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Ohio State Doesn’t Need Michigan’s Talent

Sports rivalries are a special thing. An attempt to justify their existence or pretend that they contribute anything meaningful to society is a completely fruitless exercise. Documentarians and generations past can rationalize the energy that teams and fans invest in disliking each other, often relying on a mostly-fabricated anecdote from the 1920s that likely involves a cow or...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns vs. Atlanta Falcons: Behind the Box Score

Brian Hoyer’s two late, fourth-quarter interceptions nearly gave the game to the Atlanta Falcons as Matt Bryant connected on a 53-yard field goal to give Atlanta the lead with just under 50 seconds to play. But Hoyer rebounded in the final minute, completing four straight passes, and engineering a flawless hurry-up offense to set up Billy Cundiff’s game winning 37-yard field...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pettine says Johnny Manziel could play Sunday

When Doug Brown of Scene broke the Johnny Manziel story, it appeared pretty bad for Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel. Much like Ray Farmer said, it’s always disappointing when one of your players finds themselves in the wrong kind of news. But the more we get to know the other party involved in the Manziel fracas, the more it seems like this isn’t much of a Johnny Manziel issue...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tashaun Gipson’s loss leaves a big gap in the Browns defense

The Cleveland Browns have had many injuries on the defensive side of the ball this season, but none may be bigger than the loss of free safety Tashaun Gipson. Amidst this Sunday’s win over the Atlanta Falcons, Gipson injured his MCL and possibly the PCL, according to head coach Mike Pettine. The injury occurred early in the fourth quarter when Gipson collided with teammate Joe...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giving thanks to you, While We’re Waiting

Happy Tuesday WFNY! I can already smell the turkey, and the dressing, and the potatoes and gravy, and the ham, and the pie. I love Thanksgiving! It’s truly the best. You get together with family, friends, and loved ones and together you prepare a massive feast and you share in some good food, good conversation, and laughs. And then you sit down to watch some football for as long...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers vs Magic Behind the Box Score: Baby Steps

Orlando Magic 74 Cleveland Cavaliers 106[Box Score] I know what a lot of people are thinking. What’s the big deal? The Cavaliers are a much better team than the Orlando Magic. They’re supposed to win a game like this. But man, the Cavaliers needed this one. We heard all offense about how effective this offense was supposed to be. We knew the defense would struggle, but the offense...
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Johnny Manziel’s friends decked a touchy-feely fan on Friday

Well, this is one way to celebrate a Victory Monday. The folks over at Cleveland Scene have obtained a police report that indicates that an intoxicated fan saw Johnny Manziel late Friday night and decided he wanted to “hug” the rookie quarterback. The process didn’t unfold as the fan apparently liked as he was soon provided a “swollen lip, right eye swollen, red face.”...
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Ohio State wins; Hudson beats Mentor—again

The high school playoffs in Ohio are getting to the final few games of the season. This past week’s games were filled with close and exciting matchups. Hudson won the big rematch versus Mentor in a blowout victory over the Cardinals. St. Edward continued their roll through the playoffs, while Mayfield upset Bedford. In college football, Ohio State continued their winning ways on...
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Mike Pettine outlasts Mike Smith in bad coaching competition

Sunday’s Cleveland Browns game against the Atlanta Falcons was not a fine showing of head coaching skills. I wondered aloud on Twitter if Falcons coach Mike Smith had been fired yet, and I wasn’t just making a joke. I still like Mike Pettine and his team seems to rally around him and play for him, but he’s had some “rookie” moments to be sure from a head coaching standpoint...
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A Decade Without Dad

Where were you ten years ago today? What was your life like? Like you, I was a much different person. I was 28 years old, living in Chicago, happily married to my college sweetheart, and hoping to soon have children. Things were good. Other than my dog recently taking up residency in my bed, I didn’t have much to complain about. Did I have a “charmed life?” I thought so. Then...
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Cleveland Browns Week 12 Winners and Losers

When I look at teams like the Atlanta Falcons or Chicago Bears, I see an NFL case study. You have incredibly talented weapons—Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffrey, Martellus Bennett, Julio Jones, Roddy White, Matt Forte, Steven Jackson—and highly compensated, first-round quarterbacks. You have rosters that are heavily featured on fantasy teams across the league. You have marquee...
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Women rule the AMAs, and the return of Dave Chappelle: While We’re Waiting…

Another Victory Monday? It’s getting to the point where I don’t know how to respond. As always, we’ll have plenty of Browns coverage over the coming hours (including one amazing essay that you won’t want to miss), but While We’re Waiting… The 2014 American Music Awards were Sunday night. And if you weren’t watching Odell Beckham Jr. pull in one of the best catches in...
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Browns overcome self-inflicted wounds to beat Falcons 26-24

It seemed like nobody wanted to win this game. Better stated, nobody was willing to take it until the very last second. The teams traded possessions like crazy with the game in the balance. Matt Ryan yielded to his punter. Brian Hoyer threw not one, but two interceptions in the fourth quarter in his attempts to ice the game. One of those interceptions is about as unforgivable as...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jabaal Sheard active in Atlanta; Gordon to play roughly 30 snaps

It seemed not that long ago when thoughts were that Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard could be lost for the season thanks to a foot injury. Just days later, the team’s 2011 second-round pick out of Pitt is surprisingly active as the team suits up in Atlanta to face the falcons. Given that Browns coach Mike Pettine stated on Monday that Sheard could be Injured Reserve...
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Jordan Cameron out, Karlos Dansby doubtful for Sunday

The Browns will most likely be without two of their best players for this Sunday’s game versus the Atlanta Falcons. Tight end Jordan Cameron has been ruled out for Sunday, while linebacker Karlos Dansby is doubtful to play and linebacker Jabaal Sheard is listed as questionable. Cameron has been out with a concussion since getting hit versus the Oakland Raiders on October 26. The...
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Josh Gordon can have second hand impact on Browns’ offense

At long last Josh Gordon is free from Roger Goodell’s clutches and the Browns’ offense now has a player the opposing defense must game plan for. Andrew Hawkins, Taylor Gabriel, Miles Austin, and Travis Benjamin have all shown themselves as adequate NFL receivers — something hard to come by in Cleveland the past decade — but with Gordon’s return comes the chance for Cleveland’s...
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Ohio State Preparing for Indiana, Not Looking Past Them

I’m a college student. While I don’t attend Ohio State, my weekends are frequently spent driving from Philadelphia to various campuses to watch the Buckeyes. So it was only natural that I received a text this week from a friend who is a student at OSU asking me if I’d be interested in heading to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship Game as I did last season. Was I interested...
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Five Things Paul Brown Was Not – Reliving Yesteryear

You know some things to be true. That they may technically only be your opinions is just noise. You’re right, and when others disregard or disbelieve you, a certain amount of frustration builds. At least if you are like me, anyway. Not to mention when you encounter resistance to demonstrable facts. Twenty years ago- when the internet wasn’t nearly as widely used- this was more...
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Sea World, Blue Jacket bankruptcy, and Indy Browns… While We’re Waiting

Hey everyone, I’m on vacation this week, but I’ve still found bits of time to write, mostly during kids’ naptime on days when we weren’t chasing Mickey Mouse around some really expensive theme park. Also, I hope you enjoyed the Dimoko experience podcast with Dave Sterling and Brian Spaeth talking about a variety of topics. We are not visiting Sea World this trip and I’m...
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Joe Haden set to open shoe store in Cleveland

Browns star cornerback Joe Haden has really taken to living and being a part of the city of Cleveland. Besides playing at a Pro Bowl level for the Browns, Haden has become a big fan of the Cavaliers and can be seen hanging out around the city of Cleveland on many nights. Haden also loves fashion, especially shoes, personally owning a huge collection of shoes. Now he has decided...
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Indians announce Tribe Fest 2015

The Cleveland Indians have announced details for Tribe Fest 2015, to be held at Progressive Field on January 24 and 25. The annual fan-centric event — the third bearing the Tribe Fest name — will offer the opportunity for Indians supporters to meet and get autographs from current players as well as Tribe alumni. From the press release: The third annual event will feature Silver...
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Cleveland Indians add five minor leaguers to 40-man roster

Each November, Major League Baseball teams are faced with the difficult task of protecting certain players from the consequences of the Rule 5 draft. On Thursday, the Cleveland Indians were one of the first teams to announce their protected players. In total, the Indians are protecting five prized minor leagues by adding them to their official 40-man roster. The five players are...
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Houston Rockets leading race to get Corey Brewer

The Houston Rockets may be the leader in the race to acquire Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Corey Brewer, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. Brewer, a rangy, athletic wing defender, has been rumored to be the apple of the Cavaliers’ eye, but Stein says that the Rockets are ready to act now while the Cavs are debating whether to acquire a wing player or a big man. Rockets GM Daryl...
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Josh Gordon shows maturity, perspective returning from suspension

Speaking for the first time as a reinstated member of the Cleveland Browns, Josh Gordon spoke candidly and thoughtfully to the media on Wednesday. Headlines were made earlier in the day when news broke of Gordon’s comments to former teammate Nate Burleson stating that he was ready to “tear this league up“, but the Gordon answering questions from the media Wednesday afternoon...
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Toward an Indians Off-Season Strategy

This is the first off-season I can remember in quite a while that doesn’t seem to carry with it a somewhat obvious imperative for the Cleveland Indians front office.  Typically, it feels like we enter the winter with a hole that requires filling.  Last year, for instance, the team had to address right field, as Nick Swisher transferred to a 1B/DH role.  Some years we’ve needed...
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