns getting defensive

The Browns are confirming that Detroit DT Shaun Rogers is indeed coming to the Browns after a failed trade attempt was made with Cincinnati. Rogers was dealt from the Lions in exchange for CB Leigh Bodden and the Browns 3rd round draft pick. Rogers (6-feet-4, 345 pounds), who will enter his eighth NFL season this

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Browns, Cavaliers, Minutes

03/01 Morning Minute: In Like A Lion

A great win for the Cavaliers last night, although there were a few points near the end where the game was far from over. A terrific breakdown by Rick, including the ever wonderful +/- numbers that were very telling. Hopefully our big men can use this game to catapult their momentum in the right direction.

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Cavaliers

Cavaliers end 2 game skid

You better double team LeBron LeBron scored 30 and led the Cavs past the old Celtics, er Timberwolves 92-84 at the Q Friday night. Four starters reached double figures for the Cavs, who were without Wally Szczerbiak. Wally missed for ‘personal reasons’ which we were told during the broadcast was a family matter. We weren’t

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Cavaliers

Cavaliers Preview Game #59

Minnesota Timberwolves (12-44) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (32-26) Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH Friday, February 29, 2008 7:30 PM EST FSN OH/WTAM Minnesota, Chicago, New York, Chicago, Indiana, Portland, New Jersey, Washington. Tonight begins a stretch of very winnable games for the Cavaliers. Coming off back to back bad losses (I know, Boston is a better

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General, Minutes

02/29 Afternoon Minute: Mo Knows Leap Year

I don’t do this often, but I thought that with being Leap Year and all, a plug for an area musician wouldn’t hurt. If you do not have anything going on tonight – and even if you do, reschedule – as Mo Andrews will be playing at 10p tonight at Merry Arts in Lakewood, OH.

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High School Sports

Congratulations, Dustin Carter

While we do not delve in to High School athletics very much here at WaitingForNextYear, I couldn’t pass up discussing the story of Dustin Carter – one that is long overdue. My roommate in college is now the head wrestling coach at an Ohio school and we had been talking about this weekend, and how

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Cavaliers, GAMBLOG

GAMBLOG Picks Of The Week

Picks Of The Week – February 29th, 2008 Time for the latest installment of the GAMBLOG. For once, I think I agree with Matt’s pick. Sorry, Matt, looks like you’re about to get one wrong this week. Although, I do appreciate Matt’s disclaimer at the bottom after I gave him a rough time last week

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General

The Internet- my imaginary friend!

Welcome to the weekly best of the web. (By the way, my friend would kill at that game.) So what has been going on this week… Around here the Cavs won one, and lost two. LeBron scored his 10,000th point, and Mike Brown got ejected. Scott wondered what might have been if the Cavs went after

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Browns

Guess who’s staying for dinner?

According to an ESPN report, the Browns have resigned QB Derek Anderson… Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson wasn’t a free agent for long. Anderson has agreed to a multi-year contract to stay with the Browns, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract

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Browns, Cavaliers, Indians, Minutes

02/29 Morning Minute: Savage Taking Advantage

Yep. He’ll fit right inWith an extra day in the month of February, Browns GM Phil Savage has wasted no time making a splash.  I mentioned yesterday that the team had significant cap space, and that I hoped that the abundance of space would not be wasted on a long-term Derek Anderson deal.  Well, it

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Browns

Countdown to free agency…

The free agent signing period begins shortly after midnight tonight, and the Browns figure to be players in that market, with roughly $32 million to spend on free agents and draft picks. Unlike other teams, and the Browns of the past, Phil Savage is quite comfortable taking advantage of the free agency period. Free agents

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Browns, Cavaliers, Minutes

02/28 Morning Minute: More Minus Than Plus

A few days ago, I said that last night’s Cavaliers contest with the Boston Celtics would be very telling.  And telling it was. Even by outscoring the Celtics 25-17 in the fourth quarter, Cleveland could not overcome a slow start that saw only 16 first quarter points.  In fact, Delonte West was the only starting

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