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Peace out, Preseason Basketball: Chad Zumock

With the 2014-15 NBA season right around the corner, the national media is hitting the gas pedal on the “hype-machine” when it comes to this year’s newly formed Cleveland Cavaliers team. Ernie Johnson and the rest of TNT gang, Kendrick Lamar, and Kevin Hart have already RSVP’d for the October 30 home opener and Sports Illustrated went ahead and made the so-called “Big...
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Cleveland Browns Week 7 Film Room

The Cleveland Browns had what was arguably their worst game of the year when they lost to previously winless Jacksonville Jaguars this past Sunday. The Browns could not muster a touchdown versus a Jaguars defense giving up 30.8 points per game in the first six games of the season—this while being the benefactor of multiple turnovers. The Browns defense kept the team in the game...
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Watch Kyrie Irving pass between his legs to Kevin Love

LeBron James didn’t play last night’s pre-season game in order to rest, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t without highlights thanks to Shawn Marion, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. Shawn Marion intercepted a pass and started a 3-on-1 fast break starring himself, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. There was a day and age where The Matrix would have soared through the air to catch an...
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Reflections on LeBron’s meaning to Akron: While We’re Waiting…

It’s almost here. Next Thursday, the Cleveland Cavaliers begin the much-hyped 2014-15 NBA regular season with LeBron James back in wine and gold. The preseason is now over. The real games begin soon. It’s a pretty surreal time to be a fan of Northeast Ohio professional basketball. It’s perhaps even more surreal to be amid the subset of Cavs fans from Akron that grew up with...
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Brian Hoyer: Regression to the Mean

Too often, it seems, Cleveland sports fans pine for the next hero to lead them to a championship.  And, I’m not talking about any bandwagon fans who only root for the Browns because the Johnny Manziel Show came to town. I’m looking at the hardcore Muni Lot-tailgating, Bernie Kosar jersey-wearing, season-ticket holders who have endured the pain of not only losing games, but the...
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NBA GM Survey: LeBron James, Cavs should be pretty good

The annual General Manager survey was released by the NBA and, as to be expected, the Cleveland Cavaliers have a fairly good showing. Though the majority of GMs think the San Antonio Spurs will repeat as NBA Champions, more than 70 percent of respondents believe that their opponent will be the Wine and Gold. Cavs forward LeBron James received plenty of accolades, garnering the majority...
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Game Illustrated: Matthew Dellavedova

If you know me personally or have read more than 50 words I’ve written, then you already know that I am an unabashed sucker for players who hustle, especially on a basketball court. I paid tribute to Anderson Varejao’s hustle in the previous edition of Game Illustrated. Today, that honor goes to another foreign Cavalier I hold near and dear: Matthew Dellavedova. A pair of anecdotes...
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Dion Waiters Named Co-Captain to the Triangle All-Stars

Dion Waiters has won his first and most dubious honor of the season: He was named co-captain, along with DeMarcus Cousins, of the Triangle All-Stars, which are described as “the people’s Dream Team — the crazy characters, untapped talents, and head cases who make the NBA our favorite thing to watch.” The Triangle is Grantland’s sports blog, and it is nothing if not...
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“Yosted” Celebrity Friends, NFL Fan Behavior, Passing Over Sandy, and Bitter Bo: While We’re Waiting…

Good Wednesday morning ya’ll…. It is my “offseason” here at WFNY, but it is good to have this space each week to get some quick views out to the masses. The Browns let me down big time Sunday, the Cavs are about to begin their quest with LeBron 2.0 and to be honest, it is just not my thing. My beloved Wahoos will soon start their winter roster tinkering, but I don’t expect...
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Indians ask fans about Wahoo, popular players in survey

It’s that time of year again and the Cleveland Indians want to know what their fans and season ticket holders think. Not a lot of surprising questions, per usual. The Indians once again asked about all their various uniforms and Chief Wahoo himself. They also asked for a ranking of the top five Cleveland Indians, which makes sense. One slight wrinkle though: They included manager...
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Kyrie Irving falls to No. 23 in ESPN’s #NBARank

ESPN surprised plenty of fans when they placed Kyrie Irving at the No. 8 spot in last year’s #NBARank, just one year after being No. 22. This time around, after a year of ebbs and flows and no real growth on the defensive end, the two-time All-Star slots in at No. 23. Despite the fluctuation in “rank,” Irving’s 2013-14 numbers were right in line with his career averages,...
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La Canfora: Browns could “juggle” offensive line again this week

NFL insider Jason La Canfora joined Baskin and Phelps to talk about the Cleveland Browns after their big loss to Jacksonville. La Canfora mentioned that he doesn’t think Brian Hoyer’s job depends on the Oakland game. He also said that he didn’t think injuries to Alex Mack and the defensive linemen would catch up to the Browns as badly as it did on Sunday. Then he dropped this...
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GIF: Mike Miller steals LeBron’s ovation

The great folks of Columbus, Ohio gave LeBron James a standing ovation in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s preseason win over the Chicago Bulls. James’ teammate and long-time friend, Mike Miller, decided that he would intercept the applause and tip his own cap to the scarlet and grey-clad crowd. They’re not posing for pre-game photographs, but basketball is once again fun...
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LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love make this week’s Sports Illustrated Cover

While ESPN The Magazine went with Chicago’s Derrick Rose as the cover of their NBA Preview issue, Sports Illustrated wasted no time in putting LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love front and center on theirs. In the Eastern Conference, all eyes will be on Cleveland with its new Big Three of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving andKevin Love, all of whom appear on the national cover...
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What Did the Browns Lose Sunday? One Game.

One game. The Cleveland Browns lost this one game. That is all that happened Sunday. They played terribly, no doubt. They were road favorites and embarrassed themselves long and hard in Jacksonville. They put the kibosh on all of the optimism that came with defeating the Steelers. They raised every demon that resides within Browns’ fans, uncomfortably familiar ideas of inferiority...
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An infamous kiss, closing windows, and YIELD, While We’re Waiting

Happy Tuesday WFNY! It’s mostly happy, anyway. The Browns remembering how to be the Browns again was awfully frustrating, and pessimistically it was perhaps enlightening. Because really, does anyone know who the real Browns are? This has to be the most bipolar football team I can recall. You have the first halves of the first Steelers game and the Titans game, and then you have...
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Mike Pettine discusses failed running attack against Jacksonville

The Cleveland Browns’ offense has been well paced all season long large in part to their rushing attack. Even after Ben Tate got hurt during Week 1’s game against Steelers, it just led to the emergence of the “baby backs,” Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell. That feels like a long time ago now. Terrance West was a healthy scratch, having been benched for a game. Isaiah Crowell...
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FOX Sports ranks Browns uniforms No. 32 in NFL

When the actual football team is 3-3, you have to dig down pretty deep to disparage. Nevertheless, the Cleveland Browns are ranked dead last in a recent listing of all uniforms in the NFL as done, in slideshow form, by FOX Sports. This team hasn’t one anything in decades yet this uniform is out there every Sunday. Granted, you can’t do a lot with brown, and it’s hard to give...
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Allie Clifton responds to Tristan Thompson kiss “controversy”

The debate over the Tristan Thompson controversy has been a hot topic among various media outlets. In case you missed it, Thompson took part in an uncomfortable interview with FSO reporter Allie Clifton. In the interview, Thompson called Clifton “Tina” and then subsequently kissed her on the cheek. This exchange caused a stir in the media, especially from Yahoo’s Kelly Dwyer who...
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LeBron: Bulls are better than Cavs

It might be hedging his bets. It might be setting expectations. It might be a way to motivate his own teammates. But one way or another, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James says he thinks the Chicago Bulls are a better team than the Wine and Gold as presently constructed. “[The Bulls] are a team that’s much better than us right now just off chemistry,” James said. “They’ve...
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Browns lose to Jags – Craig on Dawgs on the Run

This morning, like I always do, I spoke about the Browns’ loss with Andy Baskin and Andre Knott on the WEWS web show Dawgs on the Run. My appearance starts a couple minutes into this clip. As always big thanks to Andy, Andre and Eric the Referee for having me on. The post Browns lose to Jags – Craig on Dawgs on the Run appeared first on Waiting For Next Year.
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LeBron James bringing new leadership style in return

LeBron James went off to college and came back to Cleveland having learned a few things. According to Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears, James held a players-only meeting before the first practice this season in which he specifically laid out expectations for each and every player on the Cavs. “I was looking like, ‘Wow.’ That’s crazy that he broke down every individual thing he wants...
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It’s not time for Johnny Manziel to take over… yet

Despite an awful showing in Jacksonville against a really bad Jaguars team, it’s not time for Johnny Football. Brian Hoyer and the Cleveland Browns offense had a miserable day, but there’s little reason to think it would have been better with Johnny Manziel under center. His mobility might have helped at times, but it’s silly to think that the Browns were one player—even...
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Browns release Ray Agnew, sign Kiero Small

Well that will fix it! The Browns have responded to their poor performance against the Jaguars on Sunday by releasing starting fullback Ray Agnew and replacing him with Kiero Small off of the practice squad. Small is a 5-9, 242-pound rookie out of Arkansas. Originally selected by Seattle in the seventh round, Small spent the first seven weeks of the season on the Browns’ practice...
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Ohio State rolls again; St. Ignatius gets a big win

Week 8 of college and high school football in Ohio is in the books. In college, Ohio State’s offense continued its roll with a dominating win over Rutgers. The MAC is getting tighter and tighter this week with losses by Bowling Green and Akron. The OAC elite of John Carroll and Mount Union are both still perfect after victories this week. In high school, the biggest win came from...
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