Podcast

Michael Mulhall, VP of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, on drawing in major sporting events – The Nail in the Coffin, Episode 142

The Nail in the Coffin podcast has on Michael Mulhall, the VP of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, on the show to talk about drawing events to the Cleveland area.

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WWW

Getting to know Ryan Pritt: While We’re Waiting…

Ryan Pritt, the frequent on-field host of the Cleveland Indians, is the latest WFNY “Getting to Know You” Q&A guest. He shares more about his background, the company he co-founded, and his life in Akron.

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Headlines

Cavaliers to host watch parties for road playoff games—again

For the second consecutive season, the Cleveland Cavaliers will host watch parties for all of their road games throughout the NBA playoffs.

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College Basketball, CSU Vikings

Cleveland State makes baby steps, falls to Kent State at The Q

Cleveland State led Kent State for over half of the game, but the Golden Flashes rallied in the second half to claim the victory at Quicken Loans Arena.

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Headlines

Quicken Loans Arena to host five Cleveland State basketball games

Cleveland State University and Quicken Loans Arena announced a partnership Wednesday morning that will see both the men’s and women’s basketball teams play games at the Q this coming season. The Q staff will also work in a consulting role to help book more events at CSU’s Wolstein Center. As part of the deal, Dan Gilbert-backed

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Headlines

Cavaliers donated $260K to charity via NBA Finals watch parties

Thursday’s press conference with David Griffin and David Blatt made international headlines for the coach’s re-commitment to the team in the face of LeBron James “disrespect” rumors. The presser, which was scheduled well before the report from ESPN’s Marc Stein, was a pretty substantial one with tons of newsworthy tidbits. There were thoughts on LeBron

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Headlines

Tickets to Cavaliers watch parties will be $5 for NBA Finals

The very popular watch parties at Quicken Loans Arena will not be free for the NBA Finals, like they were in the three previous rounds of the playoffs, the Cavaliers have announced. For their NBA Finals matchup against the Golden State Warriors, watch party tickets at the Q will cost $5. Doors will open an

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Cavaliers

The Day “The Diff” Didn’t Die

In addition to countless other items, the Cleveland Cavaliers are unveiling the Humongotron this Thursday night. The gargantuan, curved, high-definition, flame-throwing scoreboard that Cavs fans have been waiting anxiously to see will finally have the curtains drawn back. But one item was of chief concern amidst all of the potential for singed eyebrows and scintillated retinas:

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Multimedia

Video: Cavs offer sneak peak of new floor

It appears the Cavs are bringing navy blue back into the mix. Though predominantly wine and gold since June of 2010 and the “New Expression”, this sneak peak video of the Cavs’ new floor sheds some light on further changes to the upcoming season. It also seems to infer that we’re taking the wayback machine

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Cavaliers

As head coaches come and go, how much longer will Cavs fans wait?

As members of the Cleveland Cavaliers arrived one by one, filing down the corridor that stretches between the team’s parking garage and their locker room, roughly 20 boys and girls with “Walnut Creek” played full court basketball in front of a few close friends and members of their family who were seated courtside. Quicken Loans

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Cavaliers

Cavs Friday Five: It’s Basketball Time

My plan for the sports calendar is as follows. Get geared up for the Tribe once Spring Training rolls around in the end of winter and pray they can hold my attention until July when Browns’ training camp gets under way. Then it’s the Browns’ turn to hold serve, stay relevant, play meaningful games and

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Headlines

Quicken Loans Arena invests $5 million for enhanced wireless signal, Wi-Fi

Quicken Loans Arena has joined in a partnership with Verizon Wireless to enhance the in-game fan experience. Verizon’s installation of a new distributed antenna system (DAS) combined with The Q’s own free Wi-Fi network delivers, per the team, a “one-two punch” that supports high-capacity simultaneous user activity inside the arena. “Our fans can now access

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Cavaliers

In fun and fire: Cavs’ video production team steals the show

  Iam sitting in the corner of a dimly lit room and the smiling face of CJ Miles looms over my right shoulder. The only illumination to be found comes from low-wattage track lighting which hangs from the ceiling and the glow from a wall of monitors that cascades the front of this otherwise neutral-toned

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Cavaliers

Cavaliers resume play this weekend to host Dallas Mavericks and visit Philadelphia 76ers

After three full days with no Cavaliers basketball, the team returns to action tonight at 7 p.m. for its first home game in two weeks against the Dallas Mavericks. Then, less than 24 hours later, Cleveland hits the road to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night at 6 p.m. Coming off a 1-5

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Cavaliers

Cavs in Danger of Losing Season Ticket Holders for 2011

Quicken Loans Arena still has been an excellent atmosphere for the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers this year, but one must wonder how long that will continue. If everyone recalls, season ticket renewals began in May 2010 in order for fans to guarantee their seats for the playoffs. A marketing gimmick that the team’s front office has

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Cavaliers

Cavaliers’ Fan Health Awareness: Precaution or Ploy?

The outbreak of the H1N1 virus has caused the Cleveland Cavaliers to take proactive measures.  Aside from placing multiple hand sanitizer stations in each bathroom, the team has decided to remove all public water fountains from Quicken Loans Arena to avoid possible spread of any virus.  In return, the arena offers free nine-ounce cups of

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Cavaliers

NBA Menus: Post Game Spreads

Before we get blasted in the comments for this being a fluff kind of piece- yes it is. You may choose not to read. You have been warned. You ever wonder what an NBA player eats after a game? I suppose the question you have to ask is whether or not said player was more

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General

While We’re Waiting… Ugly Browns Win, Homecourt Advantage, and Replacing Eric Wedge

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email in the sidebar. U-G-L-Y, but I’ll take it…”Considering that Cleveland and Buffalo entered Sunday a combined 1-7 on the year, no one could have been expecting

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General

While We’re Waiting… Home Court Advantage, Mike Brown’s Decision, and Kanye West’s NBA Playoff Video

While We’re Waiting aims to be the round-up of the recent WFNY-esque information for your morning viewing. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email in the sidebar. About that home court advantage: “While the Cavs do not like to lose at any time, there is no doubt games here

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General

The Boots: Joe Smith, Akron Zips, Cliff Lee, Cavaliers on Road

  The Boots is a regular feature over at my blog www.jrosen.wordpress.com where I assign “Boot Ups” or “Boot Downs” to various things in the sports world. I started doing these features since my brothers always teased me as a little kid with the nickname “Boot” and I thought it was an appropriate way to

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