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Quickly recapping the GLC victory: “Come on, Browns fans — don’t tell me I was the only one who had a goofy smile on their face when Jeff Wolfert’s 45-yard field goal sailed through the uprights to give Cleveland a 19-17 victory over the Detroit Lions in the Great Lakes Classic? The final score in preseason games usually don’t mean squat for judging the regular season, and the case was no different here.” [Chris Pokorny/Dawgs By Nature]

This recap includes bullet points on the highlights and lowlights of the opener: “Like any preseason contest, there was both good and bad. Quarterback Brandon Weeden’s 34-yard pass down the sideline to fellow rookie wide receiver Travis Benjamin? That was a great thing. Injuries to wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi (concussion), defensive tackle Scott Paxson (knee), cornerback Dimitri Patterson (ankle) and tight end Jordan Cameron (back)? Not so great.” [Steve DiMatteo/Dawg Pound Daily]

Trouble could be on the horizon for Browns tailgaters: “So while those pat downs will eliminate some of the time needed to enter the stadium, chances are it’s going to take longer. How long? Well, consider that the Oakland Raiders, in an email forwarded to me by a season ticket holder, are advising fans to enter their stadium two hours early to allow ‘ample time for this new security procedure.’ That could severely cut into tailgating time — or drive crazy Browns fans to head to the parking lots even earlier.” [Joel Hammond/Crain's Cleveland]

The Indians’ modest two-game winning streak came to an end Friday night: “Even though Asdrubal Cabrera did not drive in both of the Indians’ runs tonight, he was responsible for both of the Indians’ hits and the only earned run charged to Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz. … As dead as the offense looked tonight, I guess I have to give them credit for managing to scrape by two runs on just two Cabrera hits. While my reflex reaction is to pick on the offense (often this season, the appropriate response) I feel the need to tip my cap to Buchholz.” [Stephanie Liscio/It's Pronounced "Lajaway"]

Looks like our old friend Omar could be a hot managing candidate this fall: “Vizquel could interview for managerial and coaching jobs as early as October — within days or weeks of his final game. The Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals could be advancing through the postseason at the same time. Why is that significant? Well, those clubs are managed by former Gold Glove winners — Robin Ventura and Mike Matheny, respectively — who had never coached or managed professionally before accepting their positions last offseason.” [Jon Paul Morosi/FOX Sports]

A look at this week’s Indians Minor League Player of the Week: “Luis Dejesus’ first experience in Class-A probably didn’t go exactly how he’d planned. Four relief appearances, 12 innings, ten earned runs, 15 hits, and a 7.50 ERA. It was somewhat of a shock for the soft spoken righty. ‘They told me ‘Luis, they need pitching as soon as possible, and you’re going to be relieving,’ he said. ‘I’ve never relieved in my life, and going to Lake County and relieving and not know anything, not having a routine, not knowing what to expect, and then having them suddenly say, ‘Luis get hot!’ That was tough.’” [Tony Lastoria/SportsTimeOhio]

And, finally, some Cavs-centered thoughts on the Dwight Howard trade finally becoming official: “Our long national Dwightmare has come to a close. That is the good news. The bad news is that the Cavaliers were clearly trying to be proactive and go after Andrew Bynum, and were not able to pull it off. … This trade is unfortunate for a few reasons. For one, Cavaliers fans had been hoping that either or both of Iguodala or Bynum would come to Cleveland at some point.” [David Zavac/Fear The Sword]


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