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Is it September 13th yet? Browns lose preseason finale to Bears 24-0

Hooray, the preseason is over for the Browns and we can now get to the games that truly matter! To finish up their preseason schedule, the Browns traveled to Chicago to take on the Bears in the preseason finale. The Browns held out almost half of the team in the preseason finale and it showed in their performance, losing to the Bears 24-0. Most of the Browns starters were on the...
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Coach Lou Holtz says Buckeyes should be wary of Michigan trap – WFNY Podcast – 2015-09-03

Coach Lou Holtz is promoting his partnership with Kingsford Charcoal and it’s all about sportsmanship. It’s part of a campaign called #BBQDiplomacy that will hopefully help tone down some of the inter-conference rhetoric and nastiness. Obviously we talked about more than just that. This episode of the WFNY Podcast is brought to you by Audible.com. Sign up for your free trial...
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Indians to promote Giovanni Soto, Michael Martinez from minors

As we roll into the month of September, MLB teams gradually are activating more and more players to their roster space. Throughout the season, teams were constricted to only activating 25 players (26 on doubleheaders). But now, they can utilize all 40 of their MLB-signed players. Roster moves also can happen around the fringes to give a few intriguing minor league names a September...
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J.R. Smith officially re-signs with Cavaliers

It’s officially official: The Cleveland Cavaliers have re-signed shooting guard J.R. Smith, per an announcement made Wednesday evening by General Manager David Griffin. Terms of the contract were not revealed by the Cavs, per team and league policies, but of course the details of Smith’s two-year, $10 million deal are out there. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Smith...
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Phil Taylor’s knee kept Steelers from signing him

It was a bit surprising to see the Cleveland Browns cut Phil Taylor knowing that they would have to pay him anyway. Speculation among Browns fans was that the team just thought one of the younger guys could help them. After the defensive tackle visited the Pittsburgh Steelers, who decided not to sign him, we might know a bit more as to why the Browns were so convinced. Phil Taylor’s...
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Ball Played: Blue Jays deliver knuckle(ball) sandwich to Indians

Wednesday was why Tuesday’s game hurt so bad. The margin for error with the Cleveland Indians postseason chances is too thin to allow potential wins to slip away as there will still be some games that just do not go well from the beginning. Wednesday was just such a day as the Toronto Blue Jays jumped to a big early lead and held onto it throughout in a 5-1 victory over the Indians...
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Browns & Buckeyes, the USSR, and DMB: While We’re Waiting…

Good Thursday to you, WFNYers. May whatever supreme being you pray to or defy bless you with a wonderful day. The Indians undid more of their feel-good six-game winning streak with a 5-1 loss on Wednesday to those executive-stealers from Toronto (just because I regard Shapiro’s departure with ambivalence doesn’t mean I can’t hate them for it!). Meanwhile, the Cavs are dormant...
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Reports: Cardale Jones taken to ER Wednesday night

The Ohio State social media world lit up when two of Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones’ siblings posted statuses on each of their Facebooks about Jones being sent to the hospital (the posts have since been deleted). First reported by Tony Zarrella, of Channel 19 in Cleveland, Jones was rushed to the hospital with severed head pain. With no reasons as to why he may be headed...
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Lonnie Chisenhall named ESPN Sweet Spot’s DPOM for August

If you’re surprised by the headline, we wouldn’t blame you. If it seems like just last month that Lonnie Chisenhall was a struggling third baseman who was sent down to Triple-A to work out a few kinks, well—it was. Since being promoted back to the big league team, and completely changing positions, Chisenhall has completely reinvented himself as a player. So much so that...
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2015 Cleveland Indians: Version 2.0

One might find themselves wondering how the Cleveland Indians have been able to charge back into contention for the American League postseason. How did a team that started the year 7-14 in April become a team that could sweep a fellow Wild Card contender in the Los Angeles Angels and then give the American League favorite Toronto Blue Jays all that they could handle? One might think...
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Joe Lull on sports radio and Mark Shapiro’s exit – WFNY Podcast – 2015-09-02

Joe Lull is back and we’re talking about local sports talk radio and whether it is, in fact, dead. Also, we discuss the Mark Shapiro exit from the Cleveland Indians in depth. This podcast is brought to you by Audible.com. Go get your free 30 day trial and audiobook download. Joe Lull and whether sports talk radio is dead Is sports talk radio a little directionless and somewhat...
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Nike’s “What The?” LeBron 12 pays homage to MJ, Bo, and more

In years past, Nike’s “What the?” series has taken bits a pieces of other sneakers from said athlete—LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant—and combined them in to one, glorious, incredibly loud sneaker. Last year’s “What the?” LeBron (the 11) included eight different product design elements from past signature shoes, including 20 different graphics and color choices...
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Suppose the Browns didn’t make any trades in the 2011 draft

Phil Taylor being cut means more than one very large professional athlete losing his job. Big Phil’s departure has become a microcosm of all that is wrong with the Browns, an indicator of years of mismanagement at the team-building level, as he was the last of the players the Browns obtained in their 2011 draft day trade with the Atlanta Falcons. Cleveland sent Atlanta the No...
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Predicting the Browns final 53-man roster

The Cleveland Browns are one preseason game away from finally preparing for the games that count. It has been a long and interesting preseason with the Browns sitting at 1-2, winning their third preseason game on Saturday versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We have seen some players play well and others struggle. After they take the field on Thursday, the real decisions come to fruition...
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Ball Played: Pain in the Goins

Tuesday should have simply been known for The Slide. The title above should be “Ball Played: The Slide” and the majority of the discussion should be centered around that magnificent play. When Francisco Lindor in-advisably attempted to stretch a single into a double and used Matrix-level moves to pull back half of his body to maneuver safely into the base, the resulting outcome...
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Walking off the walkoff wounds: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Wednesday, Blawg Pound. The Tribe dropped a tough one last night. Cody Anderson went six very solid innings, surrendering just three hits and two runs, both of which came on sacrifice flies. Yan Gomes hit two solo homers, including a shot to center that tied the game up in the ninth. Francisco Lindor legged out a double in the top of the tenth, but the Indians couldn’t plate...
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Rejoice: September’s Sports Schedule is Peak Cleveland

For the sports fan on the go, September is one of the most exciting months of the year. College and professional football kickoff their respective seasons, baseball enters the final stretch of the pennant race—the ninth inning, to borrow a phrase—and people see Halloween decorations in the store and think “Already?” For your convenience we have compiled the following calendar...
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Phil Taylor thanks Browns fans after release

It’s true that Phil Taylor had some difficulties staying on the field for the Browns, but whenever he was there Browns fans seemed to appreciate his effort and nasty streak. Taylor brought a meanness to the Browns defense that wasn’t there before he arrived. It appears that the appreciation wasn’t just pointed on way as Phil Taylor used his Instagram to send Browns fans a positive...
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Video: Johnny Manziel addresses elbow injury

Johnny Manziel is talking about his elbow, or Johnny Manzielbow. Mostly, he downplayed the whole thing and talked about how he just needed a bit of rest. Manziel even used the word “tendinitis” which is pretty common terminology for many kinds of general inflammation. Obviously, you hope he’s right, and it isn’t like anyone’s talked about surgery or a stint on the injured...
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Browns terminate contract of Phil Taylor

Tuesday afternoon marks the end of the Phil Taylor era in Cleveland. With the Browns needing to reduce their roster to 75 players by 4 p.m., the team announced that they have terminated the contract of the 2011 first-round selection. The 2011 NFL Draft was one where the Browns’ fortunes were changed during a Week 4 win the previous year. The team would go 5-11 that season, but...
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Ohio State downplays revenge talk ahead of Va. Tech rematch

In what some may consider a revenge game, Ohio State takes on Virginia Tech Monday night to start the 2015 season. The Buckeyes lost to the Hokies at Ohio Stadium in Game No. 2 last season before winning 13 straight en route to the national championship. To start game week, four Buckeyes — linebacker Josh Perry, safety Tyvis Powell, defensive lineman Tommy Schutt, and tight end...
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Get Over That .500 Hump, Boys

Odds are they won’t actually make the playoffs. If they’re lucky, maybe they snag a play-in game just for a shot at another play-in game. But at this point, they don’t have to make the playoffs for it to matter. To hell with the playoffs, boys — just play ball out there. Just get to .500, and then get over it. Remember what it feels like to won more than you’ve lost. The...
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Piranhas … And the Top 10 Suggested Answers for Mike Pettine to Questions about Johnny Manziel

When coaches around the United States talk about not wanting the distraction of certain people, places, or events affecting their teams’ focus, they are undoubtedly referring to the dangers posed by the feeding frenzy of piranha-like members of the media. Fresh water piranhas, of course, belong to the subfamily Serrasalminae and range in size from five to ten inches in length....
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Urban Meyer weighs in on QB competition, leadership, and Braxton Miller

With Ohio State’s football season just under a week away, Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer had plenty to say on Monday, in a press conference to begin “game week”. Much of the discussion and questions were on the quarterback competition, but Meyer still stands by his word — he’s not revealing the starting quarterback until the first offensive drive of the season opener...
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Should the Browns keep or cut Terrelle Pryor? – WFNY Podcast – 2015-08-31

Rick Grayshock comes back to the friendly confines of the WFNY Podcast to discuss the Cleveland Browns and their impending roster decisions to get down to 53 men. We start with a brief discussion of Mark Shapiro leaving the Tribe. This episode of the WFNY Podcast is brought to you by Audible.com – You can get a free audiobook download and a free 30-day trial by following the link...
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