While We’re Waiting… Cavs Playoff Commercial, What Would Phil Do, and B.E.’s Future Contract

While We’re Waiting aims to be the round-up of the recent WFNY-esque information for your morning viewing. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email in the sidebar.

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Could this group of guys be any more cohesive?  Great work by Cavs PR to turn the Heineken commercial into this hilarious-yet-telling commercial.

Could be a big day for the Scarlet and Gray: “It looks like Malcolm Jenkins and Beanie Wells are going to battle it out for the first Buckeye taken. Jenkins ran a disappointing 4.55 at Indy, but improved to a 4.48-4.51 when the scouts came to Columbus. After the combine, teams and scouts weren’t quite sure where he would fit into an NFL roster, either at corner or safety. This is the time period Vontae Davis jumped ahead of Jenkins in most mock drafts, but after teams reviewed game film and learned more about Malcolm’s character, they know he will be a playmaker regardless of position.” [Corey/Eleven Warriors]

Wishful thinking? “Let’s say the team finished 9-7 and just missed out on the playoffs. In assuming this, we will also have to throw out the assorted, late-season injuries as well as slightly modify Braylon Edwards’ 2008 performance. Let’s say the team performed well enough for all the major players to retain their jobs, including Anderson/Quinn, Edwards, Wimbley, and of course, Savage, Crennel, Chudzinski and Tucker. However, to spice things up, let’s still give Cleveland the #5 pick.  So, in entering the 2009 draft, how would G.M. Phil Savage look to improve the team?” [Cleveland Browns Reboot]

Not so fast, Braylon: “The wildcard would be the Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Without an extension to the CBA, there will be no salary cap in 2010.  And without a salary cap in 2010, a player with fewer than six years of service won’t be an unrestricted free agent next March.  So Edwards, who is entering his fifth NFL season, would be a restricted free agent.  And the team that holds his rights will be able to retain his rights for 110 percent of his 2009 cap number, which as we understand it is in the range of $5 million.  That’s far lower than the franchise number for receivers, which likely will exceed $10 million.” [Mike Florio/Sporting News]

Slider goes down to whatever Kansas City’s mascot is in a rendition of Mortal Kombat [More Hardball]

And just to make sure you check it out, Rock put up some very solid work on Mike Brown receiving this year’s Coach of the Year awards.  Do give it a look.  [RockKing/WFNY]

(video h/t –  SLAMOnline via Ballerblogger)

  • phil

    Yes, Rock outdid himself there. Great job.

    As for the playoffs advertisement, it’s quite slow at first but the guys were up to the challenge and it ends with a fine segue into a real tear-jerking performance by Delonte, who can be pretty funny on his own. Thanks for posting.

  • Brendon

    I just spit my coffee up a little. that video is HILARIOUS!!!

  • http://thenyfi.com saggy

    It’s the NBA playoffs. The Cavs have a shot – a real shot – to go all the way. they’ve got the talent, they’ve got the coaching, they’ve go the fans, and they’ve definitely got the chemistry.

    I haven’t seen talent and chemistry synergize so well since the days of the ’85 Bears with Jim McMahon, Mike Singletary, and William “The Refrigerator” Perry yukking it up while dancing “The SuperBowl Shuffle”.

    These videos are hilarious and awesome – I was laughing out loud by myself. These clips are also something else: they completely epitomize what it means to be a “team”. It is fun, empowering, satisfying, and tribal. Anyone who has never experienced being a part of a winning team can’t possibly be expected to empathize. But that doesn’t mean they can’t understand what we are all seeing. This type of camaraderie is a rare occurrence that should be cherished. (Think 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team)

    When an assembled group buys into a shared philosophy and can be motivated to use that philosophy through good times and bad, they can transcend the sum of their parts – and the coach becomes the mathematician. He yields to none yet all yield to him. His ideas are implemented and his authority is earned with effort, communication, and humility. He understands when to forge ahead and when to hold back. One so great as General George Washington once said “Men need to be led, not pushed.” Mike Brown has been the leader of men this year.

    By revealing this to the rest of us, to people far beyond the outside of their circle, we are treated to such a rare, and beautiful sight, and the entire point: These are friends having fun with each other, bonding and supporting one another, learning and caring about who they all are – these are friends united, trustworthy allies, world conquerors; these are the future Champions of the National Basketball Association.

  • http://www.nologoneeded.com Don_NoLogoNeeded.com

    That video has made me very happy this morning. Thanks, guys.

    Is it 8 p.m. yet? This is going to be a long day.

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  • D-Train

    not into red heads, but that chick is smokin.

  • http://waitingfornextyear.com Denny

    I really doubt the girl portraying the trainer really is a trainer.