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Blogging friends, Charlotte, books, and Indians prospects … While We’re Waiting

Hi friends. It’s been a while since I occupied this Thursday WWW space. With some recent changes to the site, I’ll be splitting the every-other-week rotation with newbie Jessica Forrester. You’ll still be seeing Kyle Welch on the other Thursdays, per usual. I hope you won’t mind too much that I hop in every now

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Ray Rice, Geno Smith’s jaw, and the 420 Games: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Wednesday, Blawg Pound — but perhaps not for long. Ray Rice might be a Cleveland Brown soon. It’s far, far, far, far, far from a done deal, and it’s a long shot to happen at all. But there’s enough smoke there to suspect that one little flame might-could catch. To wit: the Browns running backs

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Superstitions, Qualifying Offers, and Swan Songs: While We’re Waiting

Happy Tuesday, WFNY! As I arrived to my office on Monday morning, I turned off the podcast I was listening to and I flipped on the local sports talk station. It was Mike and Mike on ESPN Radio, and they happened to be talking to Joe Thomas. “Oh, cool!”, I thought. So I sat in

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Straight Outta Cleveland: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Monday, loyal WFNYers. I hope this edition of While We’re Waiting… finds you well and good on such a lovely Monday morning. How ’bout them Indians, eh? Assuming you’re still paying attention, you were treated to quite the weekend—one which we’ll have lots more on coming up. But in the meantime, you should make

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Vacation, Browns thoughts, girl sports and more: While We’re Waiting

Happy Friday WFNY’ers! I’m here to tell you that the ocean in Charleston South Carolina is absolutely lovely right now. I hope everyone has a family vacation that’s as much fun as all the swimming we did this week. And I mean it. I want every one of you to take that vacation. Time is

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Cardale, Jon Stewart, and Wet Hot American Summer: While We’re Waiting…

A most glorious Thursday to all denizens of the Blawg Pound both in- and outside Northeast Ohio. There are few summer Thursdays remaining, so make them count. I trust we’re all still sulking from the Tribe’s inability to get a W for Cookie on Tuesday night and the blown save on Wednesday. In other news, the

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Late Night Tribe, Rowdy Roddy Piper, and Summer Reading: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Wednesday, Blawg Pound. Rather disparate topics today. I trust your July ended well and that you’re enjoying the sunny days of early August. I’m a bit sleepy this morning. I got caught up in the Indians-Angels game last night, which went 12 innings, lasted over three and a half hours, and wrapped up around 1:30

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Rooting for Terrelle Pryor, an abbreviated While We’re Waiting…

Happy Tuesday, WFNY! It is officially August (well, it’s been August for a few days now, but this is the first day of August for my edition of WWW). August is a tricky month for me. I don’t really like the weather in August. I don’t like the sports in August. It seems like a

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Drake, Meek Mill and the Twitter sample: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Monday, you crazy cats. Here’s hoping the weekend treated you well. And if you’re reading this anywhere near Cleveland, you were not only given a fairly successful string of Tribe games (more on this later) and a barrage of whistles and drills in Berea (more on this too), but all of this took place

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Farewell Indians, Hello Terrelle Pryor, plus 1,000 Foos: While We’re Waiting

So yesterday’s WWW was interesting, huh? Happy Friday people. This is a special Friday for me because I’m heading into a family vacation next week where there’s access to the ocean. Can’t wait. Hope you all have a great weekend. Now, while we’re waiting… Letting the Indians fade into the distance… I’m think I’m mostly

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I Open at the Close: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Thursday, Blawg Pound and loyal readers of WFNY! You’ll have to forgive me for breaking with my typical conversational decorum for this, my final edition of While We’re Waiting. It too will be my final article as a regular contributor of the Waiting For Next Year crüe. This may come as a shock to

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Tragic Tribe, Bad Brady, and a Touch of Hip-Hop: While We’re Waiting…

Welcome to Wednesday, one and all. It’s hot. It’s humid. The Indians suck. Patience is wearing thin. Lots of different topics today. Let’s get to it. The Tribe lost again last night, 2-1 to the Kansas City Royals. Aside from the usual hitting troubles, they played a solid game. Trevor Bauer pitched nine innings, giving up

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Where are all the baseball stars? While We’re Waiting

Happy Tuesday, WFNY! Tomorrow, the Cleveland Browns’ veterans report to training camp for check in and physicals, and then on Thursday, Training Camp 2015 officially gets underway. Two weeks from Thursday, the Browns will play their first preseason game of the year. So yes, finally, we are just a couple weeks away from having real

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Brickyard 400, Tribe Woes and #ActualSportswriting: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Monday, you guys. I come to you fresh off of a crazy weekend in Indianapolis where I was able to take in my first NASCAR experience: The Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard. As you may know, I am by no means a fan of said sport, but thoroughly enjoy watching the best at

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Habitual Browns defense, bike kicks and Deftones: While We’re Waiting

Happy Friday everyone. I’m on vacation, but that doesn’t preclude me from writing some stuff for you anyway. A part of my vacation is spending some time to write. So while we’re waiting… Don’t undersell the value of the Browns familiarity with their defense I’m reading a pretty interesting book called The Power of Habit: Why

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Space Jam, Leo, and Wilco: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Thursday, folks. The Browns have yet to lose this year, the Cavs are verging on an NBA2K roster, and even the un-clutch Indians managed to get a few hits with runners in scoring position on Wednesday — killing a unicorn with each brief brush with the unreality. Before we dive into the nonsense, there’s

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Information overload, Hoosiers uniforms, and Scrabble: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Wednesday, Blawg Pound. And what a lovely Wednesday it is. I realize I often open this column with weather talk, and I’ve heard that in some circles weather talk is not considered the hippest subject on the block. Well I’ve got news for you, cool cats and chicks: weather is universal. We’re all in it.

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Humid thoughts on the Cavs: While We’re Waiting

Happy Tuesday, WFNY! Man, what a crazy year this has been in terms of the weather. I know not everyone who reads this lives in NE Ohio. That’s ok, I don’t live there either. But I always assume the weather in Cleveland is more or less the same as it is here in Columbus. And,

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Timing Vacations, Talking Johnny, and John Oliver’s Latest: While We’re Waiting…

Gooooood morning, WFNY. How’d that weekend treat you? Or should I say—how’d that week treat you? First, many thanks to Jessica for filling in during my absence last week. I knew she’d kill it, and it was great to see such a fantastic response to her maiden WWW voyage. With the way my life schedule

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Mark Shapiro’s broken record, Amy Schumer, and Chvrches: While We’re Waiting

Happiest of happy Fridays to you WFNY crew. Here’s your weekly dose of WWW me. Things have changed, but the Indians’ unpopular tone remains The very first answer to one of Marla Ridenour’s questions had me doing a Q*Bert impression in my house. That’s all it took for me to once again be reminded of

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