Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 8/2/13

NEW YORK - APRIL 22: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on as he stands on stage during the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 22, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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. “NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has not been a stranger to hypocrisy in his tenure and he is off to impressive start in August. Goodell is always willing to throw his body in front of a controversy and act as a human shield for the owners, so that he is always the bad guy and takes all of the negative press away from them. In that respect, Goodell is fantastic at his job even if he appears to be a vile person to both players and fans in the process. It is only the first of the month and Goodell is already at least ankle deep in two instances of incredible hypocrisy: First, in the morning with some predictable but stunning comments about the situation with Riley Cooper and then later in the day with comments at a press conference in Berea about the owner of the Cleveland Browns, Jimmy Haslam.” [Smith/Dawg Pound Daily] —- “Woods started his day on No. 10. He made the turn to the front of the course at even par, then posted four birdies without a bogey on the back. He hit 16 of 18 greens in regulation, the best percentage of any player on Thursday. Woods has won four of the five Bridgestone Invitationals in which he’s posted a first-round 66 or lower.” [Jackson/FSO] —- Interesting chart on how Dwight Howard affected free agency for each team. “Top free agents are often likened to dominoes for their powers of cause and effect, but the momentum of those stars’ signing shouldn’t be misconstrued as some straight-line chain reaction. For the most coveted players, a simple decision can stretch to the ends of the league in ripples and tangents. Franchises around the NBA move players and clear salary-cap space to compete for just a few superstars. One team fulfills its pursuit by getting a signature on the dotted line. Countless others scramble in the lead-up and the aftermath of that signing, with little to show for their efforts but barren rosters and unused cap room.” [Mahoney/Point Forward] —- Very interesting video of Urban Meyer talking about how the game is going to change because to keep players safe. [Bucknuts] —- “Most have forgotten that Winslow was even with the Seahawks last year, but that release still bothers Winslow, Kimberly Martin of Newsday reports. “You know, last year,” Winslow said on Thursday. “I don’t know what happened in Seattle. That was on Pete (Carroll). But I’m here now and this is a great opportunity for me. “What happened in Seattle, I couldn’t control that. They cut me after training camp. That was out of my control. And they cut me over money. So they put me in a bad situation. I’ve never been put in that situation…It’s just frustrating what happened. And I’ll leave it at that. “You just don’t do a vet like that.” To be fair, the Seahawks didn’t cut Winslow over money. The Seahawks cut Winslow over a lot of money.” [McIntyre/Shutdown Corner]
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