Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 9/5/13
While We’re Waiting is the daily morning link roundup that WFNY has been serving up for breakfast for the last several years. We hope you enjoy the following recent collection of yummy and nutritious Cleveland sports-related articles. Anything else to add? Email us at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Brian Sipe returns to Ohio Saturday, on the sidelines across from Ohio State. “Originally, Sipe never envisioned himself coaching football, let alone the college brand. He operated an architecture business, for which he helped design luxury homes. He would lie in bed at night and conceptualize the elements of a house the same way he used to imagine himself picking apart opposing defenses with his consistently on-target passes. “One thing builds on top of another and you have to understand where you started from, because everything has to fit that follows that,” Sipe said. “An offense is a little bit the same. You have to understand what the foundation of your offense is, what kind of talent you have, what you’re trying to do.” Coaching was never part of his initial blueprint.” [Meisel/Cleveland.com] —- Rally… chicken? “Where did this chicken come from and how did it get to Progressive Field? Well, that depends on who you ask. “I got the chicken from the father of a friend of a friend,” Justin Masterson said. Very descriptive, Masty. When asked who was behind this shenanigans, Masterson insisted he was simply delivering the chicken. “You could say it was a conglomerate of the bullpen guys.” [Shilling/Tribe Vibe] —- “Keeping the truth to yourself is not really lying. This is the way American industries, including the industry of mass entertainment known as the National Football League, work these days. There is nothing you can do to make them change the way they do business unless you hit them so hard that they bleed from the teeth for six months and their leading executives face the imminent probability of an extended survey of institutional dining within the federal penal system. And since that almost never happens, there is no crime against the public safety that ever really gets solved. And that was what the NFL was counting on when it bought its way out of the massive lawsuit brought by thousands of damaged human beings who once had worked for an industry that didn’t care how they lived or, for that matter, how they died. The $765 million that the NFL has agreed to pony up is boutonniere money to these people; they must have had to go through the cushions on the sofa twice.” [Pierce/Grantland] —- “Fred McLeod might be the single-most underrated broadcaster in the NBA, for starters. There was a reason Dan Gilbert hand-picked McLeod after he purchased the Cavaliers. Much was made over that controversial decision to replace another Mt. Rushmore candidate (Michael Reghi) with McLeod – but Dan Gilbert knew the talent he had in McLeod from his time in Detroit, and positioned Fred to become the new voice of the Cavs.” [Jackson/Real Cavs Fans] —- “Yesterday Santana drew the 300th walk of his career (and the 301st). This is only his 4th season, and it was just his 474th game played. Few players have ever walked so many times so early in their career. How many players in history have walked 300+ times in their first 4 seasons? Including Santana, only 27.” [Lukehart/Let's Go Tribe]
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