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 Medina County Gazette summed this one up best-
There are some games the Cavaliers can’t help but win. Sunday was one of them, as Cleveland registered a less-than-impressive 84-76 victory over the woeful Miami Heat at Quicken Loans Arena. The game was so blasé Cavaliers coach Mike Brown’s postgame press conference lasted 41 seconds and didn’t include a single question from media members, who appear to want the regular season to end as much as Cleveland’s players do.
Yep. Cavs fever. Catch it. It’s sad too, because Cleveland is heading for a first round match-up with Washington, who would be satisfied if all they did was beat the Cavaliers in the playoffs. They want to play us. They need to play us. For them it is about redemption, it’s about finally knocking off the team that has eliminated you 2 straight years. The Cavs want no part of Washington. Well, they may want a piece of DeShawn Stevenson.
“I wanted to play somebody else,” James said. “But if we had to play somebody, I’m happy it’s Washington.”
For the past few weeks, the Wizards have been stirring things up with comments about James and the Cavaliers, who beat Washington in six games in 2006 and then swept the Wizards in four straight last year. First, DeShawn Stevenson called James “overrated.” Then, Gilbert Arenas said in a blog last week that “everybody wants Cleveland in that first round.”
Harwood Paroxysm asked WFNY to take part in a playoff series roundtable with a couple of Washington blogs. I accepted, but I have to say, other than LeBron wanting to stuff Stevenson’s comments down his throat, I can’t think of a good reason the Cavs should even win this series the way they are playing right now.
Let’s just move on. The NFL Draft is fast approaching, and since the Browns don’t have a first day selection the site has been a little dry on the NFL front. So to remedy that, we’re holding a Draft Contest for NFL blogs. Each team will be (hopefully) represented by a fan blog, and those blogs will be trying to prove that they know their team best by correctly identifying the first five picks their team has. Ghosts of Wayne Fontes, the Phinsider.com, Cat Crave, and Stripe Hype.com are all in so far for their teams. If you are an NFL blogger and want to pick for a team, send me an email.
Did you say something about being on tv? Yeah, I’m going to be in studio Wednesday for More Sports and Les Levine. It’s on the North East Ohio Network on Time Warner Cable. The show starts at 6pm, with replays at 11pm. I guess I’ll be talking about the site and taking calls as well, so please WFNY fans call in and join the conversation.